NY Gun Confiscation – Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol ID & Firearms


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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Remember all those who denied that firearms confiscation as a result of New York’s new gun laws was too “insane” to even consider?

That it was strictly in the realm of paranoid conspiracy theorists and the “it cant happen here crowd”?

Those were and remain some of the standard replies to anyone who even thought about the possibility, let alone gave voice to it, despite the fact that Gov Cuomo and numerous other officials made public comments about such a plan, as I discussed in my article “Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back” .

Elected Officials, the media, various Gun Control Groups and their zealous forced disarmament supporters, even some firearms owners themselves all insisted it was to crazy to even consider.

There’s just one huge problem it is happening now in New York State!
It seems those that tried desperately to warn of such an insidious plot had hit the bullseye with their warnings after all. News came from multiple NY State based firearms enthusiast websites late Friday that confiscations of Pistol Owner ID Cards, as well as firearms and accessories has commenced in NY under the provisions of the horribly flawed, draconian and blatantly unconstitutional NY SAFE Act.

Those folks having their weapons and FID cards confiscated  have been discovered to have been prescribed multiple different types of psychotropic drugs, such as those for Depression or Anxiety. These are known as SSRI ( Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) class drugs and have the potential to cause serious and adverse side effects, something I wrote about extensively last week in an article that went viral in days and caused multiple Anti Gun and Progressive News Groups to initiate a concentrated denial of service hacker attack against Ammoland Shooting Sports News (see Daily KOS ” Keeping Track Of The RKBA Crowd” http://tiny.cc/ug67uw),  in an effort to keep the information from the public.

From NY http://tiny.cc/nyfirearms

“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.

Those are the facts. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now, before anyone trots out the old saw about how this is nothing more then a paranoid, unsubstantiated rumor on a “gun nuts” internet forum. I spoke to the Attorney of Record in this matter on the phone this morning and he confirmed that the above snippet is accurate and these cases are happening!

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James Tresmond Esq confirmed in our conversation that the above mentioned case is occurring in Erie County NY, it is his client that has been effected, and as yet unknown sources have seen fit to take it upon themselves to share confidential medical records with NY State Officials without authorization, a massive HIPPA violation.

It seems these supposedly confidential records are then compared against a list of known NY pistol license holders and letters are sent out demanding their Pistol Owner ID Cards be surrendered, as well as any firearms and accessories.

Here is a link to the Attorney of Record on this case, Jim Tresmond, giving a radio interview on the Tom Bauerle Show on WBEN 930AM/107.7 FM:


This is an unprecedented violation of a Citizens 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendment RIGHTS, brought to fruition by power and control hungry tyrants holding elected office who swore an Oath to uphold and defend the very rights they are now actively stripping from their constituents.

Moreover, the confiscation efforts underway in NY State have had another, albeit unintended effect. By undertaking this course of action, those in power have inadvertently pulled back the curtain on something they have suppressed from the Citizens for far to long, leaving them with precious little wiggle room to explain away their actions.

  • Either they are acknowledging that there is in fact some sort of little reported link between the prescribing of psychotropic drugs and violent behavior, thus they are somehow, at least in their own minds “justified” in their actions to preempt someone from violence.
  • Or, this is nothing more then a backdoor confiscation effort and massive abuse of governmental power unleashed on innocent Citizens.

Those are the only two possible explanations.

If anyone still feels some level of doubt regarding the veracity of this story, Attorney Tresmond welcomes anyone to visit his website tresmondlaw.com, Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/james.tresmond.7 ), or send an email to [email protected]

Mr Tresmond asks that those making inquiries be mindful and respectful of the fact that they have been deluged with inquiries in recent days and therefore a personal reply may be delayed or impossible due to the volume.

More articles, commentary and information by D. Roberts available at That Every Man Be Armed.com


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This political move is an SSRI. A Stupid Statist Re-election Inhibitor!


Don’t worry folks – this is just a federal test to see how people are going to react when the nation wide confiscation begins. If you beleive otherwise then give up your guns and see how well the government will take care of you.

Serious lack of any confidence in this government


l”ets get it together ppl on April 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM said:
what about LEO’s that are seeing shrinks and takeing meds for the s*%t they deal with?

No way those are the Government and they are fine, shooting a civilian not a problem the Government knows best.


Just move. New York will become the New Detroit, or maybe even like Chicago.


I lived in Mexico in 1973, when
Mexico made illegal to own firearms.

Look what happened 40 years later
(all bad people have guns and kill
good people.


NEVER give up your weapons….NEVER….imho


You missed an amendment there.
The 8th enumerates the rights of the people against cruel and unusual punishment.

Now, it may be a stretch, but taking away private property that was legally purchased without any form of fair market value compensation is, in my book at least, cruel and unusual punishment.

Dustin Hurst

This an outrage I have a buddy a former soldier of mine he was my 240 gunner in Iraq he lives in the Bronx. He was also not born in America he Fought for his Citizenship two tours. And yes he and I have both been treated for anxiety, where he lives he would be arrested for only exercising his 2nd Amendmant rights. I live in the deep south and firearms are normal here but my buddy in the bronx doesn’t even get the chance to defend the one life GOD has given him????

Craig Beaudry

They can kiss my ass. I will not submit. We all have to die someday. It may as well be for a cause, something you believe in. Bring it if you want some action! ~Craig Beaudry


They will never get mine.


They had fair warning that it would happen and they still allowed the state to write and pass this unconstitutional law that relies upon information illegally obtained by the state and local governments in order to take this action. Do NOT say it can not happen here because NY is just a glimpse of what the Federal government has planned. Keep in mind that this administration has shown time and time again that it has no hesitation about breaking laws or trampling on the Constitution.

mc r

they don’t care about mass shootings and suicides rates if they had common sense they would know that doing this to ppl that seek help will just prevent ppl in the future from stepping foward with issues leaving them un medicated and even more dangerous but still able to legally own guns

Old Ga Dawg



This story is two months old. Why are you putting it out now? To the best of my knowledge, the state police admit they made a mistake of identity. I still do not think the law is right and I sincerely hope it gets repealed. I just hate seeing old stories put out as being “news”.

F Riehl, Editor in Chief

@rwingr we published this story two months ago, why are you reading in now?

Claude Slagenhop

HIPAA does not apply to law enforcement: “To a law enforcement official reasonably able to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of an individual or the public (45 CFR 164.512(j)(1)(i))” Administrative requests to pharmacies (i.e. a letter on official letterhead) is all it takes to get the names and addresses of people on certain medications. Why do you think there is a great push for computerized medical records? Wake up.


Think about how many times guns are used to stop somebody from hurting others in NYS. Now if all gun owners left that schitthole state, the know it all libs would be the only ones being preyed on plus other crooks would move there too. just rewards.


i think that ALL gun owners in NY State should get up and MOVE out of this state ASAP !!!

Ben DeSoto

Anti-anxiety med’s are also used for other purposes that have nothing to do with one’s mental state, as they also relieve muscle spasms, and other medical problems. I don’t think a bad back is a good reason to take a persons firearms. Is it legal to take action against against someone because you think they might possibly do something? If my neighbor likes to get drunk, can I call the authorities and have his car taken away, because he might drive it and kill someone while he is under the influence? I think they would probably arrest me for abuse… Read more »


Because of job stress,there are many leos who have or are taking these “nerve drugs” prescribed by their doctor. There are records of who is taking what in the doctor’s records,in the pharmacies, and now probably somewhere in a central location in Albany. If They are going to go after the citizen and not Themselves…we have a real problem.

Johnny Nightrider

This NY safe act is so wrong to tell people who take SSRI meds with no criminal history to turn in their Pistol ID”S and firearms.We have to stop this madness now before it goes across the U.S. Next it will be gun schools.If you take these meds you can’t attend.And it will go crazy.Stop it now!!!


TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP NEW YORK. You are becoming a communist state.


Check Yahoo news from this past week. Headline re: Unknown victory for gun grabbers. Seems that Jeffie IM jas now has GE credit refusing to allow use of their credit company for gundhops. http://news.yahoo.com/financial-gun-control-ge-capital-quietly-cuts-off-203631904–finance.html Also Citibank and some others have done the same. Give your bank hell…better yet cut up GE backed credit cards and send them back with a note telling them why. Chevron gas cards are under GE for one. We will be moving ALL our trust maccounts from Chase and Citibank this coming week and telling the bank officers exactly why.

Affirmative Action

God hates Liberals!!!


Oh, so you TALKED to the lawyer! Well that’s different. This isn’t a paranoid, gun nut conspiracy at ALL. You talked to him, and then you told us what he said. That is tantamount to real, actual evidence.

Equal protection under the Grace of YHVH

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles de Montesquieu


It sounds to me like dems are trying to start another civil war.These people think this country is their own fifedom.They break laws federal and state to suit their own agenda.Do they really want this to happen??I’ve heard that police and military are more pro gun than not,now what??? Someone better get their heads on straight or this country is in trouble.

Arkansas Insurgent

I am a non-violent felon, convicted of a victimless crime….ONCE. I will not now or ever surrender my firearms to anybody. I mind my own business, own my own business and stay out of others’ business. Try to take my guns and someone aint gona make it home when their shift is done. I guaranfuckintee ya

Johnny Nightrider

They send out these letters to turn in your Pistol Owner ID and to turn in your weapons because of a medicine your taking that helps you.Are they going to do the same for LEO who are getting help and taking meds?This is so wrong on so many levels.Non-compliance makes sense.The Constitution,American Disabilities Act,and so much is being violated.April 19th,1995 a terrible day in OKC.Why not turn in your stuff on April 19th,2013 to the designated place which is probably a police station and deliver it in a U-Haul truck.You know just park it and walk away.After one of these… Read more »


So now we know why our doctors have been asking us if we own guns! And our kids are being indoctrinated in the schools that they should give up their Constitutional rights for safety and security & that the 2nd Amendment is old and outdated and you really don’t have a right to own firearms. Now we have New York CONFISCATING guns from residents only based on the medications they are taking. Never mind these people have no history of mental illness, violent behavior or a criminal back ground. Who care too, that these same meds are used to treat… Read more »

Mr Ar-15

I was going to write something but (MIKE) just
pulled the trigger on on my thoughts..GREAT idea
mike!!!! its worth a try and it’s worth dying for


I read a national gun owner work stoppage it will shut down the country no shooting needed. I agree it is worth 4 or 5 days salery to keep my guns. Best solution I have seen so far.


The people need to start a list of all the turn coat traitors so we will know how much rope we are going to need when the time comes, and it is coming.


“If they really want to end violence with guns, just make it illegal for Democrats to own them. Lanza? AUSTISTIC Democrat. Columbine shooters? FBI parents.

Thanks for the opportunity, you POS.

James Gragg

When the people, of western NY, decide to rise up, en mass, and fight this, in the streets if necessary, they will find themselves having ALLOT of “friends” coming to stand with them, AGAINST THE STATE!!

The US Supreme Court had better get busy, REAL FAST, to enforce their prior rulings on private gun ownership! Else the ensuing blood letting will be on their cowardly hands.


Ok Cal, care to elaborate precisely why you find it so hard to believe that I have spoken to the Attorney ? More then once in fact at this point. Its not difficult to find someones phone number, particularly an Attorney whose name is associated with the case. So I called, explained who I was, what I did, asked if he minded me asking some questions about the case and confirming it, which he obviously did, and I wrote the story. Whats so unbelievable ? Thats how journalists get information to write.


“Now, before anyone trots out the old saw about how this is nothing more then a paranoid, unsubstantiated rumor on a “gun nuts” internet forum. I spoke to the Attorney of Record in this matter on the phone this morning and he confirmed that the above snippet is accurate and these cases are happening!”

Sure. Of course you did.

Owen Johnston

I was just kidding. The facts are all in order. My boifriend asked me to post an argument to rile up the right-wingers like the ones who arrested him for jizzing on a customers hamburger last week at Burger King where he works.

His hammer-roids are acting up again and I jerked off with the last of his soothing ointment so he’z pissed off and impatient with the world.

My bad, yo!


TO Cael Stigweird: Your either dumb or a liar you pick. 18 suicides a day in the armed forces and its getting worse. How do you explain 369 in all of 2012. Obamanomics at libtard school. Looser


I live in NY and a persons Pistol permit and weapons were stripped due to him supposedly taking anti anxiety medicine. The problem is the state police made a mistake and named the wrong man. How’s that law working for Coumo and all the other libtards. I now know Hitler should have put liberals in the oven to stop them from breeding.


Hate to break it to you Owen Johnston, but it IS happening, the Attorney involved has confirmed it multiple times , including on a radio interview ( link is embedded in the article ) and now an Albany NY Area TV station has reported it as well, including on camera comments from the Erie County Clerk and a terse, short statement from someone in the NY State Police which amounts to The County Clerk and the State Police pointing the finger at each other.

Owen Johnston

There is no such provision in the law. The law does require mental health professionals to submit a report if they believe a patient is likely to physically harm themselves or others, for example if the patient has made violent threats. There is no evidence that the State of New York is covertly receiving medical information on mental patients. I encourage you to update your article to correct these factual errors. The NY SAFE Act has not resulted in the government snooping people’s medical records, and there is no provision in the law prohibiting people prescribed certain drugs from owning… Read more »

Frank Clark

Wonder what would happen to Bloomberg if he came to texas and pulled this stunt? Hummmmmm
and yet his ass is protected by his armed body guards…..go figure hes a leftist in bed with Obama a socialist marxist communist S.O.B


Gun advocates should be happy about this. Since Newtown, gun “enthusiasts” have consistently blamed everything BUT guns and bullets. Guns don’t kill people, crazy people kill people, video gamers kill people, four year olds kill people, but guns… they’re just misunderstood. So, why, oh why, would anyone who is for “gun safety” and “responsible gun ownership” be agains this? Quick, get the list and go buy the guns from the heavily medicated people for a $1 and then promise to sell them the gun back when all this blows over. Be sure to give the person your real address, in… Read more »



It’s UNLAWFUL for the government to restrict ANYONE’S 2nd amendment rights; either by “adjudication” or anything else.

“SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” makes no exception for criminals and crazies.

If you want to feel safe, you have to carry your OWN protection because there are no laws that will protect you.

Sue from Huntsville AL

Minor corrections to your list– These 2 entries are the same event -A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another. -Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister. Also -Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the… Read more »



Was looking exactly like back door confiscation was starting, then they said “Oops, we got the wrong guy. Give him his guns back” a couple days after this story goes viral.


EVERYONE who takes a brain chemistry altering prescription should be barred from ALL weapon ownership. And driving. and breeding.
Darwinism cannot work if the defective are allowed to thrive.


Our Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.


I swear to god, I will kill anyone that tries to confiscate any of my guns! I am sick and tired of playing nice!