New York’s Firearms Bounty

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Historically, there have always been groups which politicians felt comfortable demonizing. Sometimes they were religious minorities who had been able to amass money – the Jews come to mind and it wasn’t only the Germans of Hitler’s regime who looted Jews to fill the exchequer (consider the Passover that begins next week). Kings, rulers and potentates had been doing it to the Jews for centuries. Hitler is only the most famous of the bunch in our present era.
In his blog, Libertarian Advocate (LINK) points out that Governor Cuomo has announced a program where people can denounce people suspected of owning firearms. The State of New York is currently offering a bounty of $500 for a firearm owner. The next step will be to develop a program where those firearm owners will be stripped of their land and bank account for the purpose of filling the Party’s coffers, enabling them to buy more votes. (more from USA Today) The amazing part is that there is no significant outrage. Not even from Jews, who (paragraph one) have been the poster children for this sort of behavior for millennia.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew. 

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
– Martin Niemoller

And lest you think that it’s beyond the government’s reach…think again. The Constitution doesn’t mean all that much to the people in power.

It’s important to demonize portions of the population who are “subhuman” or “not progressive” and to slap labels on them such as “sovereign citizen” and to make those labels stick. The trend in America among certain groups in power is to do just that. Taken as a whole, it forms a disturbing trend.

10 thoughts on “New York’s Firearms Bounty

  1. Freshman California Republican Doug LaMalfa and 14 of his House colleagues signed on to his March 5 letter, are asking the Department of Homeland Security to explain why it is buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition of various calibers. They aren't happy with explanations provided so far in the press by lower-level officials, answers meant to debunk "unfounded" concerns.

    The massive purchases are said to be spread out over five years and due simply to the best practice of saving money by buying in bulk what comes down to five rounds of ammo for every man, woman and child living in the U.S. That's a lot of practice and training.

    But it's not fishy, is it??

  2. LL, they are buying all that ammo so it's more scarce and expensive for you and I. These communists are practicing "Supply and Demand" with OUR money.

  3. We fine Southern lads have long warned people about those no good, rotten, crooked Yankees, and look at what they're trying to do now. You won't find many Southerners who are out to take your rights away. Your wives and daughters . . . that's a different matter.

  4. Obama considers it HIS money. And it's an imperial right and prerogative to deprive peasants of their arms.

  5. LL: Thanks for the generous plug. All too often I feel I'm screaming at brick walls. With your help, the message will travel further.

  6. You're a solid, sound voice of reason amid the howls of the progressives who would dismantle the Constitution and replace it with their "enlightened" utopian socialist view of the 'order of things'.

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