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NY gun owners join other states in defying gun control laws

American Revolution

There are two ways for people who are not sheeple to resist a dictatorial government:

  1. Passively, via noncompliance; or
  2. Actively, via protests and armed insurrection.

Gun owners across America are choosing #1, passive resistance:

  • In Connecticut, hundreds of gun owners have not complied with a new state law requiring all gun owners to register their firearms by January 1, 2014. The CT state legislature had passed that law by invoking the Sandy Hook school shooting.
  • In Colorado, elected county sheriffs (55 out of 62) have signed on to a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a package of gun-control laws requiring background checks for private gun transfers and outlawing magazines over 15 rounds. The state legislature had passed those anti-Second Amendment laws by invoking the alleged Sandy Hook massacre and the preceding Aurora theater shooting. Some sheriffs, like Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, are refusing to enforce the laws, saying that they are too vague and violate Second Amendment rights. Many more say that enforcement will be “a very low priority,” as several sheriffs put it.
  • Even in “liberal” blue state California, gun owners in Sunnyvale, a city in Silicon Valley, are defying a new local law banning high-capacity magazines by refusing to turn in those magazines by the March 6 deadline. San Francisco had approved a similar ban last year, but SF police Sgt. Eric O’Neal said his department has no system to track whether any magazines have been turned in for destruction under the new ordinance. Both Sunnyvale and San Francisco enacted their gun control laws in reaction to the alleged Sandy Hook massacre.

Add the gun owners of New York to the above list of passive resisters.

Bob Owens reports for Bearing Arms, April 5, 2014, that New York state residents are required to register an estimated 1 million firearms designated as “assault weapons” under the NY SAFE Act by April 15.

But it appears there is overwhelming noncompliance.

NY State Police refuse to publicly share the number of firearms that have been registered (citing a provision of the NY SAFE Act itself), but leaks purporting to be from within the agency indicate that only 3,000 to 5,000 firearms have been registered, which suggests a noncompliance rate of a whopping 99.5%.

More encouraging still is the fact that the chief law enforcement officers in most counties have announced they will not enforce the SAFE law. NY State Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) said, “The rank and file troopers don’t want anything to do with it. I don’t know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it.”

NY governor Andrew Cuomo had also invoked the Sandy Hook massacre when he pushed through the Orwellian-named SAFE Act.

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Do you see a pattern in the red-colored sentences above?

Every state that passed gun control laws IN VIOLATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, had invoked the alleged massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 — a massacre that former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig calls “a contrived event.”

Indeed, as The Newtown Bee reports, a “Gallup poll shows support for new gun laws jumped after the Sandy Hook tragedy. But a Pew Research Center poll shows that support has slipped. And even in the aftermath of Newtown, there were fewer people calling for new gun laws than there were in the late 1990s and early 2000s.”

So if the Sandy Hook massacre indeed was a false flag, expect another even more heartrending mass-trauma false-flag event to come our way soon.

For links to the posts FOTM has published on this contrived event, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

See also:

H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

New York Police Confiscating Firearms from People Taking Anti-anxiety Medication

Yep folks inch by inch they are coming. Is anyone else besides me tired of playing by the rules? You know we’re the good guys and we don’t cheat.

Frankly I am so sick and friggen tired of it. They just trample EVERYTHING that is decent and right that is in this world. They lie, cheat , beat , and yes even kill for their agenda. How bout we start drawing a line in the sand and say you better not cross this or I’m gonna bop you UPSIDE the head. I’m sorry but

the marquis de queensbury rules simply don’t apply anymore.

I forget who said it But it went something like this.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”  

This story grabs me by my gut and makes me want to hurl. HIPPA, Dr. Patient ——privacy, civil rights. Where is the outrage.?—————–

Government increases “onerous activity” to confiscate legal firearms.

Infowars.com
April 9, 2013

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The New York State Police are suspending the handgun permits of people in the state who are prescribed anti-anxiety medication, according to Jim Tresmond of the Tresmond Law Firm in Hamburg, New York. Tresmond Law specializes in firearm litigation.

“We are representing a client right now who is impacted by this onerous activity of the government,” Tresmond told WBEN, a news talk radio station in Buffalo, New York.

“We were flummoxed by this whole matter,” the attorney said. “The HIPPA act is supposed to prevent this kind of thing from happening. It’s a gross invasion of our privacy rights.”

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tresmond said the New York State Police are responsible for taking action against legal firearms owners. “Based on information the county received from the New York State Police, they’ve suspended the permits. The State Police instigates the proceedings.”

Section 9.46 of the NY SAFE Act of 2013 authorizes therapists, doctors, nurses and social workers to report patients they determine may engage in conduct that may result in harm to self or others. If a determination is made that the person in question poses a threat, the provision permits the government to confiscate firearms. The provision is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment and the legal standard of probable cause.

Experts said many mental health providers will likely ignore the provision.

NY SAFE was passed by the New York State Legislature on January 15, 2013, and was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo the same day.

This article was posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm

~Steve~                   H/T  INFOWARS

 

NY gun owners plan mass civil disobedience

After years of mass shooting incidents, it took the murder of 20 white school children in a prosperous town — the 5th safest city in America — in a non-crime ridden state to finally jump start the Left’s gun-control agenda into overdrive.

A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the first major legislative action in response to the massacre and the toughest gun control law in the nation. Called the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, the main provisions of the law include:

  • Bans possession of any high-capacity magazines regardless of when they were made or sold.
  • Requires ammunition dealers to do background checks, similar to those for gun buyers.
  • Requires New Yorkers who own assault weapons to register their guns with the state.
  • Requires any therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat of harming others to report the threat to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • Tightens the state’s description of an “assault” weapon to just one “military rifle” feature.
  • Requires background checks for all gun sales, including by private dealers.

A week later, the state’s assault-rifle owners are organizing a mass boycott of the new law, which promises to be the largest act of civil disobedience in New York state history.

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Fredric U. Dicker reports for the New York Post, Jan. 21, 2013, that Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state, said “I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes.’’

Leaders of some of the state’s 300 gun clubs, gun dealers and Second Amendment organizations are organizing the boycott — and the heaviest interest is in Suffolk County, the Capital District and the Buffalo region, sources said.

Officials estimate at least 1 million semiautomatic rifles are owned in the state. And come April 15, 2014 — when Cuomo is expected to be running for re-election — they all have to be registered with the State Police.

But authorities don’t know who has them or where they are located because the rifles have been legal but unregistered until now.

State officials will be nervously watching the registration figures to see how many gun owners comply, sources said.

“Many of these assault-rifle owners aren’t going to register; we realize that,’’ said a Cuomo-administration source who added that officials expect “widespread violations’’ of the new law. Owners who refuse to register could face a class-A misdemeanor — punishable by up to a year in prison. The unregistered weapon could also be confiscated, which could be worth several thousands of dollars.

National Rifle Association President David Keene told The Post yesterday that he wasn’t surprised by the planned boycott: “While we don’t get involved in campaigns to resist the law, I will say this: Historic experience here and in Canada shows that when you try to force gun owners into a registration and licensing system, there’s usually mass opposition and mass noncompliance. I think it’s going to be very difficult for the governor to get mass compliance with this new law.”

The organizers point to a little-known guarantee of gun ownership contained in New York’s own “Civil Rights Law,” which was ratified the same year as the U.S. Constitution. The state statute says the right to keep and bear arms “cannot be infringed” — words that are stronger than the Second Amendment, which says it “shall not be infringed.’’

“They’re saying, ‘F— the governor! F— Cuomo! We’re not going to register our guns,’ and I think they’re serious. People are not going to do it. People are going to resist,’’ said State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King, a member of the NRA board of directors. “They’re taking one of our guaranteed civil rights, and they’re taking it away.’’

~Eowyn

Demagogue

Today’s Dictionary Lesson

cuomoDemagogue |ˈdeməˌgäg| noun
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

This concludes today’s dictionary lesson.

Rich Wall St. Republicans Enabled NY Gay Marriage Law

Gay marriage advocates cheer in the NY Senate gallery

On the night of June 23, 2011, at five minutes before midnight, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — a Democrat and nominal Roman Catholic — signed the gay marriage bill. With that, New York became the 6th and largest state in America to legalize gay marriage, joining Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.

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What made possible the passage of the bill is the critical role played by Republicans — both in the NY state Senate and at large.

Last November 2010, Democrats lost their majority in the NY state Senate. On the night of June 23, 2011, however, four Republicans (Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie, Mark Grisanti of Buffalo, Roy McDonald of Saratoga Springs, James Alesi of Rochester) joined 29 Democrats to give the gay marriage bill one more vote than needed to pass, by a margin of 33 to 29.

But the votes of those four Republican senators had been bought by wealthy Republican donors.

As recounted by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times, June 25, 2011, a few weeks before the bill’s passage, two of Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting  with “a group of super-rich Republican donors.” In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan highrise, “over tuna and turkey sandwiches,” the advisers asked for the GOP moneymen to help win over the deciding Senate Republicans by promising to insulate, with their money and power, the senators from a conservative backlash.

Paul Singer

The Wall Street moneybags in the room included billionaire and hedge fund founder Paul Singer, whose son is gay, and hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb.

Within days of that secret meeting, the wealthy Republicans sent back word:

Cliff Asness

They were on board. Each of them cut six-figure checks to the lobbying campaign that eventually totaled more than $1 million.

And so, as Barbaro puts it, the gay marriage bill succeeded because of the “behind the scenes” machinations. In Barbaro’s words:

Daniel Loeb

“[I]t was really about a Republican Party reckoning with a profoundly changing power dynamic, where Wall Street donors and gay-rights advocates demonstrated more might and muscle than a Roman Catholic hierarchy and an ineffective opposition. And it was about a Democratic governor, himself a Catholic, who used the force of his personality and relentlessly strategic mind to persuade conflicted lawmakers to take a historic leap.”

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We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar[...]

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

~T.S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men” (1925)

~Eowyn

White House Musical Chairs

Andrew Cuomo with Skippy the Fraud

Hillary Clinton has said she does not intend to continue as Secretary of State in the Obama 2.0 administration. Will Biden take over her spot, and newly elected Democratic New York governor, 53-year-old Andrew Cuomo, son of former NY governor Mario Cuomo, then move into the VP slot?

This is the prediction of Willie Brown, a longtime and well-connected Democrat politician in California. In his weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle on April 10, 2011, Brown wrote:

“Speaking of presidential politics, here’s a prediction: Vice President Joe Biden moves over to secretary of state, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepping in to bring new blood to the Obama re-election campaign. He’s a big name, a big-state governor. And a Democrat who is taking on the  issue of public employee salaries and pensions. Plus, he looks good.”

As the Obama birth certificate-eligibility gathers steam under the publicity brought to the issue by Donald Trump, are the Demonrats looking ahead to the unraveling of Obama’s presidency and an eventual resignation, so they’re positioning the more presidential Andrew Cuomo to take over?

As far as Conservatives are concerned, this is all just Demonrats playing Tweedledee-Tweedledum musical chairs.

Brown also claims to be a good friend of Donald Trump and wrote this about his bud:

“Trump is a friend of mine. And while he is undoubtedly flattered by the early  Iowa polls showing him tying for second place among Iowa Republicans, he’s not  anywhere close to being a serious candidate. But then, neither are many of the other GOP “stars” at this point.”

~Eowyn