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News of Otsego County

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NORTHRUP: Ignore Gun Laws? See You In Court
LETTER from CHIP NORTHRUP

Ignore Gun Laws?

See You In Court

To County Representatives:

As elected officials, you of all people do not have the luxury of deciding which laws you will uphold and which you will ignore, much less willfully and publicly flaunt as a partisan political stunt.

If you adopt this scofflaw “gun sanctuary” ordinance, you will be sued for failure to uphold New York State laws – laws that you are free to challenge in court, but laws that you cannot selectively ignore or flaunt to the detriment of the rule of law, to the loss the trust that has been placed in you, or to the breach of your oath of office.

CHIP NORTHRUP
Cooperstown

NORTHRUP: If Sanctuary Passes, County May Be Sued For Failing To Enforce NY Law
LETTER from CHIP NORTHRUP

If Sanctuary Passes, County

May Be Sued For Failing

To Enforce NY Law

To the Editor:
As elected officials, you of all people do not have the luxury of deciding which laws you will uphold and which you will ignore, much less willfully and publicly flaunt as a partisan political stunt.
If you adopt this scofflaw “gun sanctuary” ordinance, you will be sued for failure to uphold New York State laws – laws that you are free to challenge in court, but laws that you cannot selectively ignore or flaunt to the detriment of the rule of law, to the loss the trust that has been placed in you, or to the breach of your oath of office.

CHIP NORTHRUP
Cooperstown

KUZMINSKI: SAFE Foes, Pay For Challenge
LETTER from ANTOINETTE KUZMINSKI M.D.

SAFE Foes, Pay For Challenge

To the Editor:

If gun enthusiasts wish to challenge the constitutionality of New York State gun laws, the ensuing court cases should be done on their own dollar.

This will end up in the taxpayers’ lap if the county Board of Representatives agrees to a “gun sanctuary.”

For the county board to take on this role would be financially highly irresponsible, especially in light of the budgetary constraints which just forced layoffs of 58 employees.

ANTOINETTE KUZMINSKI M.D.
Fly Creek

Petitions Signed By 3,295 Seek Gun Sanctuary

CLICK HERE FOR 2AS STATEMENT

Petitions Signed

By 3,295 Seek

Gun Sanctuary

Chairman Bliss Refers Issue

To Public Safety Committee

County Rep. Rick Brockway, R-West Laurens, reads a statement from Otsego 2AS this morning asking the county board to create a sanctuary from gun laws. At left is county Board Chair Dave Bliss; at right, Vice Chair Meg Kennedy. The meeting was conducted via Zoom.

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – The Otsego 2AS movement arrived this morning in the county Board of Representatives’ chambers.

County Rep. Rick Brockway, R-West Laurens, presented petitions on 2AS’ behalf with 3,295 signatures calling on the county board to declare Otsego County a gun-law sanctuary, where the state’s SAFE Act, consider one of the toughest such laws in the country, would not be enforced.

“To be sure, fighting in support of freedom is never easy,” said Brockway, reading a statement provided by 2AS organizers.  “Yet fighting for freedom has always been the preferred side of history.  Which side you are on will soon be revealed.”

2nd Amendment Rally Delayed; 2AS Group Preparing Petitions

2nd Amendment Rally

Delayed; 2AS Group

Preparing Petitions

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

LAURENS – Due to the Coronavis threat and Governor Cuomo’s restrictions on gatherings, the Otsego County Second Amendment Rally planned this Sunday at the VFW Post 1417 on Ellis Road has been postponed, according to Pat Brockway.

Meanwhile, the 2AS group seeking to have the county declared a sanctuary where the SAFE Act would not be enforced is continuing to compile petitions, and by March 27 hopes to have signatures verified and ready to be presented to the county Board of Representatives at its April 1 meeting.

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