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Gov. Cuomo’s New Concern Over Government Registries

Monday, December 14, 2020

Gov. Cuomo’s New Concern Over Government Registries

NRA has long opposed any kind of database of law-abiding gun owners, or similar licensing schemes. We have cited many objections, including concerns over the potential for misuse of such information. After a recent demand that states supply the federal government with personal information of people who receive future COVID-19 vaccinations, many have started using the same arguments.

The demand for vaccine information on individuals came as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) Interim Playbook that outlines how the pending vaccine, or vaccines, will be distributed once approved.

A number of organizations representing health officials at the state level sent a letter to the CDC with their concerns about the federal plan, which included how the information would be used, and how the data collection might affect the general publics confidence in the program.

Ironically, some of those who object to this new call for a centralized database of vaccine recipients encourage such treatment of gun owners.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) objected to the vaccine-related database, claiming that it would discourage illegal aliens from being vaccinated, and alleged the federal government would use the information to deport those who are in our country illegally. If anyone would know about people being afraid of government abuse of information, and not taking part in a government program because of such fears, it would be Governor Cuomo. After all, New Yorks SAFE Act and other draconian anti-gun laws are the poster child for otherwise law-abiding citizens not complying with a law over fear of it being misused.

The NY SAFE Act includes a politically-motivated definition, and ban, on assault weapons,but allowed those who had such firearms prior to the law going into effect to keep them, provided they are registered with the state. Likely fearing that such a registry would later lead to a road map for the state to follow if it should change the law to require the guns be surrendered, it is estimated that the vast majority of those who lawfully possessed such guns prior to the SAFE Acts enactment simply chose to ignore the registration requirement.

Bureaucratic incompetence in New York that has led to law-abiding gun owners being wrongly accused of being prohibited of owning firearms in the states existing database certainly doesnt help ease the minds of Empire State gun owners.

Cuomo has experienced similar problems with the states handgun database, another component of the SAFE Act, initially caused, once again, by incompetence.

Perhaps Gov. Cuomo should reexamine his own states gun owner registration regime given his  new-found concerns over the dangers of government registration.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

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Former President Donald J. Trump will headline the 2022 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on May 27, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

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Monday, May 23, 2022

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Friday, April 1, 2022

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New Jersey: “Mandatory Jail” Bill Scheduled for Senate Hearing Thursday

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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