Rifle Confiscation Taking Place
By Harold Hutchison
Owners of any rifle or shotgun that holds more than five rounds who live in New York City are being told to immediately surrender their “rifle and/or shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter. Permanently remove your rifle and/or shotgun from New York City.”
The legislation comes in the wake of the passage of the so-called “SAFE Act,” which was rammed through by anti-gun governor Andrew Cuomo in the wake of the December, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
According to a report by TheBlaze.com, it is unclear if the confiscation is spreading beyond New York City, nor how aggressively the confiscation was being pursued. The legislation passed in January also included background checks to purchase ammunition.