Secret Police State: New York will pay you $500 to rat out other gun owners

March 21, 2013

The Stasi and the KGB approve, and Orwell nods knowingly:

Nearly a year before signing the nation’s most stringent gun control measure into law, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a hotline that allows state residents to report illegal gun owners in exchange for a $500 reward.

The measure is part of a four-pronged approach established by the governor’s office to reduce gun violence in urban communities, according to CBS6Albany.com.

New Yorkers can call the “Gun Tip Line” if they believe someone they know has an illegal gun. Hotline calls are answered by state police and tips are referred to local law enforcement, the station reported.

“This initiative seeks to turn neighbor against neighbor and use their own tax dollars to pay for the $500 reward,” Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin told the station.

Back in the days when East Germany was around, it was estimated that one in every twelve people was a paid informant for the Stasi, the Soviet satrapy’s feared secret police. Now New York has done them one better, turning everyone in the Empire State into a potential snitch.

What’s that you say? You think I’m overreacting? That this only applies to convicted criminals who aren’t allowed firearms in the first place, or maybe someone who illegally obtains an automatic weapon?

Perhaps you’d be right under the old rules, and perhaps I wouldn’t then have a problem with this program. But, consider New York’s shiny new draconian gun law and all the previously legal weapons it weapons it made illegal unless registered, or, God forbid, you fill your ten-bullet magazine to capacity.

Go ahead and exercise your Second Amendment rights, New Yorkers, as well as your rights under your own state’s Civil Rights Law, but, be careful.

Your neighbor may need the money.

via Rick Wilson

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Nancy Pelosi, a racist hypocrite?? Say it ain’t so!

March 21, 2013

I’m sure there’s a perfectly innocent explanation why a White Democratic congressman under investigation gets unstinting support from the House Democratic leadership, while Black Democratic congressmen also facing investigation are asked to step aside.

Back story: Representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) has been credibly accused of using campaign funds to fund personal trips. He has received strong backing from Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and Nancy Pelosi has promoted him into the caucus leadership. Representative Andrews is also White.

Don’t think the Black Caucus hasn’t noticed the difference in treatment its members receive:

“It bears notice that Pelosi appointed Mr. Andrews to a leadership position in the midst of this investigation,” the [chief of staff of a Congressional Black Caucus member] said. “That is in direct contrast to the approach taken with similarly situated members of the Black Caucus, who routinely faced pressure to step away from leadership posts during investigations.

“Her commitment to fairness will be tested in how she responds to this announcement.”

Dude, considering the Black vote always goes 90% for the Democrats and your caucus never seriously threatens to bolt, why should she “respond?” You’ll give the hypocrite what she wants, no matter how hard she backhands you. And until you start acting on the real interests of your constituents, instead of mindlessly parroting the Democrat-Left agenda, nothing is going to change.

Besides, Nancy is a San Francisco limousine liberal. Therefore, any charge or even hint of bigotry on her part is ridiculous on its face. In fact, the Democratic Party as a whole has been pure as the driven snow on race.

Just ask them.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


At least the President knows his priorities

March 21, 2013

National debt approaching $17 trillion? North Korean nukes and the threat of war on the peninsula? America’s credit rating?

Nah, it’s March Madness, baby! And Barack Obama, President of the United States, tweeted this morning to remind everyone to get in on the fun:

Now, as others have pointed out, the @BarackObama account has been transferred to OFA, his former campaign group, now turned into a national community organization, but, hey, it still has his name on it and it’s still “verified” by Twitter, so why not assume this represents what he truly values?

You can read the reactions at Twitchy telling him to finish his danged budget, first, but here’s one that best reflected my feelings:

Yup.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)