Here’s a look at how Erie County legislators voted Thursday on a measure calling for the state to repeal a new gun control law. The nonbinding resolution, approved 7-4, condemned portions of the law, including a provision that reduced the maximum ammunition magazine size from 10 to seven bullets, as “knee-jerk reactions.”
Legislators who voted for the resolution were:
Legislature Minority Leader John J. Mills, R-Orchard Park, and Legislators Kevin R. Hardwick, R-City of Tonawanda; Thomas A. Loughran, D-Amherst; Edward A. Rath III, R-Amherst; Terrence D. McCracken, D-Lancaster; Lynne M. Dixon, I-Hamburg; and Joseph C. Lorigo, C-West Seneca.
Those who voted against the resolution were:
Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant, D-Buffalo, and Legislators Timothy R. Hogues, D-Buffalo; Lynn M. Marinelli, D-Town of Tonawanda; and Thomas J. Mazur, D-Cheektowaga.
All 11 legislators voted for a second resolution calling on the state to address concerns about the cost to the county of implementing provisions in the new law relating to mental health, record keeping and public safety.