New Yorkers Can Get $500 for Ratting Out “Illegal” Gun Owners
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According to the Daily Caller, apparently residents of New York state can get up to $500 for reporting their friends, family, and neighbors of illegal gun ownership (keep in mind that illegal gun ownership is completely legal gun ownership in most other states).
The tip line was announced last year, but has received little publicity.
John Grebert, executive director of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, had the following to say, “In our most recent meeting on Monday afternoon we talked about reviving this tip line and informing our members about it by sending out a message and scheduling a conference call to discuss it. The Association partners with the State on a regular basis to provide local law enforcement with additional resources to help them in their efforts to reduce gun-related and violent crimes in their jurisdictions.”
With New York’s SAFE Act now in place New Yorkers will have even more opportunities to rat out their neighbors.