Woman Calls 911 for Help, has Firearms Confiscated by Police

GOA Files New Case Against New York's CCIA, iStock-697763642
GOA Files New Case Against New York’s CCIA, iStock-697763642

NASSAU COUNTY, New York -(Ammoland.com)- The area around New York City is known for being anti-gun, but Nassau County’s latest move takes gun control to a whole new level. Nassau County had suspended a pistol permit and confiscated a citizen’s firearms for calling 911 when her life was threatened and not reporting the call to the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Pistol License Section.

A woman living in the county, who doesn’t wish to be named, purchased a handgun right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her long-time boyfriend had passed away, and she felt she needed to protect herself. That is when the problem with her next-door neighbor started. The neighbor living near her allegedly threatened to kill her and burn down her house.

Fearing for her life, she called 911. The Nassau County Police Department responded to the call and took care of the incident. She still feared for her life, knowing she would have to leave her home without her firearm. Then the Supreme Court issued the landmark Bruen decision that knocked down New York State’s “proper clause” statute that prevented most New Yorkers from getting concealed carry permits.

Soon after, New York State passed the concealed carry improvement act (CCIA), which added roadblocks to getting a carry permit. Gone was the “proper cause” clause, but the state added a “good moral character” clause. The state also started requiring applicants to turn over three years of social media, take 18 hours of training, and give character references. Places like Nassau County also needed a drug test.

Several lawsuits are challenging the Constitutionality of the CCIA, including one by Gun Owners of America (GOA) that received a preliminary injunction from the District Court in Antonyuk v. Hochul. However, that decision was stayed by the Circuit Court. The Nassau woman decided she couldn’t wait for the case to be resolved, so she submitted her social media, took the drug test, and paid hundreds of dollars to complete the training.

During the background investigation, Nassau County investigators found the 911 call she made. They also found out she didn’t notify the NCPD Pistol License Section of the call she placed. There is a little-known regulation on the books in Nassau County that states that if you call 911, witness an incident that involves the police, or even just a third party to where a police action happens; you must notify the NCPD Pistol License Section within three days. Failure to do so could lead to the revocation or suspension of a person’s pistol permit. The statute reads:

“Any incident involving a licensee where there is police response, whether it involves the licensee or any other resident or guest in or at their home or place of business. This includes police response to any location that is non-domestic whereby a licensee is the subject, witness or third party involved.”

“The licensee is responsible for making proper notifications to the NCPD Pistol License Section. The licensee is not to assume that other law enforcement agencies or the Nassau County Police Department will make the necessary notification on the licensee’s behalf. Failure to make timely and proper notifications in the aforementioned circumstances may be cause for suspension and/or revocation of a pistol license.”

When the NCPD found out that the woman seeking a concealed carry permit because she feared for her life didn’t notify the NCPD Pistol License Section of her 911 call, they promptly stopped the background investigation and suspended her pistol permit. They proceeded to confiscate her firearms, including her long guns.

The victim is now disarmed and tells AmmoLand News she is considering moving from her childhood home because she fears for her life. Police say she can get her guns back in six to eight months.

Fresh from their Supreme Court victory in the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association (NYSPRA) vs. Bruen case, the gun rights group is aware of the situation but would not comment because of the potential for future litigation against the NCPD’s policy.

The NCPD Pistol License Section did not return AmmoLand’s call for a request for comment.


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John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Arizona

I will never ask permission to arm or defend myself. New York and similar states that require it are committing criminal offenses against citizens. And to steal her firearms because she didn’t report her 911 call… why should she report it? She called the gov. The gov can’t communicate that fact to itself? Clown world.

Rodoeo

Agreed but the actual point of these ‘safety’ laws are to specifically achieve what was done to this lady. Either make you a criminal so you can’t own firearms and/or full confiscation. It’s literally why they make laws with so much fine print and hoops to jump through.

Tionico

It has nought to do with safety, everything to do with control. This stuff is making King George Three out to be a silly kid playing in the sandbox

Knute Knute

“Soon after, New York State passed the concealed carry improvement act (CCIA)”
Be wary, and BEWARE! Beware of any government, anywhere, at any time, that tries to “improve” things. It invariably means an improvement for them, and a hindrance for you! In my 5 decades of Poly-Sci studies, I’ve never known this rule to fail. Every time they ‘improve’ things, they get worse!

musicman44mag

That just happened out here in OreGONEistan. I am sure you heard.

Arny

What a bunch of Sh!t. Where’s the Crime ? I would go buy another firearm. Follow their laws and end up dead.

KenW

You cannot just go buy another firearm in NY or NYC, NYS maybe, but NYC forget it, and it looks like Long Island isn’t much better.

Grandpa SXS

WAY beyond time to move out of state !

Tionico

the only way to acquire another firearm for someine in HER position would be to contact your friendly nighbourhood gangsta and get ine “off the street”. Trouble is if you are ever caugth with that item in your possession (such as when you are FORCED to either fire it at a clear threat or die) you WILL likely almost wish you had gotten killed by your attacker. Once more the deck is stacked in favour of the criminals, in which group I include these gummit dweebs treating us like dog doo under their jackboots. Personally I think keeping mist of… Read more »

Jarhead

You can’t fix stupid, you can only vote it out of office.

Dry gulched

The people of New Yawk had their chance a few short weeks ago and blew it. Again. They’re the poster child for “You get the government you deserve.” Let ’em stew in it, especially the denizens of the big (rotten) apple.

TGP389

If you’re in the minority, sometimes you get the government the other guys deserve. I’ve been in that position many times with my city and county.

Oldvet

Jarhead… Unless , if you notice you happen to be in a state where the communist dems control ballot boxes .

Wass

This is the worst case of abuse to gun owners, even in a state not known to be gun friendly, I’ve ever heard. This case has ramifications for all of us and deserves a singular, as well as, class action response.

Mac

Any liberal run city, county or state is not a friend to gun owners!

USMC0351Grunt

More extremely excellent reporting Mr. Crump. ALWAYS pleased to be enlightened with the knowledge an information that you share. There needs to be a multi-million Tort action rendered on behalf of the truly injured party(ies) in these matters. If I’m not mistaken, the Treble Damages clause is still in effect in a lot of areas of this nation whereas when a citizen or group of citizens are harmed by a government entity that should have known better in order to prevent any harm or damages to the people are forced to pay treble damages to the injured party(ies). Oh, LOOK!… Read more »

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Bigfootbob

I didn’t see any mention of gun activists stepping in to help this oppressed citizen. She needs serious help, I cannot imagine how confused and betrayed she must feel. I will add, there’s better than 60% probability this woman voted for the people who are oppressing her. Sounds like, as many of her assumed ilk are learning, a valuable, life changing lesson about the communist dimocRAT party of the 21st century. Not enough New Yorkers have had enough though, they voted for at least 4 more years of sadism and all the other fun stuff that the commies bring with… Read more »

KenW

Some years back when I worked in the boatyards in S. Florida, we had some Dominicans working there, nice people overall, but we had one that use to brag about how much money they made working in NYC. I tried to explain to him that my relatives that lived out on Long Island paid more in property taxes each year than their house cost. He could not grasp that.
Another Dominican told me that yea, they made good money, but you still could not afford to live there.

When the 9/11 attack happened NYS/NYC had Republican leadership.

totbs

I know it’s hard to believe, but Nassau County where this lady resides, is pretty conservative. I doubt that she voted for her oppressors.

Stag

Government thugs proving once again that they will enforce whatever they are told to enforce. Don’t fool yourself into believing otherwise.

Mac

You must remember, your talking about NY! They don’t care about our Constitution, right vs wrong, or decent people. NY is the champion of over the top, far left traitors and a supporter of criminals everywhere.
I’d advise this poor lady to relocate to Texas or Oklahoma forthwith and not look back.

John Dow

Among the many stupid gun laws, that one really takes the cake. What is the purpose of it, what problem does it pretend to solve?

Boom

Wow.

Matt in Oklahoma

Don’t live in crap holes and realize the error of your voting ways

Tionico

The oldest lie in the universe is this: “I will ascend, I will be like God”. These perverted gummit uffishuls have this mindset. Time to do a clean sweep, get the perverts out of their positions of power.
How many more inncents will endure such abuse before another Lexington Commons event will occur?

That liberty tree is getting mighty thirsty

PistolGrip44

You mean the Pig Police, Yes I said PIG, stole this citizen’s firearms. Go figure. They are the true Tyrants!!!

KenW

You cannot help but wonder what kind of public servant would execute these lawless acts.

Rodoeo

The kind that get fat pensions and need a gov job in our screwed up economy.

Tionico

ones who have sold their souls to the government. True justice ,might be served if such filthy individuals were to be caught out doing some minor “prohibited thing” in a different “category”, and sold down the river by their peers in some other area of government overreach.

Citizen841

Were there any
Extenuating circumstances or something not mentioned in the story ? If not,
This is incredibly scary. It’s like the speed
Limit going from 40 to 10 with no sign, and you lose your guns if you get pulled
Over

Laddyboy

The same as the ‘atf/aft/batf/batfe’, These BURRIED HIDDEN TRAPS are not made readily available to the GENERAL American Law Abiding Citizens.

RedBass

Confiscation = The End of the Constitution