New York ‘Gun Offender’ Registry Exposes Hypocrisy Of Gun Control

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

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    Crook & Smart
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    Crook & Smart

    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….

    Frank W Brown
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    Frank W Brown

    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… Read more »

    TangoTommy
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    TangoTommy

    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!

    PUNISHER
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    PUNISHER

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

    VT Patriot
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    VT Patriot

    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.

    Luke
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    Luke

    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.

    Looking for wackos
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    Looking for wackos

    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.

    madmemere
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    madmemere

    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”!

    john
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    john

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

    Paul
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    Paul

    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.

    Kevin
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    Kevin

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

    John D
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    John D

    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.

    Janek
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    Janek

    It seems Councilman Constantinides had an epiphany.