New York takes guns away from 34,500 without due process


Why should this little reported story concern us? Once again it is about Due Process. Yes, that nasty part of the Constitution that Progressives find so annoying in implementing their agenda. Should guns be kept away from the mentally ill? The standard up to now has been someone who has been committed involuntarily to a mental institution and is a danger to himself or others. Now, all we need is to have someone report you and you can lose your Second Amendment rights with no way out. It is the usual slippery slope that we begin. Hot air has the full screed, but this will get you started.

The NY Times has now released details of a database kept by Empire State law enforcement of people who have had their Second Amendment rights terminated on the basis of being “mentally unstable.” The number of people in this database – created as a result of the odious New York SAFE Act – has swollen in a little over a year to more than 34,000 names.

For the vast majority of the people on this huge list, they have never had a day in court to challenge their accusers as to their fitness to exercise their Second Amendment rights, nor have they been adjudicated as being truly dangerous. In New York you can show up on this list and lose your rights simply because some anonymous “medical professional” (who doesn’t even have to be a doctor) has reported you. A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and maintained by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, is the result of the Safe Act. It is an expansive package of gun control measures pushed through by the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The law, better known for its ban on assault weapons, compels licensed mental health professionals in New York to report to the authorities any patient “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.”

This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Andrew Cuomo and the New York Democrat party. Efforts to get this blatantly unconstitutional law overturned in the courts have thus far failed, but this revelation should add new fuel to the fire and inspire people to redouble their efforts.

More over at Hot Air

Update: This may be of interest: Obama to tighten Gun Control for those who ever took an anxiety pill? January 6, 2014

21 Responses to “New York takes guns away from 34,500 without due process”

  1. Will taking an anxiety pill let Obama take your guns? | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Recall New York takes guns away from 34,500 without due process Here (2014). […]

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  2. Grandtrines Says:

    Reblogged this on Debatable News: Mainstream to Tinfoil Hat and more.

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  3. Jersey McJones Says:

    That number is really, really low. A real database of any kind for this purpose in a big state like NY should probably contain several times that number at least. Remember, most of those names did not come by way of some slip-shod reporting.

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Slip shod? The victim doesn’t even know the name of who reported them. Want to get even with someone? Report them. No redress.

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    This is going to be the next battle on the second amendment, to think that our government can simply deem someone unworthy to own weapons without due process is troubling to say the least!

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  5. Lorra B. Says:

    Reblogged this on SilentSoldier and commented:
    This is how it start folk….Wake Up!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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  6. Lorra B. Says:

    Do Americans even remember their history? Do they even remember that this is how it began in Germany…that they first divided the people, brainwashed them into ‘Political Correctness’…took all their guns and then their rights and eventually slaughtered the ‘Undesirables’?? For the love of all that is sacred, ‘Sheeple’…WAKE UP and smell the deception!!!!!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Anyone who ever took a tranqualizer is at risk now. Just wait until they go through your health records. Part of the medical record, Do you own a gun? My family Doc had it on their registration form last time I went. I didn’t answer it so I guess they conclude I do,

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      • Lorra B. Says:

        Unbelievable…pinch me please cuz I KNOW I must be having a nightmare… Yes, I sure do but wouldn’t announce it that’s for sure! Col. Klink would be at my door! UGH

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  7. TexasFred Says:

    It’s New York… Do I need to once again remind folks exactly WHY I am a Texan?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Land of the free big gulp and guns. I am with you Fred. Hang on, Obama has you in his cross hairs to take out the Red in your state.

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  8. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    And the sheep keep marching toward the slaughter house. What really frustrates me is that the courts uphold these clearly unconstitutional measures.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      “….anonymous “medical professional” (who doesn’t even have to be a doctor). Don’t you love Dr. Anonymous who has a Ph.d from anywhere wants to get even with her ex. Sends the name in. That will fix him

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  9. Petermc3 Says:

    Cuomo is a dangerous person. As the incumbent, running this November on keeping NY safe from gun along with protecting the elderly and women’s rights he should win by 30%. Rob Astorino, a successful businessman, is unrecognizable in the Cuomo attack ads. If he can stay in office for another two terms it is not an exaggeration to say there maybe no gun rights at all in NY state and only gangs and criminals will have weapons.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It will be only a matter of time until Obama moves into the act. They will have access to our health records. 30 percent of Americans have at one point taken some form of anxiety medication. Lots of luck America.

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  10. geeez2014 Says:

    MY gosh; well, we can’t say this gov’t isn’t clever; they will do ANYTHING to legislate THEIR opinions, their choices, their petty peeves. Like GUNS. I’m hearing also that certain big gun manufacturers are being bought by the same business group. If it was the Koch Bros, we’d all know about it…since it’s rumored the business is backed by Soros, we’ll never know, will we. When does this gov’t STOP taking our rights away? It’s breathtaking.😦

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    • bunkerville Says:

      One has to give them credit for being creative. There is no method they will use to accomplish their mission.

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  11. bunkerville Says:

    Thanks again Paul.

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  12. Paul H. Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks Paul

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