Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The subject of guns is dominating the political landscape across the United States, especially in New York State. The recently passed NY SAFE Act is the toughest set of gun laws in the nation.
The Association of Erie County Governments is looking into a resolution opposing the legislation, while a local top cop voices his support for the tough gun legislation.
The Association says many members are "concerned" about the way in which the SAFE Act passed.
The Brant Town Supervisor introduced a resolution condemning the law. The resolution says when the bill was passed, "the rights under the second amendment of our Constitution was infringed on without due process." It further states that the NY SAFE Act "was rushed through the Senate and Assembly without a single public hearing," and without lawmakers getting ample time to review the bill.
The resolution asks Governor Andrew Cuomo to suspend the law.
The Association plans to take a vote on the resolution in February.
However, the Niagara Falls Superintendent of Police expressed his support of the law.
Superintendent Bryan DalPorto tells Eyewitness News "Anything you can do to combat any type of crime, that's what we're behind."
DalPorto says a lot of the new law will help to curb gang violence, keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and make the purchase or transfer of a gun to anyone prohibited from having a weapon a felony.
He feels the law is a "good balance" between the second amendment and the need to crack down on violence.
DalPorto says, "we see our share of violent crimes in Niagara Falls, specifically guns and it will give us more tools to combat this."
Support is ramping up on a nationwide scale this weekend.
New nationwide legislation would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons.
A weekend rally in DC for tougher gun legislation included people from Newtown, still ripe with emotion.