Albany’s WRGB reports New York has set up a website where a tipster can get a $500 reward for turning in gun owners.
Essentially, a snitch can call 1-855-GUNSNYS, 1.855.486.7697, a line manned 24/7/365 by the New York State Police to report a gun owner. Snitches can also text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). Troopers will solicit as much information as possible, then relay information to the appropriate police agency to begin an investigation. If the information leads to an illegal possession of a firearm arrest the “tipster” will be awarded $500.
And given the fear and loathing the law abiding gun owner have been subjected to by New York Democrats like Cuomo, you can bet there will be thousands of tips. And some of them will actually lead to prosecutions. But for the most part, these investigations will be very little more than persecutions as vindictive neighbors turn in community members they have a grudge against.
Cuomo’s gun ban bill is a bad bill, and Cuomo is a worse man. As well as a thoughtless jackass. Given modern “law enforcement’s habit of breaking down doors before they knock, it will be a miracle if someone is not killed. Not to mention the extra risk to the police.