NY Attempts to Confiscate Man’s Guns Over Perceived Threat His 10 Year Old Made at School

April 6 2013
by GSL Staff
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TheBlaze.com is reporting that a man in NY, John Mayer (no, not that one), has had to transfer all of his firearms out of his name and out of his home to avoid them being confiscated after his pistol license was suspended.

What was the suspension in regards to? A crime he committed? Being deemed mentally ill? No, his license was suspended because the man’s 10 year old child talked about going to another student’s home, with two other classmates with water guns, paintball guns and BB guns after a schoolyard scuffle. The boys had access to none of the above and most likely were engaging in using ::GASP:: their imaginations.

The boy himself was suspended for two days because of the conversation.

According to The Blaze, this is what happened next,

The following Monday, Mayer got a call from the Suffolk County Pistol Licensing Bureau. He was reportedly told that his license would be suspended and police would arrive at his house the next morning to retrieve his handguns. Acting quickly on the advice of his attorney, Mayer transferred all 15 of his handguns to his friend to prevent them from being confiscated. He also transferred his long arms to a local gun store out of fear that police would attempt to confiscate them as well.

The Licensing Bureau says Mayer may not be able to get his license back until after his son moves out of his home, which would most likely be 8 years at the soonest.

In NY law abiding citizens can be denied their right to own guns for pretty much any reason, that is because of a “good moral character” clause in the licensing law:

Eligibility requirements for the issuance of a pistol license in New York are set forth in Penal Law §400.00(1). Briefly, an applicant must (1) be twenty-one years of age; (2) of good moral character; (3) have not been convicted of a felony or serious offense; (4) state whether he has ever suffered from mental illness or been confined to an institution for mental illness; and (5) not had a pistol license revoked or who is not under a suspension or ineligibility order issued pursuant to CPL 530.14 or Fam. Ct. Act 894-a.

The good moral character clause is the only reason they could possibly have suspended this man’s license, even though he himself did not do anything.

Anti gunners wonder why gun owners are against government registration and licensing to own guns. This is why. That system can be abused for political reasons and deprive good people of their rights.

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