Letter: County Legislature’s opacity upsets petition presenter

Dear Editor:
First off, I want to thank the almost 800 people who showed their support for the NY SAFE Act and signed the petition I delivered to the Putnam County Legislature. I was amazed by the outpouring of support for commonsense gun laws in our county. However, as a citizen of Putnam County, I must also state that I was dismayed by the actions of the Legislature in the events leading up to the petition presentation. I am concerned about what this means for my fellow citizens if they decide to speak out against any action this particular Legislature may take in the future. First, some background.