Pre-Crime USSA: 34 yo NY Librarian’s Guns Confiscated for Legally Prescribed Zoloft!
No Gun Confiscation via Medical Registry? Right…
Hey, if his guns were confiscated for simply being prescribed Zoloft, isn’t that in fact a de facto admission by the Ruling Regime that in fact psychotropics are at the heart of ‘potential violence’ issue?
“We’re not coming for your Guns! We’ll never use registry to come after your Guns!”…er…until they DO: Welcome to Pre-Crime USSA!
Updated: Tuesday, 09 Apr 2013, 6:49 PM EDT Published : Tuesday, 09 Apr 2013, 6:49 PM EDT
Al Vaughters Posted by: Eli George
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people.
But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon the recommendation of State Police, who learned the man is on anti-anxiety medication.
“Claiming that he had taken some psychotropic medications, and that he no longer could be eligible for the pistol permit,” Tresmond said.
UPDATE 1: More on suspension of man’s gun permit
Updated: Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013, 9:25 PM EDT Published : Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013, 6:41 PM EDT
Al Vaughters Posted by: Eli George
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Amherst man had his guns confiscated by the state, which claimed he was too dangerous to own them.
“David”, a 34-year-old college librarian, had no idea State Police were investigating him and would recommend his pistol permit be suspended until he got the notice in the mail. Now he has to fight to get it back.
Attorney James Tresmond said, “‘Due process’ should come before the suspension. That is where due process comes in – before your rights are taken, due process must occur. That is our Constitutional right, not the reverse.”
After meeting with Erie County’s Licensing Officer, Supreme Court Justice William Boller, Tresmond says State Police recommended David’s license suspension based on his prior use of a widely-prescribed anti-anxiety medication. Tresmond says the new SAFE Act requires mental health providers inform authorities.
UPDATE 2: David Lewis’ Permit and Guns Restored!
Updated: Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013, 10:16 PM EDT Published : Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013, 9:19 PM EDT
Rachel Kingston Posted by: Eli George
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police forced an Amherst man to turn in his guns after suspending his pistol permit over anti-anxiety medication. But now they say it was all a misunderstanding.
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said, “Today, we all look like fools.”
“David,” a 34-year-old college librarian, recently had his pistol permit taken away. Erie County’s Licensing Officer, Supreme Court Justice William Boller, was following a recommendation from State Police that David’s permit be revoked because he used anti-anxiety medication in the past.
But then, just before the close of business Wednesday, County Clerk Chris Jacobs received a voicemail from State Police in Albany, saying it was all a mistake and that they had the wrong man.
** Right, the NY
State PoliceState went after a man and his guns, after illegally violating his Constitutional right to privacy…by accident. Yeah. Okie Dokie Smokey.
Here’s the proprietor of TTAG (the world’s most popular pro-gun blog), Robert Farago’s take:
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Robert Farago
“The NYS SAFE Act is billed as a necessary law to protect the public and keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people,” wivb.com reports. “But Hamburg attorney Jim Tresmond says his client was notified by letter that his gun permit was suspended upon the recommendation of State Police, who learned the man is on anti-anxiety medication.” With gun owners suffering prohibitions and regulation and fearing federal infringement, this story has gone viral. “Here’s one from The Department of We ****ing Told You So!” a TTAG reader wrote in an email heads-up. Yes, well, I’m not so sure . . .
When I first wrote this post, I hadn’t spoken with Jim Tresmond. I knew him as the Buffalo lawyer who went online looking for Empire State gun guys to participate in a class-action lawsuit against the SAFE Act. I reached out and he responded.
Tresmond and I spoke at length about the story. He emailed me the redacted document featured in the news report above [click here to read it] and provided some more details of the incident. …