New York Paying $500 For Snitches To Report Illegal Gun Owners

I told you yesterday that Governor Andrew Cuomo was having to reevaluate his unconstitutional gun legislation called the SAFE Act. Well now this same tyrant is offering tax payer money for snitches in New York to tell on their fellow citizens that have firearms that are considered illegal under his new gun law.

Back in February of 2012, before the SAFE Act was passed, Cuomo indicated that one of the four pronged initiatives he was putting forth was a program to offer a cash reward (that's tax payer money) for citizens who become turncoats and out their neighbors to police so that they can confiscate their firearms, which are supposed to be protected under the Constitution.

A "Gun Tip Line" has been set up so that New Yorkers can call a toll free hotline (obviously paid for with tax payer dollars as well) and snitch on people without any evidence that they have an illegal firearm. It's sort of like Child Protective Services for Firearms. No evidence is needed, just an anonymous tip.

If an arrest is made, the anonymous tipster would get $500.

“This initiative seeks to turn neighbor against neighbor and use their own tax dollars to pay for the $500 reward,” said Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R-Melrose).

McLaughlin is correct. This is exactly what this is. It is dividing the city even more.

CBS Albany reports,

John Tedesco, City of Troy Police Chief, says he was aware of the state’s program, but questioned whether or not the public was aware.

“The average citizen doesn't equate with the Governor's office,” said Chief Tedesco.

“It is their local PD, that is who they are going to call first.” The process of police investigating and ultimately showing up at someone’s home, upon a tip, could be lengthy, said Tedesco.

“You simply can't appear at someone’s doorstep, bust a door down, go in take a weapon and try to go to a judge later (and say) ‘well your honor we thought this was going to happen’”, said Tedesco. “They (judges) want to see the proof.”

Government will always use snitches and there will always be plenty of snitches for them to exploit. My advice for my fellow Americans in New York is to not let anyone know about the firearms you own, except those in your own household.

Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America Erich Pratt told Freedom Outpost that it was "outrageous for New York State to encourage people to narc on their neighbors."

Pratt also pointed to McDonald Vs Chicago to demonstrate the illegal nature of any State to violate the Bill of Rights found in the Federal Constitution. He said that the court got it right when they referenced the Fourteenth Amendment to protect the Second Amendment and applied it to the states.

While New Yorkers are pushing for repeal of the tyrannical gun law, Colorado is going ahead with its legislation and sheriffs have made it known that those laws will not be enforced. This leads me to be cautious and, as a result, ask if laws are left in place, what is to keep a new generation from enforcing them? The reality is that is a strong possibility and that is why they need to be repealed, not just ignored. Pratt said that was a hope of his organization and that would largely happen by the public issuing "pink slips" to those in office when there are new elections.

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  • Sylvan Tieger


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  • Sylvan Tieger

    Scchmuer D NY used the NAZI'S handnbook on "gun control" for the guide lines being used today. Nazi Jews are alive and well in NYC as they seem to forget "history can and will be repeated again" Drug gangs WILL NOT turn in their firearms I was told

  • MaxEffectUSA

    I must say, those who live in NYC voted for him and deserve what they got. Other states should hope NYC citizens stay there because where ever they move to they will screw up just as bad.

  • Randy Chickbanger

    When I was a kid, u got your ASS WHIPPED for snitching.....Looks like its time for the same or worse of Cuomo and Nanny BloomB*tch.....

  • Andrew Leigh

    What is the phone number so I can call in and report all the politicians addrersses?

  • mike slaney

    If the tax payers in NY provide a law suit for misappropriation of tax payer funds, I would think they would stop these goofy schemes.

  • servant1jkb

    This is NEWS????
    History has already shown that all of the many dictatorial despots, of Russia, China, N.Korea, Cuba, Germany and all the others behind the "Iron Curtain" have done the same thing!
    So New Yorkers, when you see your Governor make sure you salute him with a fully raised arm and open hand, as he makes Adolph, proud!

  • mike

    We are talking about illegal guns. These are guns that are bought on the black market. This is the type of gun that the sixteen year old had on him, he pulled the gun on the two officers and they had to shot him. Registered guns are not illegal. Certain firearms were made illegal with the recent change in the law. Your legislator voted for the change. If you are against the changes vote the politician out of office. We have a bigger problem. The courts may outlaw stop and frisk. This simple police act has allowed the NYPD to clean up our streets and make our city safe.ILLEGAL GUNS DO NOT BELONG ON THE STREETS. They make it harder for all the people who obey the law and want to own a firearm.

    • markinla

      Guns are now "illegal" if somebody doesn't register them either because he doesn't want to or he doesn't know. That is the problem with laws like this. Laws like this make it harder for people to obey the law. Eventually somebody will decide that all the guns should be confiscated as some lawmakers in California are already trying to do about the guns that were registered their under their assault weapons ban.