Sleepy Hollow Board weighed into the divisive national gun control debate this week with a resolution, if symbolic, in favor of banning assault weapons.
The Board originally intended to petition the state for greater gun control legislative measures, but New York's governor Andrew Cuomo was quick to enact them before they got a chance.
Now the board plans to take their voice to the national debate, said Village Administrator Anthony Giaccio.
Here's the petition they will send to Congress:
Resolution by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sleepy Hollow Petitioning Congress to Ban Assault Weapons
Whereas, statistics show us there are approximately 34 deaths each day in the United States by firearms; and
Whereas, the tragic deaths of 6 adults and 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut have brought about a resolve in this country to end senseless and violent deaths by firearms;
Now, therefore, be it resolved the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sleepy Hollow calls upon Congress to ban all assault weapons and high capacity magazines and institute comprehensive gun control including background checks and waiting periods prior to the sale of all firearms.
Meanwhile, for those confused by or just wanting to know more about the current New York gun laws, Tarrytown has posted the following info on their website:
The New York State Police have created a hotline for persons who have questions about the state's new gun laws. 1-855-LAW-GUNS (1-855-529-4867) will be staffed by NYSP employees Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.