“They won’t stop until every single gun owner in New York State is completely disarmed and left totally helpless! And they will never be content; gun owners need to engage right now!”
That’s what one State Senator told me on the phone last night, as we spoke about the radical socialist politicians in Albany who are trying to crush our Second Amendment freedoms and our very way of life here in New York State.
After all, nothing else but a blinding hatred for gun owners and the freedoms we care about could explain S-1605, Governor Cuomo’s Mental Health Disarmament Act of 2021.
This legislation, being sponsored by Senator James Sanders, one of the most corrupt lawmakers in Albany, would require a mental health background check on you each time you buy a firearm!
And lest you think that this legislation is merely a token bill, designed to send a warning shot across our bow, you should know that we’re told that Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti will be filing a companion bill at any moment.
When Governor Cuomo has legislation unveiled in both chambers like this, it’s a clear sign that they are serious about trying to advance this legislation!
Obviously, no gun owner wants a criminally deranged person walking around carrying a gun. But there is already a process in place to deal with people like that.
Just consider the facts.
Under current law, those who exhibit ‘warning signs’ caalready be detained by law enforcement — at a minimum — and can be taken to a care facility for treatment if necessary.
As anyone in law enforcement will tell you, you can tell a LOT about a person’s mental health with the answers to just a couple questions.
But Cuomo’s mental health gun control legislation has nothing to do with attempting to help individuals who are in need of real mental health treatment.
On the contrary, this legislation would authorize Governor Cuomo to aggressively weaponize ‘mental health staffers’ across the state and instruct them to deny your right to own a firearm for just about any reason they want!
It wouldn’t matter if you’ve been a gun owner for decades.
It wouldn’t matter if you have a spotless criminal record.
It wouldn’t matter if you’ve not been charged with a crime.
The truth is that this legislation has absolutely nothing to do with public safety; instead, this is a tool for radical socialists in Albany who want to break the back of gun owners in this great state once and for all.
You see, tyrannical dictators have been labeling political opponents as ‘mentally defective’ as a way to punish them throughout history.
Former Russian leaders Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev imprisoned countless people who disagreed with their Communist agenda, leaving them in prison or labor farms or worse…
China’s Chairman Mao did the same thing, denying people who questioned him the right to vote, travel, and much more, claiming that they were mentally defective.
And now Governor Cuomo wants to do the same thing: use the results of politically motivated mental health evaluations against gun owners who disagree with his socialist gun-grabbing agenda!
I’m sure you’ll agree that this is the very definition of tyranny!
But even Governor Cuomo and the rest of the socialists in Albany don’t like passing such oppressive gun control legislation like this without support some a few turn-coat Republicans.
That way, they can say that it was a bi-partisan effort in Albany, and try to deflect some of the blame at election time.
We’ve seen this tactic used before as multiple Republicans supported Governor Cuomo SAFE ACT in 2013, as well as 2018’s ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ and ‘Safe Storage’ laws.
So we can stop this disgusting legislation if enough gun owners engage right now! So please send your pre-written email to the politicians in Albany right away!
The New York State Firearms Association is doing everything we can to mobilize gun owners against this legislation as you read this.
Our goal is simple: flood politicians with petitions, emails, phone calls and Facebook messages from every gun owner in their district, reminding them of what is waiting for them if they back this Soviet Russia styled gun control bill!
We are doing that through a combination of:
- Mass emails: email mobilization is quick and effective and allows us to embed videos into them, allowing gun owners to ‘see’ what’s going on in Albany.
- Internet and web based ads: our digital ads are as nasty as they come. They hit hard, deliver the message, and are easy to broadcast to a huge number of gun owners who can then take action!
- Facebook live updates: legislation moves very fast in the Capitol, especially when gun-grabbers are feeling the heat. Our videos ‘pull back the curtain’ and let gun owners know what’s happening in real time!
And if you possibly can, please make a generous contribution, as well.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of letting Governor Cuomo and his allies ram through an evil bill that would label proud gun owners as mentally defective, without doing everything we can to stop him, is simply not an option for me.
We must hold the line!
I know that’s a lot, but with the stakes this high, doing nothing is just not an option. So if $100 is simply not possible, please agree to a donation of $50, $25 or at least $10!
Some people say that New York State is gone, and that we should all just move away. But I don’t believe that, not for a second!
I meet wonderful people every single day, patriots, who care deeply about our flag, our nation, and this great state!
In many ways, freedom in this great country got its start in New York State, as over one-third of our nation’s Revolutionary War battles were fought right here!
So we simply can’t give up. Our forefathers stood for freedom and carved out the greatest country the world has ever known, freeing us from the tyranny of Europe.
But that freedom is under attack!
And it’s up to you and me to make sure that our children and grandchildren will inherit the same freedoms that our forefathers passed down to us!
NYS Firearms Association
P.S. Governor Cuomo has allowed violent crime to skyrocket in New York State by releasing thousands of violent criminals onto our streets via his ‘bail reform’ disaster and his response to the Coronavirus.
Rather than admit his mistakes, he wants to pass S-1605— legislation that would force gun owners to complete a mental health evaluation each time they want to buy a gun!
But we can stop this if we stand together, as Governor Cuomo is reportedly holding off on passing this bill until some Republicans agree to support it.
And please consider a generous contribution of $100, $75, $50, $25 — or whatever you can afford –- to help the New York State Firearms Association hold the line in Albany.