Anti-gunners are always trying to sidestep that pesky word “confiscation” and tell us that no one is really talking about taking our guns. Well hopefully none of our dear readers are still believing that delusional fantasy.
It has just been revealed that New York’s recent gun control law called the SAFE Act actually permits the confiscation of guns without a court order or warrant.
The SAFE Act is facing all kinds of law suits right now, after it was pushed through the state’s legislature before any freedom loving New Yorker had a chance to stop it.
But according to Freebeacon.com, one lawsuit is claiming that the law allows guns to be seized without warrant or review.
“The entire purpose of the registry is a sham to permit intrusions into a person’s home on consent without a warrant for a ‘gun removal,’” La Reddola, Lester and Associates said in a release. “The entire registry and database seek to justify warrantless police searches, which my client and I now believe to be the real purpose of the SAFE Act.”
Under the SAFE Act, the New York Department of Criminal Justice (NYDCJ), the overseer of the database, may declare a person ineligible to own or possess a weapon without any type of judicial process.
Furthermore, the suit argues that if the NYDCJ declares a person ineligible, “such a determination makes the person vulnerable to imminent seizure of all weapons, without a hearing or even an arrest warrant.”
By the time New York is done there won’t be many amendments left that they have not completely stomped on. 2nd amendment rights are being trampled by the SAFE Act while many anti-gunners are trying to restrict 1st amendment rights to speak out on these matters. And now 4th amendment rights that protect against unreasonable search and seizures are being stripped away as well.
The gun control law is already facing heavy opposition from gun owners who are vowing to refuse to register their guns in accordance with the law, so now we will see how the law fairs in court. In the court of opinion the SAFE Act is nothing more than a shackle of despotism that tries to dress up as a life-saving cure.