Dozens of counties and local governments have passed largely-symbolic resolutions in reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent bill regulation assault weapons, according to reports from the Democrat and Chronicle.
The resolutions vary, from those declaring Cuomo's gun control bill unconstitutional to those looking to repeal it to those alleging that the bill could produce unfunded mandates.
They are largely coming from rural upstate townships, where mostly Republican lawmakers are saying they're representing the concerns of their constituents.
While the resolutions are largely symbolic, local officials are hoping to sent a message to state lawmakers.
"This gun law was poor drafted, it was poorly passed. It really does need a lot of fixes," said Ulster County Legislature chairwoman Terry Bernardo.
Ulster and Niagara counties both passed similar resolutions opposing Cuomo's gun bill on Tuesday.
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