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By Bluegrass Bruce

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides admits gun control laws don't work. (Official NYC Council Photo by William Alatriste)

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides admits gun control laws don’t work.
(Official NYC Council Photo by William Alatriste)

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Kentucky - -(Ammoland.com)- New York City lawmakers are calling for a public database of gun offenders modeled on the national sex offender registry.  The proposal would create a website listing the name, address and conviction of “gun criminals” in New York City.

Supporters of this effort argue that it will increase public safety by educating the general public as to the whereabouts of dangerous criminals.

“It will make our communities more aware of who is in our neighborhood and what actions they have taken,” said New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides, who sponsored a bill in support of this effort. “Part of public safety is knowing who is on the field.”

In reality, this legislation — just like every other law targeting “gun crime” — has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with politics.

If Constantinides were truly interested in public safety, the proposed database would include all violent criminals — not just the ones who use guns. By choosing to target only “gun criminals”, he is implying that someone who has committed a minor gun offense is more dangerous than someone who has stabbed someone to death or beaten his wife.

The obvious hypocrisy of this law seems to be completely lost on its supporters, who are more interested in shaming gun owners than they are in addressing crime.

“If you committed an act of gun violence, if you shot somebody, and you don’t want to be put in the public spotlight, if this is going to embarrass you too much then you know what – just stay away from guns. Don’t do the crime,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

The real purpose of this law is to get votes — not to promote public safety.

About Bluegrass Bruce
Bluegrass Bruce is a hunter, political blogger, and UK basketball fan from Kentucky. His opinions on gun rights and politics are posted on “Bluegrass Bruce” and shared on websites and blogs across the United States. Visit: www.bluegrassbruce.blogspot.com

  • 13 User comments to “New York ‘Gun Offender’ Registry Exposes Hypocrisy Of Gun Control”

    1. It seems Councilman Constantinides had an epiphany.

    2. The national No-Fly list is secret, you do not even know you are on it until you try to fly, and you will not be told why, or who put you on the list. There is no recourse. I liken this kind of list making and public release as just as damaging to personal freedom.

    3. How long before they come up with a demand to wear a symbol sewn to the outside of our clothes, (i.e. Judan Star)?

    4. This is a law that will NOT BE of any use, is it going to stop anyone from committing their next gun related crime, criminals DO NOT GET THEIR GUNS from the store they go to the local ally and get the one the want and the type they want. So what use is this database going to be except to cause even more problems for people, just like the no fly list if you are a veteran you can bet you are probably on that list. After all the dhs has said that veterans are the new terrorists.

    5. I’m not sure how this shames lawful gun owners.

    6. madmemere on August 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM said:

      You don’t even have to wonder if “constantinides” is a liberal dimwit/democrat! They’re all the same, so why not ask him, publicly, how many guns he owns, or does he have “armed security” on his payroll? I guarantee he does, but he would lie and say “no”!

    7. Looking for wackos on August 26, 2014 at 5:31 PM said:

      This idiot does not know about laws on the books. If an individual fires a gun in a felonious manner and is convicted he can no longer possess a gun legally. So he gets an illegal gun. The same as with the proposed law. Stupid bullshit idiot want more laws.

    8. Don’t try to assign logical motives to this sort of behaviour. It is either the product of a mentally diseased mind or a lying, tax-fattened, political hyena who will say or do anything to get re-elected.

    9. VT Patriot on August 26, 2014 at 5:44 PM said:

      So if I were to use a gun and pop someone breaking into my home, do I go on the list?? As you know, should this ever happen to you, you are treated as a criminal until it’s decided that you acted lawfully. This stinks of more gun grabbing.

    10. PUNISHER on August 26, 2014 at 6:11 PM said:

      THIS IS A BACK DOOR TO GUN CONFISCATION. ONCE YOUR ON THE LIST SAY GOOD BYE TO YOUR GUNS.

    11. TangoTommy on August 26, 2014 at 6:24 PM said:

      How about also publishing a list of all the women who have had an abortion? After all, if a woman is willing to kill her own child, I sure don’t want her around mine!

    12. Frank W Brown on August 26, 2014 at 7:03 PM said:

      A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

      If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but
 not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or 
to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might 
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a 
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not 
to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that 
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from 
owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty 
F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but 
not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make 
you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is 
run by idiots.

      If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a 
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman
 in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head 
searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but 
is run by idiots.

      If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions 
of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his 
teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class 
in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more 
government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with 
Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free 
cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses 
but is run by idiots.

      If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to 
provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment 
checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was 
diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation 
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest 
big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a 
wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government 
forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself 
makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a 
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

      What a country!

      How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

      This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    13. Crook & Smart on September 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM said:

      I will agree with that law if a database for Drug dealers were made back in the 90’s Acosta know how many families destroyed and hundreds of thousands were
      kill and will be kill and how many billions of dollars the State of NY spend on rehab programs? will be nice to have a Drug offender database, Domestic violence database, DWI database, burglars database, etcs….

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