Gun Confiscation Underway In New York City

In case you missed it, gun confiscation is underway in New York City. With a wink and crossed fingers progressive politicians tell you they don’t want to confiscate your guns, they just want this, that and the other thing. But this is their ultimate goal. New York City today, where next?

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.

The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, “Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.”

The notices, mailed Nov. 18, also give owners the options of demonstrating the gun has been moved out of NYPD jurisdiction or modified by a licensed gunsmith to comply with the law…

Though these notices were not sent out as a direct result of the SAFE Act, New York State Assemblyman James Tedisco said the new law may embolden city police forces to send out similar letters.

Tedisco, who voted against the SAFE Act, said New York City had the five-round law in the books for about 20 years, but this is the first time he has heard complaints about the notices being sent out to gun owners.

“These letters appear to be another example of the Nanny State,” Tedisco said. “Hypothetically, it can start with a letter, and then that can lead to someone knocking on your door saying, ‘I want to see your gun.’” (Read More)

There are a few Republicans in Albany working on bills repealing the SAFE Act, but with Cuomo in the governor’s mansion and all of the liberals of both parties in the legislature it’s doubtful they’ll go anywhere. I think the only chance at getting this thing tossed will be in the courts, and even that could be an uphill battle.

H/T Tammy Bruce