“In February of 2012, 11 months before the state passed their stringent gun law known as the NY SAFE Act, a hotline was set up for people to call who thought they knew someone that possessed an illegal gun,’ cbsalbany.com reports. “If a person was arrested and convicted the tipster would receive a $500 reward.” So how’s that whole gun snitch thing workin’ out for ya? . . .
According to data from a Freedom of Information Law request, two years later there seems to be no interest in a person turning their neighbor in or most firearms are legally owned. In an email from the Department of Criminal Justice Services the records assessors office wrote the following — ‘there has been one arrest in connection with the NYS Gun Tip Line call. To date no rewards have been given.’
Before Empire State gun owners who forgot to register their now-illegal AR’s breathe a sigh of relief, know this: no one knew about the tip line. It was so under the radar it might as well have been underground. But . . . 1-855-GUNSNYS is still out there, somewhere (sucking-up tax money). If and when battle lines are drawn, say after the first Empire State reenactment of Ruby Ridge, the number could become a key part of the front line. Just sayin’ . . .