New York Officials’ Insane Gun Grab Plan

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and his gun-grabbing allies are making some major moves in their efforts to violate the privacy of residents in New York, reportedly issuing subpoenas demanding psychiatrists turn over patient records to the State in the name of controlling firearms.

There have already been reports of New York gun owners having their firearms confiscated in the State due to a provision buried in the State’s recently implemented draconian gun legislation, which permits denying 2nd Amendment rights to those who have been prescribed psychotropic drugs.

A mental health provision in New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) act reads: “The NY SAFE Act is designed to remove firearms from those who seek to do harm to themselves or others. This means keeping the minority of individuals with serious mental illness who may be dangerous away from access to firearms. This law should not dissuade any individual from seeking mental health services they need.”

According to the law, mental health professionals are charged with determining whether a patient is a risky firearm owner and “report to their local director of community services.”

But, Ammoland’s Dan Roberts reports that sources have contacted him with information of recent activity by officials in the State that is unConstitutional on many more levels than co-opting mental health professionals as agents of the State:

My sources revealed that two prominent and well regarded Buffalo Area Psychiatrists received subpoenas from State Officials, possibly on Friday April 12th 2013, commanding them to turn over all of their patient files to the State. Details are sketchy at this early stage…

…If it’s accurate that the subpoenas in question were received by their targets on Friday April 12th 2013. That would be the same day that WBEN Talk Radio Show host Tom Baurele told listeners that multiple independent sources within NY State Government related to him that a secret seven member”HIPAA” committee had been created within the Div Of Criminal Justice Services after passage of the NY SAFE Act to work in conjunction with the NY State Police at the behest of the Dept of Homeland Security; for the express purpose of illegally obtaining and accessing the private medical records of potentially millions of NY State Residents. Then comparing those records with the records of known firearms owners and pistol permit holders in order to facilitate the confiscation of firearms under the extraordinarily broad language in the law regarding those that have been deemed “mentally unstable“.

If Roberts’ sources and assessment are accurate and New York officials are successful in creating a mental health/gun ownership cross check master list, anyone who has ever uttered a documented word to a mental health professional can be assured that the government knows who and where they are.

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Paul

    I suggest all psychiatrists look into changing their proffession! If this is what the future has to offer, they will be a dying proffession. I don’t think any mentally unstabled person will see any of them if our privacy is not enforced. Welcome to the Socialist State of America.

  • $20888627

    This unConstitutional on so many levels. i can’t believe a judge went thru w/ signing this garbage. Disbar and charge that criminal and any other accomplices.

    • Jake Thomas

      So many Judges are only judges in name. They’ve morphed into judicial activists.

  • rivahmitch

    When they come to your home consider carefully Patrick Henry’s eternal question. It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. MOLON LABE! Semper Fi! KTNN!

  • momo

    Somebody should check Cuomo’s mental state.

    • Michael Shreve

      I suspect MOST of the elected officials in New York would FAIL mental health test. It is fashionable to see a psychiatrist.

  • dw624

    So if New Yorkers are prescribed drugs with unintended side effects of suicidal thoughts or depression let’s say for trying to quit smoking ( Chantix, Wellbutrin,
    and Zyban) will Bloomberg, Schumer, and Cumo’s jack booted thugs show at your door demanding your door?

    • Jake Thomas

      I take morphine every day due to a construction accident. I get up and go to work everyday, I’m not unstable. But I do believe I would never be “Approved” to own a gun. This will now make me the criminal. I was listening to the news this morning. Seems Boston is on lockdown while they search for the other bomber. Police are telling everyone to stay in their homes. Kind of feel sorry for all the anti-gun people there, especially if that 2nd bomber tries to get into their house. All they’ll be able to do is call the police and hide. Hopefully, if this happens, they wont be killed. But, I hope it would change their mind.

    • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

      IMHO I think it is better to restrict gun ownership of those that are on some sort of mind altering drugs that have side effects that may cause thoughts of them harming them self or others rather than restricting 100’s of millions of stable minded law abiding citizens. They are not the ones who are having thoughts or intentions to harm others. It is the criminal minded and the ones that are wacked out on big pharma drugs that doctors love to hand out like candy. Big pharma thows out all kinds of meds these days that seem to all have a side effects warnings of harming one self or others. From Chantix for stop smoking meds to sleeping meds to depression meds and A.D.D. meds and so on. So those that are having trouble sleeping and take meds to sleep may make you ineligible to ever own a gun.

      People on these meds scream about rights to privacy yet have no problem violating the rights to privacy of gun owners. They are all for gun owners privacy to be violated, but not there’s, though they are the ones most prominent to do some psychotic thing to harm others.

      Also, they need to quit letting these mentally unstable people out of institutes until they are without any reasonable doubt rehabilitated and anyone who commits a crime with a gun gets a mandatory minimum 20 years with no chance of parole whether the gun is fired or not. That will deter criminal minded from using guns as a tool to commit crime.

      I’ve listened to these libtards and socialist / communist a.k.a. democrats talk solely about targeting the law abiding citizen and little to no talk about targeting the mentally disturb and the criminal minded.

      Could it be the reason they don’t want to go after the criminal minded and the mentally disturbed is because they don’t want to end up locking up and institutionalizing their entire voter base?

  • dw624

    guns

  • FreedomFighter

    They must take the guns, communist 5th column, they are trying to seize power, we are at crossroads — resistance is crucial.

    Listen to Lieutenant Colonel Potter Please
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWUB4MCLsHg

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • RexRyan

    [offensive comment removed]

    • rocketride

      And the goat you rode in on!

  • Verna Charter

    Cuomo sounds more like Hitler every day.

  • 5Strings

    They got it backwards. The psych drugs should be taken away…NOT the firearms.