The inevitable erosion of the 2nd Amendment continues undaunted in the Empire State fiefdom of Andrew Cuomo. The following story is a chilling reminder that the state will go to great lengths in order to strip you of your rights to keep and bear arms and will do so unabashedly by invading your privacy and violating doctor/patient confidentiality.
Donald Montgomery was a Navy Veteran and a retired police officer with 30 years of exemplary service under his belt. In May of 2014 after moving from his previous home in Rochester to Long Island, Montgomery was having some trouble finding restful sleep. A common occurrence that afflicts people getting on in years but also one that is understandable in people who move great distances after living a long time in one area.
Retired Detective Sergeant Montgomery voluntarily sought out help in order to get a handle on the insomnia. Unfortunately, seeking help for insomnia in New York is akin to admitted guilt for being unfit to carry a firearm and the New York State Police ordered the permanent confiscation of Mr. Montgomery’s registered handguns after he sought treatment; as mandated by the SAFE Act.
The hospital that Montgomery sought treatment from listed that he was “mildly depressed.” When that is blown out of proportion by gun control zealots and mouth drooling gun haters one could focus on the “depressed” part and allow others to paint horror scenarios that would deem a gun confiscation prudent.
But those would be lies. The man is retired and moved hundreds of miles away from the only home he’s known. Of course he’s mildly depressed. How wouldn’t be?
What the goosestepping gun control army fails to point out is that the hospital report goes on, stating:
“Patient has no thoughts of hurting himself. Patient has no thoughts of hurting others. Patient is not having suicidal thoughts. Patient is not having homicidal thoughts…” and “there is no evidence of any psychotic processes, mania, or OCD symptoms. Insight, judgment, and impulse control are good.”
I mean, how much more of a clean bill of health does a person need in order not to have Cuomo’s jackbooted thugs break down their door in order to seize their property?
Apparently in New York, if you aren’t some smiling imbecile who is happy 100% of the time and swearing fealty to your supreme leaders Cuomo and Obama, then you are a threat to the public. Five days after Montgomery left the hospital the local sheriff’s department showed up at Montgomery’s door and seized his four registered handguns, including his former duty sidearm, after the sheriff had been subjected to “repeated pressure” by the New York State Police, who claimed that Montgomery had been declared mentally defective and had been involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
That last part in italics is a flat out lie. Montgomery went to get some help in order to beat his insomnia. The Cuomo gestapo is trumping that up to a level in which it is legal for them to steal Mr. Montgomery’s property.
Fortunately, Montgomery isn’t taking this lying down. He filed a suit in December.
The suit names Gov. Cuomo, Eastern Long Island Hospital, and several state officials, including the superintendent of state police and the local sheriff, as defendants, and alleges that they violated Montgomery’s Second-, Fourth-, Fifth-, and Fourteenth-Amendment rights. It seeks injunctive and declaratory relief for Montgomery and all similarly situated persons.
There is a ton of fail to go around here. Why did the hospital violate client/patient confidentiality when the client was not a danger to himself and others? Why did the Sheriff termiate Montgomery’s permit without a hearing? Why did police deny Montgomery’s Freedom of Information Act in regards to his “secret file” that was the basis for the confiscation?
Why? I’ll tell you why, because this is the State that Andrew Cuomo wants. Remember, it wasn’t so long ago when he said that people who don’t agree lockstep with him “have no place in the State of New York.”
Now that he has been reelected he is making good on that threat.
There is some bright news for Mr. Montgomery on the horizon though. A recent ruling by the 6th Appellate court limited the state of Michigan’s absolute rule in regards to denying a persons 2nd Amendment rights based on non violent depression.
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