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NY State program to reward reports of illegal weapons

April 4, 2013

A new statewide tip line now offers a $500 reward for turning in neighbors who have illegal weapons....

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Apr-07-13 10:50 AM

jaycee - unregistered handguns in NY have always been illegal, but yes, now your neighbor can turn you in for cash if you have one.

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Apr-07-13 12:09 AM

one question: is an unregistered handgun considered "illegal"? If so, then many more should be worried. Many of us law abiding citizens that own a handgun for home protection and choose not to register them will now have to worry about a neighbor needing some quick cash turning them in! Not to mention that phony claims that are made against some innocent

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Apr-06-13 9:25 PM

It is a call to action next voting cycle. Remember that you folks elect this fools. I am glad I no longer live in NY.

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Apr-05-13 10:50 PM

This is Hitlerism at its finest.

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Apr-05-13 10:44 PM

This is Hitlerism at its finest.

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Apr-05-13 7:56 PM

WOW. I am so glad I am not a NYS resident anymore. I care enough about the state and my familywho lives there to comment. How can you allow this to happen?????? Seriously, a majority is against it, but the politicians pushed it anyway. This in itself is grounds for removal from office, but yet nobody here will do anything about it. It is a sad day when your voices no longer matter.

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Apr-05-13 9:03 AM

where is all this reward money coming from? don't we already have enough budget woes in this county/state/country? my husband and i are already looking at property to move to in another state that doesn't have all of the B.S. here. and we aren't the only ones. it's hard to say and mean "i love new york" anymore.

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Apr-04-13 11:57 PM

Conrad, I implore you, and those like you to shelter those who appear to shelter firearms that violate the new found edict that d-bag Cuomo and friends are trying to banish. We deserve better. We deserve more. We deserve the right to argue our case for our rights as gun owners.

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Apr-04-13 10:35 PM

Just to add- the taxpayer is paying for the rewards, of course. How many criminals will it take off the streets? I'm not a prophet. I have no idea. And in the present political climate I don't agree with the initiative.

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Apr-04-13 10:30 PM

localresident- I just went to google and typed in 'New Yorkers Can Snitch on Gun Owners for $500 Reward' It's at a Conservative site 'personalliberty dot com.' If you're a Conservative you'll love the site.

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Apr-04-13 9:24 PM

Where were these cooler heads in January?

I still cannot get the image of Cuomo out of my head, SHOUTING “I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple — no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer and too many people have died already,”

The fact is the more I hear how ignorant the gun control folks are about these things that they are banning, the more angry I become

Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette this week didn't even realize that magazines can be reloaded!!

Come on, if you all are deciding what we can't have, you ought to at least know what these things are.

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Apr-04-13 9:24 PM

Conrad, not saying you're lying, but can you post a link showing it's been in action that long? And, who is paying for those rewards (and administration), and how many actual criminals will this program take off the streets? Answer: near zero,probably less.

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Apr-04-13 8:31 PM

The tip line has been in effect for well over a year and was aimed at felons/criminals. There is no doubt that police chiefs and other public officials making this law more openly public is a case of poor timing and poor judgment given the backlash against the NY Safe Law which takes effect April 15. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. We have and are becoming a nation where people adhere to opinions that are dogmatically opposed to each other. This is not a recipe for reasoned dialog.

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Apr-04-13 8:16 PM

Who wants to bet $100 that gun smuggling into NY becomes a whole lot more prevalent? Anybody wonder why this idiotic left-Wong incentive appeared? Because the Enemy from Albany figured out that his new edict is hitting MASSIVE resistance. F you, Governidiot, and go, go, go NY citizens. Hide them for all you're worth.

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Apr-04-13 8:09 PM

It is the sheeplike mind of the Dcronlgs of the world that think things like this will never happen:

newyork . cbslocal . com/2013/04/04/nyc-cop-arraigned-as-part-of-ring-who-allegedly-robbed-drug-dealers/

Over 100 robberies, home invasions, etc. real cops, fake cops, all with official uniforms robbing people due to greed and lack of respect for the law.

But, you know, the police would never resort to corruption, racketeering, torture, framing innocent people for no reason whatsoever, all the while , they drive drunk, kill people with no repercussions, steal from evidence lockers, etc. I'm sure this plan was very well thought out and not at all rushed through the mill like the SAFE Act was. Totally. oh, wait, it was another Cuomo power grab. The Son of the Green Goblin strikes again.

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Apr-04-13 7:43 PM

our kids have plenty reason for leaving already, its getting tough for anybody to find reasons for staying in this martial law state. if only counties could secede from the state, we've got to get rid of this egomaniac.

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Apr-04-13 6:59 PM

You get what you vote for. Not to change the subject, but how do we,"We the People", get to put a referendum on the national ballot to vote on this illegal immigrant conversation. I don't think the party of 8 has the brains or ability to decide what WE want...

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Apr-04-13 6:48 PM

not surprised, after all Judas got 20 pieces of silver didn't he

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Apr-04-13 5:18 PM


It even goes further than that. I mean not everyone reads the news, what about the guy down the street whose had an AR-15 for the last 20 years, that doesn't register because he doesn't know about it, now suddenly the leftist will paint him as a criminal who needs to be locked up.

Boy, once the citizens are disarmed, and the government enforces laws by use of armed drones over US cities everything will be perfect.

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Apr-04-13 4:20 PM

The same guns the police use to protect themselves, and that are “required” to protect governor Cuomo and mayor Bloomberg, are illegal for use by citizens to protect themselves. I seems as though protecting citizens is a very low priority in the minds of the governor and the mayor.

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Apr-04-13 3:43 PM

Nice that somebody disagreed with my previous comment, but that means that you are not willing to recognize the truth of the situation. Thousands of people across the state who owned what were NY legal AR-15s, Mini-14s, and many other semi-automatic rifles now have 3 choices: register them, sell them or become a criminal. Before the SAFE law, these were LEGALLY owned firearms. We can't give them to our kids, that is against the new law. We can't leave them to family when we die, also against the law. Go ahead and disagree with this post too, but this isn't an opinion that you can choose to agree or disagree with, it is the law.

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Apr-04-13 12:33 PM

$1000 reward for reporting illegal thoughts.

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Apr-04-13 11:57 AM

This is right out of the Nazi play book people. First it's turn in your neighbor for guns, next it could be turn in your neighbor for being a Jew.

Any law that violates the constitution is illegal!!!

Vote Cuomo and anyone who supports undermining our nations constitution out of office!!!

They are elected to serve us...We the People!!!

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Apr-04-13 11:15 AM

The problem is this: If I owned an AR-15 last December, it was legal. Our state government decided for us that that AR-15 is no longer legal, unless it is registered (gun registration, btw, is illegal). So, if I decide to not register said AR-15 by next January (which I should not have to do, as it is illegal to require me to do so), my neighbor, who may be a liberal gun hater, calls a tip line.

The state comes in and arrests me, takes my previously legal firearms away on the context that I did not submit to their outlaw registry, and gives my neighbor $500 for being a good sheep.

disclaimer: this is a dramatization as I certainly do not own an AR-15 or any other such thing.

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Apr-04-13 10:57 AM

Dcronig-if this doesn't bother you than give me your address so I can call the hotline to have you investigated.

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