Each and every time patriots dare imply that the government registers guns for future confiscation, they are derided as right-wing, extremist wackos.
Don’t you believe it! In New York state, with the passage of the infringing Safe Act, guns were unlawfully seized from David Lewis, 35, who was wrongfully identified as violating the mental health provision of said act.
As written in Buffalo.ynn.com news:
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thursday, a state Supreme Court Judge ruled guns seized from David Lewis, 35, must be returned to him after he was incorrectly identified as violating the mental health provision of the SAFE Act.
“We know that from the health care agency to the State Police, there was some kind of breach,” said Lewis’ attorney, Jim Tresmond.
Tresmond says his client was ordered to turn in his weapons last week because he was once on anti-anxiety medication, which is a violation of the SAFE Act. Wednesday, State Police informed the Erie County Clerk’s Office that it made a mistake when it said Lewis was in violation of the state’s new gun law.
But Tresmond says it was no mistake.
“When they targeted David, they not only targeted him by name, they also targeted him by his pistol permit, so they identified him as David Lewis with this particular pistol permit number on the letter that they sent to him,” said Tresmond.
This is just the first gun grab, and it is frightening beyond belief. Anyone who remembers the timeline of WWII and the Nazi regime will recognize the ominous consequences of such laws. New York is now the pioneer state re the match-up of private health records with gun permits to confiscate firearms.
Seen first at Doug Ross Journal (h/t Bob Botherton):
Amazing, isn’t it? The Aurora, Colorado movie shooter was on all sorts of prescription medications, warned his psychiatrist of violent fantasies and even left her a notebook. That book remains sealed. The defense has argued, successfully thus far, that it is not evidence because it “is part of doctor-patient privileged communication”.
Yet, according to New York’s Tresmond law firm, some of that state’s law enforcement agencies are dipping into private medical records for the purposes of gun confiscation:
John Doe, an upstanding professional with no outstanding criminal convictions and no history of violent action received a letter from the Pistol Permit Department informing him that his license was immediately revoked upon information that he was seeing a therapist for anxiety and had been prescribed an anxiety drug.
He was never suicidal, never violent, and has no criminal history. The New York State Department of Health is apparently conducting a search of medical records to determine who is being treated for anxiety drugs and using this as a basis for handgun license revocation.
I would like to add that the police departments are demanding that whomever turns in a pistol also turn in accessories for that pistol such as magazines, despite the fact that these magazines are not firearms themselves and anyone can purpose a magazine without a pistol license.
Even more troubling was the fact that the police officer taking custody of the pistols cheerily informed the client that “the department” would be destroying his pistols if they were not retrieved within one year. When she was questioned as to what he should do should he choose to sell the pistols out of state, given that he has a property right to the monetary value of the gun, she became confused, her expressions changed to perplexed, and she made a referral to another officer.
Jazz Shaw of Hot Air contemplates how this relates to universal background checks:
This new universal background check bill is the hot ticket in DC right now. You can read the full text of it here, which thus far contains nothing about expanding how one qualifies as “mentally ill” but there are multiple amendments to come, so we don’t even know what will be in the final version. A repeating theme is that it will have to “do something” about keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But how is that to be accomplished? Will it only affect those who have been adjudicated in court to be proven, dangerous, unstable individuals and who have had the opportunity to object to their classification? Or will it be something that slides closer to what we now have in New York?
In this same vein, the Missouri Department of Revenue, which is the issuer of concealed carry permits in the state, may have transmitted private information concerning a CC permit holder to DHS.
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder held a press conference to announce his involvement in an attempt to stop the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) from transmitting this private data to the Federal Government. The data transmission was discovered after a Missouri Resident Eric Griffin’s Concealed Carry permit was denied when he refused to let the DOR scan and transmit his private data to the Feds.
According to LT. Gov. Kinder, this information is not only being turned over to the fed, but also to a private agency in another state. Both actions are specifically prohibited by State Law, and seem like yet another attack on law abiding gun owners.
Kinder, and the Stoddard County Prosecutors, filed legal actions against the Missouri Department of Revenue; late today that action resulted in a temporary restraining order being issued that will force the DOR to stop transmitting this private information to the Feds.
Patriots must be aware and must resist the registration of guns in America. With each passing day another story comes to light, in spite the Main Stream Media’s side-steps, of government usurpation of individual liberty to keep and bear arms. Our forebears shed blood for those rights. Our vets and troops have given the last full measure of devotion for those rights.
This present generation of America and liberty-loving patriots must never relinquish our Constitutionally guaranteed rights, all of which are protected by that which many consider preeminent–the Second Amendment.