Prior to passage of New York State’s most recent gun bill, New York had already placed significant infringements on New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights. For example, if you shoot someone who has broken into your home but happen to hit him in the back because he was ostensibly fleeing, you will be charged and the criminal, if he survives, will undoubtedly sue you.
The gun bill has made things far worse and you can thank Andrew Cuomo and all the representatives who voted for it.
The gun bill limits police guns to 7 rounds. Better yet, the police can’t go into a school armed. This is what the NYS lawmakers approved and it has not been amended yet. Police either have to wait outside, break the law or disarm themselves as they go up against a lunatic with weapons, if said lunatic is in a gun-free zone, such as a school.
New York state also provides a financial incentive for idiots to turn in their neighbors. Calling George Orwell!
NYS wants New Yorkers to turn in their neighbors if they think they have an illegal gun:
At a time when all of us are finding ourselves doing more with less, a reminder about a resource available from New York State that can assist you in your efforts to solve cases, prevent crime and better serve and protect your communities.
The state has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). While the state will provide the administrative support and fund the rewards, the investigation and validity of the tip will be up to each local department.
To spread the word about this free resource, New York State is planning a comprehensive campaign, including public service announcements that will air on television and radio stations across Upstate.
The tip line can provide your agencies with another avenue for receiving intelligence about crimes being committed in your jurisdictions. This initiative is designed for communities where no tip lines are in place and is not meant to replace existing gun tip lines.
Here’s how the tip line operates:
The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip, while allowing the individual to remain anonymous. The caller will be informed that this program is not the traditional gun buyback program but rather is focused on identifying individuals who are carrying an illegal firearm.
The State Police will in turn contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. Staff from the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will follow up with that agency to determine the validity of the lead. Once the investigation is completed, the police agency would convey to DCJS the outcome of the investigation.
If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500. DCJS staff will handle all of the financial transactions.
State Police staff will explain the program in its entirety upon notifying an agency that a lead has been generated for their jurisdiction. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact DCJS Deputy Commissioner Tony Perez in the Office of Public Safety at 518-485-7610.
Director of Public Information
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
(518) 457-8906 – work
(518) 485-7715 – fax