Schoharie County still fighting SAFE-Act


By David Avitabile

Schoharie County Supervisors, in a split vote, agreed Friday not to have the county's name connected with the controversial SAFE-Act.
Supervisors passed a resolution denying the state use of the county's name, seal, the Sheriff's office logo, letterhead or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or any other purpose associated with the SAFE Act.
The action was needed, said Earl VanWormer of Esperance, who displayed a hat given to him with a gun on it and the saying "Come and Take it."
"The governor may think we'll drop it."
Sheriff Tony Desmond called the SAFE Act "just one more harassment of law abiding gun owners of New York State...I don't want to be part of it."
Larry Bradt of Carlisle, who began the county's fight against the SAFE Act early last year, called on all gun owners to fire at least one round in a safe manner and legal location at noon on January 11 to protest the act.
A copy of the resolution will be sent to the governor, the superintendent of the State Police, State Senator James Seward and Assemblyman Pete Lopez.