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Disarm Subjects and Make them Spy on Each Other: New York State’s Totalitarian Formula
Posted By yihan On March 21, 2013 @ 1:01 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
The LRC Blog 
March 21, 2013
Benjamin M. Wassell of Silver Creek, New York, a wounded Iraq war veteran, is the first resident of that state to be arrested and face prosecution under its draconian new firearms law. He was arrested during an undercover operation by state police in which he sold an AR-15 rifle and six large-capacity clips on January 24.
“By selling these illegal firearms, Mr. Wassell’s actions [sic] had potentially dangerous consequences for New Yorkers,” insisted Eric Schneiderman ,procurator  for the New York State Politburo. “We have seen far too much gun violence in our state in recent months, and the same of illegal semiautomatic weapons will not go unpunished.”
Cutting himself in for a portion of what he mistakenly believes to be glory, Joseph D’Amico, Commissar of the New York State Police, gloated that “our partnership with the Attorney General’s office has resulted in taking a dangerous criminal off the streets.”
Like most things that dribble down the tax-fattened chins of functionaries like D’Amico, that was a lie. Wassell has no criminal record, and although what he did violates the new gun law, it isn’t legitimately a crime, since it didn’t involve injury or fraud on his part. Indeed, the only fraud involved in that transaction was that perpetrated by officials in Schneiderman’s office and the New York State Police, who arranged the sale on false pretenses. If he had conducted those sales just days earlier, they would have been perfectly legal.
Wassell has been charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor – yet released on his own recognizance, an implicit acknowledgement of the fact that he is not an actual criminal. If they have their way, New York police officials will be doing a brisk business in incarcerating innocent gun owners. The State of New York has established an anonymous tip line  encouraging people to report suspected “illegal gun owners” for a $500 reward.
Every totalitarian police state requires the disarmament of its subjects, and encourages them to spy on each other. New York State isn’t North Korea, but it’s on the same trajectory.
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 to be arrested and face prosecution: http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130320%2FCITYANDREGION%2F130329919%2F1010
 Eric Schneiderman: http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Schneiderman-announces-arrest-of-Silver-Creek-man-for-selling-illegal-assault-weapons-198461041.html
 procurator: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procurator_General_of_the_Soviet_Union
 has established an anonymous tip line: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/20/new-york-state-offers-500-reward-for-reporting-gun-owners/
 New York offers $500 reward for reporting illegal gun owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-york-offers-500-reward-for-reporting-illegal-gun-owners.html
 Uphold the Sacred Cause of “Officer Safety”: Disarm the Cops!: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uphold-the-sacred-cause-of-officer-safety-disarm-the-cops.html
 20 Signs That The United States Is Rapidly Becoming A Totalitarian Big Brother Police State: http://www.prisonplanet.com/20-signs-that-the-united-states-is-rapidly-becoming-a-totalitarian-big-brother-police-state.html
 The Resistance Begins: New York Gun Owners Refuse to Register: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-resistance-begins-new-york-gun-owners-refuse-to-register-%e2%80%9clargest-act-of-civil-disobedience-in-state-history%e2%80%9d.html
 Is New York Preparing to Put Gun Owners in Mental Hospitals?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-new-york-preparing-to-put-gun-owners-in-mental-hospitals.html
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