New York State Police Confiscate Guns..From the Wrong Guy


On April 1st, a legal gun owner in upstate New York reportedly received an official notice from the state ordering him to surrender any and all weapons to his local police department. The note said that the person’s permit to own a gun in New York was being suspended as well. The gun owner contacted attorney Jim Tresmond (a specialist in gun laws in New York) and the two visited the local police precinct.


And OOPSIE, they had the wrong guy, fantastic:“Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said that late today he received a call from the New York State Police informing him that they had provided information on the wrong person when they notified his office of someone whose permit should be suspended because of the new mental health provisions in New York’s SAFE Act,” the release begins.

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In the end his guns may not be returned.


Well why in the world did he give them his guns? Best to keep them and appeal.


Probably fear (not unfounded) that they would arrest him and take his guns anyway. The law often insists (rightly or wrongly) that you comply first, appeal second.


If they came to my house, I’d ask for a warrant, and probably in attaining the warrant, they’d learn they had the wrong person. If not, at least I tried.


I spaced what I saw of the article. A call from police doesn’t sound like they had a warrant. Then again, who knows what the cops are like from district to district? Maybe he had reason to fear; I don’t know.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thursday, a state Supreme Court Judge ruled guns seized from David Lewis, 35, must be returned to him after he was incorrectly identified as violating the mental health provision of the SAFE Act.

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It took a judge to force the police to give the man his guns back. I researched on this and the police have a habit in many places of taking the weapons and forgetting to give them back or making the person get a court order in order to do so. It matters not if the party was innocent, once they have he gun they want to keep it.

Now think of what would happen if these proposed gun laws are enacted and everyone has to register any weapons. Any excuse could have the police take firearms.