Can’t Sleep? In New York They’ll Seize Your Guns For Insomnia

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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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  • Tony Oliva: “The inevitable erosion of the 2nd Amendment continues undaunted in the Empire State….”

    It is indeed inevitable, not only New York, but across the entire United States. But WHY is it inevitable?

    Think about it: The Amendment with the wording “shall not be infringed” is the MOST infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, a future generation of our posterity is likely to see the Second Amendment whittled away entirely or repealed altogether. WHY? Because this is the inherent nature and danger of optional Enlightenment rights as compared to God-expected Biblical responsibilities, such as the following:

    “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house [beginning with spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

    Although the Second Amendment is the closest thing in the Constitution and Bill of Rights to being Biblical, the late 18th-century founders robbed bear arms in defense of ourselves, our families, and others of its potency when they made it a right (easily controlled by government) instead of a responsibility.

    For more, listen to “The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight” at

    http://www.bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages.

    If you prefer to read, see our blog article “The Second Amendment is Doomed.”

    You might also be interested in the blog article “America’s Road to Hell: Paved With Rights.”

  • Bob

    Another reason to have tools off the books.

    • JohnSmith

      They are just “Undocumented firearms!” Why would they not be as welcome as “undocumented immigrants?” Lol

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    He should’ve told them it was none of their business. Much legal/medical study show me that a hospital is the LAST place I want to go.

    • 2BRKnot2B

      Meantime, hospitals kill, or murder, depending on which term for negligence would apply, nearly 400,000 people on average, every year.

  • 2BRKnot2B

    I lived in NY when ‘L’il Duce’ Cuomo passed (U.N.)S.A.F.E. (believe me, it is the U.N.’s baby, and Andy is their puppet boy). I immediately told my wife I would be leaving NYS. In the next 1 year 8 month period, I spent time looking for another home state, purchasing property there, moving my belongings, and selling our home there. Everyone who remains is angry at those who have read the handwriting on the wall, and the overt comments by the leftists in NYS that they will be confiscating your guns for no valid reason, if they can’t find a valid reason. The cops should have arrested the scofflaw congressscritters for violating the civil rights law of NYS, but instead, they are more willing to go grab guns from the former law abiding. To arrest congresscritters, and Cuomo, some cops defending those would have had to be killed by their buddies in blue. However, killing, arresting, incarcerating, ruining the lives of millions of NYers is so much better than killing a few people who probably shouldn’t be alive because of their stupidity in following orders. After all, the NAZI’s mantra was, “We were just following orders.”

  • Jay Grumpybeary

    its cuz NY has a pussy for a governor

  • Tonga Saurus

    Just another reason not to sign up for Obummers Unaffordable Care Act……no need to let the Nazi’s have any more access to my info, then they already do…..

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