Saturday, November 30, 2013

Confiscation Letters, The Gun Confiscation Squad, and a Poem

There was a rather disturbing article in the Thanksgiving issue of The Washington Times.  New York City is sending out letters to gun owners, demanding that they surrender their rifles or shotguns.  The time is coming for the new "ammunition capability law" to go into effect.

One NYC resident sent a copy of their letter to The Blaze, which reads:
Immediately surrender your rifle and/or shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter. Permanently remove your rifle and/or shotgun from New York City.
The Truth About Guns posted a scan of one of the letters.  The New York state SAFE act magazine limit is 7 rounds, but in New York City, the limit is 5 rounds, which I did not know.

If you follow the Military Arms Channel website, The Bang Switch, you'll remember the Illinois Confiscation article that ran a little while ago.  State residents may have their guns seized, and be charged with a crime if they allow their Firearm Owner Identification Cards to expire.

The Liberty Digest posted an article about California gun confiscation squads.  The state of California has set up an Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS).  According to the article, California is bypassing 5th and 14th amendment protections against the seizure of property without due process of law, by sending the Armed Prohibited Persons System gun confiscation squad after people whom the state welfare system has declared "a danger to himself or others."  But wait, there's more!  Funding for the APPS comes from firearm purchase fees.  So some of the California residents purchasing firearms, may be funding their own disarmament.

The Liberty Digest article also discusses confiscations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

A comment on The Liberty Digest article lead me to an American Thinker article about more confiscations in New York.
Following the passage of "The SAFE Act" in New York State, Big Brother got busy pretty quickly grabbing up the guns. Of course nobody was reporting on it very much, until they managed to collect them from the wrong guy and a judge made them give them back.

. . . and because it's sort of related, here's a poem.

Do You Want My Gun
By Dr. Gene Howard c. 1992

Do you want my gun, or do you want my life
Do you want my gun, or do you want my wife.
Do you want my gun, or do you want mt store.
Do you want my gun, or much, much more.
What is it you really want, I must ask myself,
For it is one of the few freedoms we have left.
Maybe it’s something more political you seek,
But cannot accomplish unless we become weak.
I think of Hitler, Lenin, Stalin and the rest,
Fooling the people into thinking they knew best
They traded their arms for hoes and wooden staves
And they traded their freedom and wound up slaves.
For when people can no longer defend their rights,
Their days become filled with sleepless nights,
And soon their fears become much, much more
When the secret police knock on their door.
They took them from their family,and their home,
And without a trial locked them up alone.
No visitors, no place that they could go appeal
For they were politically incorrect to party zeal.
Today the majority of us are not politically correct,
And what do the liberals want us to put in check?
That’s right, our guns, they want us to turn them in,
For as long as we have them socialism cannot win.
Each day our liberal government denies our rights,
As they put GOD fearing people in their sights,
So i will keep my gun, and use if if I must
To defend my inherited right to say, “In God We Trust”
For the very foundation of this great land of ours
Is now being threatened, and it it may only be hours,
Till GOD is completely removed from every part,
And this country is stripped of its very heart.
For today freedom of religion is no longer a right,
But a battle ground for which we must fight.
So if you ask me for my gun, the answer is NO!
Try to take it, and if there’s a hell, you’ll know.

Keep your eyes and ears open people!

5th Amendment
[N]or shall any person . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . . .

14th Amendment
[N]or shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . . .

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