Buffalo NY Police Blasted for Gun Confiscations From Grieving Families

Buffalo, New York Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda
Buffalo, New York Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda is sending officers out to look for guns following funerals. (Photo: Buffalo News)
CCRKBA.org
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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today said the announcement by Buffalo, N.Y. police that they will begin confiscating guns registered to recently deceased citizens “is not simply cold-hearted, it is ghoulish.”

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said a report on Fox News affirmed something that gun rights advocates have contended for years: “Gun registration leads to confiscation.”

“The idea that police would peruse the obituaries and compare the names of recently deceased persons with their pistol permit records, and then send officers to take those guns while a family is still grieving their loss is simply unconscionable,” Gottlieb said. “This is tantamount to dancing on someone’s grave and it amounts to taking property without due process or probable cause.”

At a press conference several days ago, Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda announced that his agency will dispatch officers to “collect guns that belong to pistol permit holders who had died so they don’t end up in the wrong hands,” Fox News reported. Under the law, when a permit holder passes, his or her estate has only 15 days to either dispose of the firearms or surrender them to authorities, who may hold onto them for as long as two years.

“This is the kind of behavior one might expect in a police state, but not the United States,” Gottlieb observed. “But it proves that the anti-gun mindset knows no boundaries. From now on, no gun control zealot will be able to dismiss and ridicule the concerns of law-abiding firearms owners that there is no reason to fear gun registration, no matter what form it takes. This explains why gun owners are opposed to registration and other forms of record-keeping and permit laws.

“What’s worse,” he added, “is that this effort could forever drive a wedge between police and honest citizens whose only crime is that they exercised their Second Amendment rights.

“The final insult,” Gottlieb concluded, “is that 16 days after someone dies, his or her survivors could become criminals simply because they didn’t report a firearm, or maybe didn’t even know it existed. This is the most disgusting and disrespectful thing that someone could do to people who have just suffered the heartbreaking loss of a loved one. Derrenda should be ashamed.”

 

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John Q Publis
John Q Publis
6 years ago

Buffalo, NY has a number of other cases that are being pushed under the rug. Even after a man was killed at Molly’s Bar with the help of two cops, the Mayor, ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) , and law enforcement officials continue to turn a bling eye. Case in point, Bada Bing on Chippewa Street in Buffalo NY is owned, managed, controlled by an Erie County Sherriff Andy D’Alessio. Sheriff D’Alessio will openly talk about the corruption that runs rampart in the Sherriff department, and brags about his connections with the ABC, and other persuasive people. He brags about changing… Read more »

Gearmoe
Gearmoe
7 years ago

An old law on the books. Wait a minute…..? I was told and read repeatedly, a list, registry, or whatever would not lead to or be used to confiscate firearms from the law-abiding American citizen! The gun “control” folks promised!!!

Mayor an Police Chief only serve to make for trouble, infringing citizen rights and demonizing police image.

RDNK
RDNK
7 years ago

These son of a bitches are doing this because the citizens of NY are allowing it to fuc*ing happen ! The people of NY are going to have to grow some goddamn balls and stop this now ! If they dont have enough goddamn sense to vote these parasites out of office,then give these punks,these thieves,your ammo first !

Janek
Janek
7 years ago

Real cops go after ‘bad people’ that have guns. This sounds like a politician with a degree in Law Enforcement Administration who tells everyone he’s a ‘real cop’. I know the type I’ve worked for some of them!

Capn Jack
Capn Jack
7 years ago

I’m sure that any non -military a$$wipe that wears 4stars on his collar
thinks he is JC reincarnated.

watchdogman
watchdogman
7 years ago

I guess this so-called police chief wears a bullet proof vest? Or should!

mike
mike
7 years ago

So do they show up with a warrant? Because the 4th amendment does protect you and property from warrant less searches. Regardless of the situation or who’s property is in dispute. This process is so unconstitutional as to be criminal.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Smedley54
Smedley54
7 years ago

It’s surprising we have heard so little about lawsuits over gun laws in New York state. Of course, having never lived there, I just don’t understand the mindset that would let this happen in the first place.

TSgt B
TSgt B
7 years ago

Back in the early 80s I was stationed in Michigan while serving in the USAF. Upon arrival at my duty station, I was informed that Michigan required handgun registration. Trying to be a good citizen, I complied with the law. The more I learned, the more I hated such an intrusion upon our RIGHTS. When I was reassigned to the then-Free state of Colorado, I sold all of my registered guns to private individuals, and bought new ones. I vowed that I would NEVER AGAIN register another firearm. I haven’t, and will NEVER do it again. The People of New… Read more »

Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
7 years ago

The authorities are purposely trying to get enforcement officers killed with this. But what kind of officer goes along with this blatantly tyrannical, unconstitutional policy? Only the kind that is a danger and a threat to the safety, security and freedom of the People. Enforcement officers who execute this policy are not in fact operating as true officers, they are criminals operating under a fraudulent color of law because public agents cease to legally function as such when they unlawfully attempt to exceed their legitimate authority. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been… Read more »

Hoosier
Hoosier
7 years ago

Don’t forget the statement about”when they come for my guns, I’ll give them the ammo first”.

michael
michael
7 years ago
Reply to  Hoosier

As will I, brother. Until the constitution is changed , I will support and defend it against All enemies, foriegn and especially domestic.

michael
michael
7 years ago
Reply to  michael

Foreign, ya’ll know what I mean.

mikrat
mikrat
7 years ago

POLICE (Policy EnFORCEment)

To Serve And Protect
They work for You
The City’s Finest
Men on the Front line
Etc. , Etc.

LMAO – What a bunch of media Brainwashing.

All they are is a big revenue generation gang. They are also Un Constitutional.

john Carr
john Carr
7 years ago
Reply to  mikrat

Serve and protect. I believe the serve part, but the protect part is BS. They arrive after the crime has been committed .

mikrat
mikrat
7 years ago

“This is the kind of behavior one might expect in a police state, but not the United States,” Gottlieb observed.” The UNITED STATES that we currently live in is a CORPORATION – Not the Constitutional united States. We ARE in a Police State and have been for along time. Its not coming – ITS HERE! @TexStan – “Does the Constitution mean anything in the occupied state of New York?” No it doesn’t – And it doesn’t mean anything in any of the other 49 Corporations either as they ALL have Gun Control “Laws” that go against it. – All Gun… Read more »

TexStan
TexStan
7 years ago

Does the Constitution mean anything in the occupied state of New York? Any such blatant violation of citizen Rights I hope is met with equal and opposing force. This is pure madness and very difficult to digest.

icetrout
icetrout
7 years ago

Go to this SOB home & Tar & Feather him in the middle of the night than throw his carcass in Lake Ontario…

John Carr
John Carr
7 years ago

NY, this is a prime example you get what you vote for. Suck it up, and then do the right thing in 16 and start voting the idiots out. Wake up and smell the gun powder.

TEX
TEX
7 years ago

This type of criminal BS will only stop when these criminals (cops in this case) are stopped by whatever means. These SOBs are thieves,..period ! Anyone can put on a uniform,that don’t make you a legitimate cop !

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

The right to property, the right to bear arms , the right to free of unreasonable warrantless searches. The police are criminals and need to treated as such.

Janek
Janek
7 years ago

They should suspenda Derrenda!

TSgt B
TSgt B
7 years ago
Reply to  Janek

At the end of a rope!