Felano outlines new approach to law enforcement focused on protecting citizens from government abuse

December 16, 2020 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Andrew Cuomo. Joe Percoco. Alain Kaloyeros. Sheldon Silver. Eliot Spitzer. These are leaders of a criminal enterprise that has stolen more from Erie County residents than any common street thug ever could.

The SAFE Act. Pistol permitting. Bail reform. COVID-1984 lockdown mandates. The ‘War on Drugs’. These are failed government policies that have disarmed more law-abiding citizens and caused more violence and economic devastation in Erie County than any inner-city gang ever could.

Steve Felano is running for Erie County Sheriff because, clearly, New York State government is the greatest threat to public safety right now and he has what it takes to fight back. His campaign website is FELANOWINS.COM.


“The left-progressives ruling our state capitol and county legislature tell you we need a ‘Green New Deal’, which is simply another round of heavy-handed government compulsion that will crush industry, destroy opportunity, and create more desperate criminals in service of left-wing ideology,” Felano said. “Our Albany overseers are wrong. What we truly need is a Blue New Deal to defend our deputies and citizens.

Felano’s Blue New Deal ensures county residents’ civil rights are protected, unconstitutional edicts from Albany are nullified and ignored, and our Sheriff’s Deputies get the full respect and support they deserve while protecting citizens’ fundamental rights from governmental abuse. It includes:

Non-enforcement of unconstitutional edicts to protect citizens’ rights from state overreach: On Felano’s first day as Erie County Sheriff, the unlawful SAFE Act, arbitrary pistol permit regime, illegal Red Flag Law, and all COVID-1984 executive orders will stop being enforced by Erie County Deputies.

A strong Grand Jury to resist government abuse: As Erie County Sheriff, Felano will empanel a grand jury with the power to investigate official misconduct, including all members of the Cuomo Regime, and all government agents involved in the ongoing, unconstitutional COVID-1984 lockdown forced on Erie County residents.

Ending victimless traffic violations to stop highway theft from working families: State and county government agents impose technical, victimless traffic violations on Erie County residents to balance their irresponsible budgets. Felano will stop enforcement of these violations. Parents just trying to get to work on time should not be robbed on the side of the highway so progressives may continue their reckless spending binge.


“As your sheriff, I will refuse to enforce unconstitutional edicts forced on us by state and county legislators,” Felano said. “I will vigorously investigate the Cuomo Regime for official misconduct. I will relentlessly defend your right to be free from regulatory and financial molestation by state and county government so you can simply live your life in peace. And I will aggressively fight the New York City left progressives controlling Albany so that we can bring safety, prosperity, and freedom back to Erie County.”

Felano is a 35-year-old Erie County resident. He is Founder of 2ANYS, New York State’s premier Second Amendment civil rights advocacy enterprise. Felano’s organization has been instrumental in launching a range of successful legal challenges to Albany’s civilian disarmament regime and illegal COVID-1984 mandates.

Felano is a member of The Firing Pin’s Combat Athletics Team (TFP CAT), which will be competing at the May 2020 Tactical Games event in New Hampshire against a range of law enforcement/SWAT, military, and civilian tactical athletes. He has completed numerous firearms marksmanship and accredited tactical medicine courses, to include Special Forces Veteran Aaron Barruga’s Functional Marksmanship Movements Pistol Course, Top Shot Competitor Chris Cerino’s FASTER Foundations Pistol Course, and the U.S. Department of Defense Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Course.