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December 5, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Tammy Bruce alerts us to this one — now that a socialist has been elected mayor of New York (and one who hates guns is on his way out), full-on firearm confiscation has begun.

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.

The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, “Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.”

The notices, mailed Nov. 18, also give owners the options of demonstrating the gun has been moved out of NYPD jurisdiction or modified by a licensed gunsmith to comply with the law.

Although an NYPD spokeswoman told FoxNews.com the law has been on the books since 2010, critics say this year is the first time the notices were so widely dispersed. The notice was first reported on the website TheTruthAboutGuns.com.

This is exactly what gun owners who oppose registration fear. Once you’re on a government list, government can decide to use that list against you and demand that you hand over your private, personal property — despite the fact that the right to own said property is specifically guaranteed in the Constitution. This kind of action gives me pause even over having to obtain concealed carry permits. Such permits can amount to creating a de facto gun registry. While my present state government’s Republican leadership would never contemplate confiscation, what’s to say that some future leadership won’t have a different opinion if the state elects a Democrat?

Nothing. The plain language of the Constitution and basic right and wrong no longer matter to them. Democrats nationwide are already showing a) contempt for the Constitution; b) contempt for written statutes; c) allergy to truth; and d) shameless dishonesty. The Democrats’ likely nominee for governor here, Wendy Davis, is already on the record attempting to curb First and Second Amendment rights. She won’t win, but the vast majority of Democrats in Texas and nationwide agree with her on these issues.

New York is crossing a Rubicon. The police who are charged to serve and protect have become willing weapons against law-abiding citizens exercising their constitutional rights.

 

 

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You're wrong when you claim the Second Amendment doesn't apply to the States. The 14th Amendment extended the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment to the states.

Moreover, the Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear Arms and that it applies to ALL the states. The Second Amendment does not establish a state's armed force, but refers to the militia which is composed of all fit citizens between certain ages.
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But they are allowing you to sell it out of state, so it isn't confiscation... Still feels like confiscation and a Constitutional Rights violation. Where are the Sons of Liberty and Minutemen when you need them?
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NYC is a cesspool and it will remain a cesspool. Their recent Mayors have seen to that.
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It is Bloomberg that is trying to impose his dystopia on the city. Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tong, Pol pot… were all mere mortals; it is their ideas that are the real danger to the world.
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NEVER voluntarily register any gun. I'd recommend not getting a carry permit either. Why let them know ANYTHING about your status regarding weaponry?
45 weeks ago
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Both New York (Cuomo) and NYC (De Blasio) are actively painting targets on people, both peasants and their own Brown Shirts. After they get the first few peasants murdered it is going to actually start being hazardous to wear a badge.
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Sorry, Komrad, my gun was stolen last month.
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That didn't take long. De Blasio hasn't even taken office yet. Already there is complaining about his selection as police chief. Cheers -

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/bill-bratton-appointed-nyc-police-commissioner
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Although I'm not in the City, just outside, I figured, if I ever had to move in for business I would want something "LEGAL." So I got a Marlin Guide Gun, 45.70. Luckily, it's not an "Assault Weapon." It will go through 14 1 gallon jugs of water, however. And if I stay here in the suburbs, it's a fun blunderbuss to shoot.
I spent 7.5 years working hand in hand with NYPD in the court system. I saw how it worked then: Clerks in bodegas kept shooting robbers with the robber's own guns after a scuffle. It was amazing. Same thing with cabbies, a scuffle, then a dead robber.
The rank and file NYPD think the law is BS. Unfortunately, the NYC Council is made up of communists. I have been saying for years to all my buddies who celebrated Reagan, "We didn't win the Cold War. We just declared victory. The fifth column left behind in our cities, and now in our countryside too are far more dangerous than anything John Milius could have thought up in Red Dawn."
I stand by my assertion. Each and every citizen needs to pretend we're in some 1950s movie about the red menace. Only, the red menace gets up, drives to work and unfortunately, sometimes puts on a badge. But that's really a minority, take it from me. And the same is true of teachers:
If you go to Blue Mountain Reservation, the public shooting range in Westchester County, in Peekskill, you'll find the range officers conducting the range are teachers and retired teachers. Teachers, cops, the public employees are not the communists. The rule we have is if you took a civil service exam, and worked your way up, you're a patriot.
The problem is the administrators and appointees. But in the interim, if these guys want to say that a Marlin 1022 is an assault weapon but a Marlin Guide Gun is not, it just shows what morons they are.
The City is chock full of guns, everywhere. They're mostly illegal. The cops know it and most of them will not investigate a middle class looking man or woman walking around during business hours for any reason at all. Period. I have met old guys in my travels around the city who have all kinds of ordinance. Does anyone think these cops are going door to door?
In any place with registration, people with brains only register the gun they want to actually take to the range. The others are hidden.


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That police and civil servants are human is one of the only things keeping us free. Interestingly, as screwed up as the leadership if NYC is, it is still a great city because it is populated by freaking obnoxious New Yorkers. There is a reason all the CEOs come from this place. The problem with the laws are that the crush our leadership. You can resist quietly, but stick your head up and speak and it's IRS audits and the knock at the door looking for drugs, illegal guns, your car emissions, or any of the other three felonies a day...
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Are they demanding the gangbangers turn in theirs?
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OK, the question now is "what are they gonna do next?"

If the firearms are not turned in, are they going to get Search Warrants for the listed firearms?

What if they're not there? What is the punishment for disregarding a city ordinance?

"Why officer, there must be some mistake. My son, nephew, daughter etc took that firearm with them when they moved to Texas. But I think he/she is in Afghanistan now so it will be hard to contact them"
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What they do next is mostly nothing. I think the "assault weapon" compliance rate in CA is something like 16%. Meaning that is how many estimated owners of illegal weapons are thought to have complied. The law serves a threefold purpose. It makes the left feel good, it puts their enemies in "their place", and it allows the eventual arrest/discrediting of any politically "dangerous" (read non-RINO) leaders, preferably immediately before an election. I mean, picked up on gun and drug charges, or tax charges, or whathaveyou may not stand up in court, eventually, but it's enough for an arrest and bad publicity...
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