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County, state official debate SAFE Act

A slide from Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting's presentation on the SAFE Act, which he plans to present throughout the county on an invitational basis.

A slide from Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting's presentation on the SAFE Act, which he plans to present throughout the county on an invitational basis.

— Cutting said that he is planning to do presentation on the SAFE Act with the towns of Newcomb and Willsboro. The board asked him to also present his PowerPoint at the regular board meeting, scheduled for March 4.

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Dan Stec

Last week, New York State Assemblyman Dan Stec launched an online petition through his official Facebook Page to repeal the SAFE Act.

“While elements of the SAFE Act, such as the strengthening of Kendra’s Law, increased penalties for illegal firearm usage and the measures taken to protect first responders are measures I support, the fact remains that this bill severely restricts the constitutional rights of our sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts while ignoring overwhelming information that shows restricting access to firearms is not a solution to solving gun violence in our communities,” said Stec. “That is why I am launching a petition to repeal this misguided legislation. Our residents deserve a reasoned, logical approach to solving violence in our communities and not a knee-jerk response that only infringes upon responsible, law-abiding gun owners.”

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