Sunday, March 24, 2013

New York gun snitch line invites abuse

What if I have no probable cause for a search warrant, but I don't want to let the Fourth Amendment get in my way any more than the Second does in NYC? Why not just call in the tip myself, and enjoy a toll-free bypass around the Constitution?


Anonymous said...

I think we should stop all this resistance nonsense. The government is our friend. We should help the government especially the government of New York. We should should help the government of new york by sending as many reports to their gun hotline below as possible. In fact I heard a gentleman named Bloomberg in NYC has a whole bunch of assault weapons. Info on how you can "help" is below:

NY State has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip then contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500.

Anonymous said...

1. Find a car with NY plates - bonus points for 0bama sticker.
2. Toss a trash 20-30 round mag under their seat.
3. Call the NY tip line. Profit!

"Well I saw 'em at a gun show. They bought this big box of large magazines, I suspected something when they started stuffing the mags under their car seats. When I saw the NY tags I knew I had to say something."


Anonymous said...

OK... Here's a scene that would probably work really well in Absolved.... Feel free to use it as you see fit.... In the novel that is.... no one would ever do anything like this in real life, would they?

Let's just say some state were to set up a snitch hot line... See a gun? Call it in! Get some bucks! So one day the hot line gets a call about multiple weapons at a surburban home on a cul-de-sac. The SWAT team suits up and roars into action. But when they get there they find the house is empty. As they're packing up and getting ready to leave they are taken under fire by multiple riflemen in concealed positions astride their only exit route who turn the SWAT team, their truck, and their mobile command post into Swiss cheese!

Nah, forget it! Just too improbable to believe, even in a novel, right?

SWIFT said...

Here's a thought. You live in NY and you want to move to a more gun friendly state. You call in a complaint on your self for having a sawed off shotgun or full auto AK. A SWAT raid finds absolutely nothing. You sue, then move away for free. You read all the time about police agencies receiving a tip, not investigating shit, then launching a raid. The neo-nazi scum built a system, use it! On another note, if you are outspoken, or an advocate for firearms, never keep anything illegal, inculpatory, or contraband in you home or on your property. Be squeaky clean at all times. You could wind up win a nice retirement account.

MamaLiberty said...

Well, Swift... you could also wind up very dead.

Doesn't sound like a very -ahem - swift idea to me... but each to his/her own.