Republicans on the Monroe County Legislature are banding together to oppose the New York Safe Act.
The toughest gun law in the nation was signed by Governor Cuomo in January.
But it has its critics, including many local lawmakers.
Nearly 50 people signed up to comment Tuesday night, reflecting a growing opposition to the NY Safe Act.
They say this resolution-which is not a law-is a step in the right direction.
A packed chamber, overflow into the hallways, many people eager to tell the crowd and the Monroe County Legislature how they feel about the NY Safe Act.
Majority leader Anthony Daniele made his opinion crystal clear.
"We're opposed to the safe act," he said. "We're opposed to what this act stands for which is not providing a safe environment for residents but simply taking rights away from lawful gun owners."
There was no vote, but Daniele co-sponsored a resolution to oppose the Safe Act.
The letter sends a strong message to the governors office, but many want county lawmakers to take a stronger stance.
Ken Mathison spoke during the public comment session saying, "We wish the Monroe County Legislature would have a vote...on repealing this legislation. The second amendment is a civil right and we want our civil rights defended."
"You have an obligation to your constituents to go on the record for or against this law," said Clyde Washburn.
Yvonne Tando added "Why is it that Monroe County out of all the counties that have so far acted on the Safe Act it's the only county just sending a letter? It makes Monroe County look timid and afraid of the Governor? Are you?"
Yvonne Tando is a nurse, an avid sport shooter, and a mother, worried about the precedent the Safe Act is setting.
She added "We just let things slide and slowly our liberties start getting taken away from us."
Tando brought her son Dominick to the meeting to teach him to stand up for what he believes in.
She thinks the letter will accomplish nothing, and hopes tonight's show of support will change legislator's minds.
"Let's hope with the number of people that came today it will persuade them to make a vote on this."
More than 75 percent of New York's counties have voiced some kind of opposition to the Safe Act.
The Monroe County resolution, submitted as a "Matter of Urgency" will go to Governor Cuomo's office tomorrow.
No democrats signed the resolution.