April 10, 2013

Gun confiscation begins in NY

If you take anti-anxiety drugs your pistol permit can be revoked. Just as I predicted would happen.

Funny, isn’t it? To the left, parents can’t know about a young teen’s abortion, but they themselves need to have access to all of our medical records in order to make sure they have us completely and utterly controlled and regulated.

So much for emanations and penumbras. So much for concerns that identifying people with serious mental health problems unfairly demonizes them. Because the left’s anti-foundationalism means they aren’t held to any kind of rigorous or repeatable standard. Hypocrisy doesn’t matter. The ends justify the means.

And just so we’re clear on the implications here: if a state can revoke your pistol permit because you are on anxiety medication — which, incidentally, is a treatment, which would seem to suggest that the anxiety has been controlled — it can revoke your permit for any number of “medical” or “mental health” issues, all of which they’ll be privy to as a function of ObamaCare.

— Which, not only does that disincentivize people from getting treatment, but it infringes upon their rights in ways that are unprecedented.

Have arthritis? That makes you less likely to be able to draw your weapon quickly enough not to have it taken from you by a predator. Revoked. Have a heart condition? We wouldn’t want you dropping dead of a heart attack and then having some kid find your gun on you. Revoked. Have acid reflux? That’s liable to make you irritable, and an irritated man or woman with a gun is a potential danger to children and other living things. Revoked. Have less than perfect vision? Well, duh!

Because common sense!

So the question becomes, now that you see their real designs at play, how much more of this are you willing to accept? And what are you going to do about it?

The time is here. It is now. Either you stand up for liberty or you surrender it. That’s the choice before you.

(h/t newrouter)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:33am

Comments (38)

  1. so my quitting smoking drugs would’ve given the fascist piggies all the excuse they needed to take my gun away?

    that’s very America I am very goddamn proud to live here I only regret I have but one life to lose for this piece of shit country

  2. Kinda looks like “New York” confiscation would be an appropriate response from the citizens of New York. Take the state away from the statists, dweebs.

  3. Recovering from a stroke? Treating premature ejaculation? No guns for you.

    But that’s just crazy, right Joe?

  4. “Psychotropic” is the category they’ve specified, not “anti-psychotic,” though I’m sure the legislators either don’t know or don’t care that they’re radically different.

    Psychotropics include:

    Any SSRI and its relatives

    Having taken all three (AT THE SAME TIME! WOTTA TRIP!), I’ll end up in a loony bin fer sure.

    If my doctor asks about firearms in the home, I’ll be sure to give them the full list:

    14 — AK-47s, fully loaded, oiled, and ready to go
    05 — Stacks o’ grenades
    03 — Canisters of nerve gas
    01 — Vial Ebola virus
    01 — Flask weaponized anthrax
    10 — Crossbows + 33 iron arrows apiece
    01 — Box cutter

  5. And a cartridge in a bare tree.

  6. Di, you need to get you one of those armor plated spider-robots I saw in some anime or something. It had Will Smith in it.

  7. I’m sure they come without Will Smith in them. And since it’s a spider robot it should have at least 8 bayonet lugs.

  8. With 8 bayonet lugs, it’s 8 times as deadly.

  9. The most dangerous mental illness that exists infests the halls of power today; namely, the delusion that bad outcomes can be prevented.

  10. “Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

    Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

    No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

    Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria .Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.

    After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.

    “It’s true..those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

    America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

    “After America , There is No Place to Go”

    Link found here.

  11. There was a similar story out of CA almost a month back. A man lost his guns because his wife had voluntarily entered psychiatric treatment some time last year.

  12. From the article linked by Pablo:

    Phillips told TheBlaze the authorities arrived in unmarked cars Tuesday night around 8 p.m. Seeing as how she had never been in trouble with the law before, when they asked to enter, she said “sure,” not thinking to ask for a warrant. This gun confiscation law doesn’t go so far as to give officers warrants to enter property without permission.

    Strike 1. The correct response to the authorities is “Where’s your warrant? No warrant, no entry, and I’m not interested in having a conversation with you. Goodbye.”

    Phillips showed authorities where the weapons were located — a handgun in the top dresser drawer and two rifles in a safe in the garage.

    Strike 2. “Sure, my weapons are right over here. Oh, let me get that safe open for you.”

    After Phillips unlocked the case in the garage, she said officers pulled her away from the guns and back into the house.

    “They weren’t mean,” Phillips said. “I know they were just doing their job.”

    Strike 3. “They were very polite for government sturmtruppen. And it’s such a dirty job they are forced to do.”

    The only thing Mrs Phillips didn’t do was gift wrap her husband’s weapons for the authorities.

    I wonder what happens the first time that a gun owner physically resists giving the confiscation squad access to his home or his guns? I gotta believe it’s gonna happen eventually. And I wonder who will be the one taking the first shot? The authorities or the gun owner? And regardless of who it is that takes the shot, don’t the gloves come off on both sides at that point?

  13. I have said variations of this before. I predict that if this trend continues, that pyromania will become the big crime of the coming decades.

  14. gunter glieben glauchen globen mr. bear

  15. Sure, cause I can never think of why a woman being stalked would need a gun and anti-anxiety medicine at the same time.

    We’re all saints now in glorious declining amerikkA!

  16. Looking at the story Pablo linked, I found another relevant story on CA gun control: Gun Confiscation Bill Proposed in California: ‘We Can Save Lives’

    State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on Thursday defended the huge gun control package, saying “California’s tough gun laws have been exploited long enough.”

    How exactly do you exploit “tough gun laws”? Moron. Why not be honest and say something like “California’s tough gun laws just don’t go far enough”.

    He also said he respects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens to have firearms for hunting, sport and home defense.

    That must be why this moron wants to ban all registered “assault weapons”, ban all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, register all guns and require all gun owners to get a special permit just to buy ammunition. Because he’s got just so damned much respect for the Second Amendment.

    I am heartened somewhat by this statement, however:

    “[A]lmost every item in the proposal is wildly unconstitutional,” said Gene Hoffman of Redwood City, co-founder and chairman of the Calguns Foundation gun rights group. He also said the state’s overreach may “accelerate the speed at which the Supreme Court takes these ideas off the table.”

    Calguns Foundation is a pro-2A legal organization here in CA. My hope would be that if this terrible CA legislation does in fact pass, Calguns uses it to not only rollback the new laws but to also go after some of the existing (and likely unconstitutional) CA laws as well in light of the Heller and McDonald decisions.

  17. How exactly do you exploit “tough gun laws”?

    You make a career out of robbery and burglary, secure in the knowledge that you are better armed than your law-abiding suckers victims, and that you’ll be miles away before the doughnut-eaters arrive.

  18. He also said he respects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens to have firearms for hunting, sport and home defense.

    I had a girlfriend I respected like that once. It was cute the way my respect dribbled down her chin.

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  20. Let it be written in the stone of ages that “smart conservatism” leads to getting fucked over by a bunch of emotionally unstable idiots. And it leads to lots of stammering and quivering and compulsive back stabbing when DUMB conservatives dare try to fix it before it is too late. Rove and No Labels are sellouts and losers.

  21. But at least now Santorum won’t take away all our rubbers.

  22. ” He also said he respects the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens to have firearms* for hunting, sport and home defense. ”

    *But only crippled ass guns like double barreled breakaway shotguns**.

    **Until we take those away too***.

    ***Which we will do by making more laws than a citizen can reasonably hope to abide by even if they really want to. Or Taxes if that fails thanks to the new Robert’s Paradigm of UnConstitutional Law Transmutation.

  23. At least one of the most popular heart drugs is also an anti-anxiety drug.

  24. Indication, Mentally unfit: All men who intentionally lay down in front of slap shots.

    It’s just not right in the head.

  25. The drug I took to (unsuccessfully) try to quit smoking a few years ago is also an antidepressant.

    Good thing I sold all my guns long ago, or I’d be in trouble, I’m sure.

  26. oh you can’t just take one drug you have to take a whole cocktail

    then you have to take more drugs to deal with the side effects of the first round of drugs

    then you have to lose weight

    then you are a for reals non-smoker

    but is ok to have a gun I think for in case of danger or civil unrest

  27. also, bears

  28. Bears just get pissed off when you shoot them.

  29. I take caffeine every day and alcohol most nights — but far worse for me is that my body manufactures dopamine and serotonin. I’m fooked by the sheer complexity of my metabolism.

  30. Oops, we made a mistake pulling that permit.

    Anyone else see a problem that might arise, if the cops make a “mistake” with a person unwilling to go quietly into the night?

  31. Not for the cops. Well, maybe for one or two, three at the outside. But not for the law enforcement agency itself.

  32. bears give me the wiggins you should check out a picture of their claws sometime

    they tear a feller up with them claws

    and teefs

    and then the claws some mores

    and then you call your mom and say mom damn bears got me

    and then you’ve basically scarred your mom for life

    and then you die – and why?

    cause bears

  33. Bears just get pissed off when you shoot them.

    Then either shoot it again, or let someone with a bigger gun shoot it for you.

  34. ‘Cause jackass gun laws.

  35. “Anyone else see a problem that might arise”

    If nothing else, his college cow-orkers are going to make his life a living hell now that he’s been outed as an Evil Gun Owner.

    Hope he has tenure.

  36. Well, let’s take your comment about abortion to the next level. If you have an abortion, clearly you don’t value human life, so you shouldn’t be trusted with a gun. I mean, after all, you’ve already proven you are willing to kill children. SANDY HOOK!! So, let’s include abortion as a medical prohibition for gun ownership as well.