New York State Deems 278 Gun Owners Too ‘Unstable’

By Bluegrass Bruce

Ny Safe Act Mental Gun Ban Confiscation
New York State Deems 278 Gun Owners Too ‘Unstable'
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Kentucky – -(Ammoland.com)- New York State is set to confiscate firearms from nearly 300 individuals who the state has judged to be “mentally unfit”, reports say.

New York’s SAFE Act gun control law allows the state to confiscate firearms from people who health professionals believe are “too dangerous to own weapons“. The law does not require health workers to inform the individual before reporting them to the state.

Health professionals have already reported 38,718 “at risk” individuals since the law was enacted in 2013. Of these individuals, 278 currently have pistol permits, the Syracuse Post Standard recently found.

Several of these gun owners have already been forced to surrender their weapons. Although the state won’t say how many confiscations have taken place, the Post-Standard found evidence of at least four.

Other confiscations have reported elsewhere, including one where a college librarian was forced to surrender his weapons simply because he had briefly been prescribed anti-anxiety medication.

Most people agree that dangerously insane individuals should not have access to firearms, but experts have also said that the New York’s “no-gun” database far exceeds the actual number of mentally ill people in the state.

Sam Tsemberis, the former director of New York City’s involuntary hospitalization program for homeless and dangerous people, said in November: “[38,000 at risk individuals] seems extraordinarily high to me. Assumed dangerousness is a far cry from actual dangerousness”.

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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    Chuck
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    Chuck

    The VA and “Obummer” administration has used these same back door gun control tactics to disarm over 150,000 Veterans who have done nothing and broken no laws.

    Chuck
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    Chuck

    Don’t feel pregnant. The VA and “Obummer” administration has used this back door gun control tactic to disarm over 150,000 Veterans who have done nothing and broken no laws.

    Outlaw
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    Outlaw

    New Yorkers suffer from the same malady that Virginian’s do, we live in states that are mostly inhabited by good decent law abiding firearm owners but sadly we and they are controlled by a majority of leftist voters in one large city. New York has New York City and Virginia has Alexandria and Fredrick Co. which contain as many possible voters as the rest of the states combined population. They need a succession as bad as we do.

    Eric
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    Eric

    Most NYers suffer from what I call Social-economic slavery , working 2-3 blue collar jobs to make ends meet , No time to remember to vote or too tired . I know I did it until I was 30, I moved to Alaska live normal and vote speak out against the oppressed blue collar guys like me.
    Even worse was paying NYC income tax even though I couldn’t vote on NYC laws . Taxed without representation .

    Del
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    Del

    Don’t forget many in the state chose to not vote this last election.. Guess the like this regieme.

    Eric
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    Eric

    Whats a health professional , most Shrinks are nuts , and no judge and no due process. So long Constitution and if you don’t like it enhanced interrogation is available. After all Obama’s administration is not following the law nor enforcing it.
    So since America’s government is dead lets stop paying taxes.

    RDNK
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    RDNK

    Cuomo must go ? ! Recall Cuomo ? Hell they just reelected the SOB ! Alot of this bullshit NY’ers do to their ownselves by voting for this scum ! It really makes it difficult to feel for them when they keep voting for this trash ! Go figure !

    TEX
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    TEX

    Like it says,..when they come for your guns give ’em the ammo first ! When you do that they tend to lose alot of interest in stealing your guns !

    brad
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    brad

    Give them all your ammo. You won’t hear nearly a peep from them after that!

    Janek
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    Janek

    Cuomo must go! A recall vote on Gov. Cuomo is a good start to reversing some of this nonsense.