New York State Now Offering Reward For Snitching On Gun Owners

Photo Credit: Times Union

Photo Credit: Times Union

Well, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sure is keeping his promise to make this state the most progressive in the nation. Today we learned that the state has been handing out rewards to people who snitch on gun owners.  Lovely.

Nearly a year before signing the nation’s most stringent gun control measure into law, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a hotline that allows state residents to report illegal gun owners in exchange for a $500 reward.

The measure is part of a four-pronged approach established by the governor’s office to reduce gun violence in urban communities, according to CBS6Albany.com.

New Yorkers can call the “Gun Tip Line” if they believe someone they know has an illegal gun. Hotline calls are answered by state police and tips are referred to local law enforcement, the station reported.

“This initiative seeks to turn neighbor against neighbor and use their own tax dollars to pay for the $500 reward,” Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin told the station. (Read More)

Hitler and Stalin would have been so proud.