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    Default Tip line to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession.

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    Just received this from the NYSRPA (makes me want to vomit) :

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    The letter shown below is from DCJS but was distributed by a Law Enforcement Association to all it’s members. I’ve removed the Association’s information to protect our source but wanted to show you the depths to which we are falling. Orwell was right; just 29 off years on the date!
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    The Letter

    At a time when all of us are finding ourselves doing more with less, a reminder about a resource available from New York State that can assist you in your efforts to solve cases, prevent crime and better serve and protect your communities.

    The state has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). While the state will provide the administrative support and fund the rewards, the investigation and validity of the tip will be up to each local department.

    To spread the word about this free resource, New York State is planning a comprehensive campaign, including public service announcements that will air on television and radio stations across Upstate.

    The tip line can provide your agencies with another avenue for receiving intelligence about crimes being committed in your jurisdictions. This initiative is designed for communities where no tip lines are in place and is not meant to replace existing gun tip lines.

    Here’s how the tip line operates:

    The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip, while allowing the individual to remain anonymous. The caller will be informed that this program is not the traditional gun buyback program but rather is focused on identifying individuals who are carrying an illegal firearm.

    The State Police will in turn contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. Staff from the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will follow up with that agency to determine the validity of the lead. Once the investigation is completed, the police agency would convey to DCJS the outcome of the investigation.

    If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500. DCJS staff will handle all of the financial transactions.

    State Police staff will explain the program in its entirety upon notifying an agency that a lead has been generated for their jurisdiction. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact DCJS Deputy Commissioner Tony Perez in the Office of Public Safety at 518-485-7610.

    Janine Kava
    Director of Public Information
    New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
    (518) 457-8906 - work
    (518) 485-7715 - fax

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    Default Gun Squad Hot Line putting the 39 million to use.

    Offering $500 bucks for tips on "illegal guns".

    From NYSRPA
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    Letter from DJCS to police agency
    New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
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    The Letter





    At a time when all of us are finding ourselves doing more with less, a reminder about a resource available from New York State that can assist you in your efforts to solve cases, prevent crime and better serve and protect your communities.


    The state has established a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697) to encourage residents to report illegal firearm possession. The tip line also allows for information to be submitted via text – individuals can text GUNTIP and their message to CRIMES (274637). While the state will provide the administrative support and fund the rewards, the investigation and validity of the tip will be up to each local department.


    To spread the word about this free resource, New York State is planning a comprehensive campaign, including public service announcements that will air on television and radio stations across Upstate.


    The tip line can provide your agencies with another avenue for receiving intelligence about crimes being committed in your jurisdictions. This initiative is designed for communities where no tip lines are in place and is not meant to replace existing gun tip lines.


    Here’s how the tip line operates:


    The New York State Police staff the tip line 24 hours a day. Upon receiving a call, troopers will solicit as much information as possible regarding a firearm tip, while allowing the individual to remain anonymous. The caller will be informed that this program is not the traditional gun buyback program but rather is focused on identifying individuals who are carrying an illegal firearm.


    The State Police will in turn contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. Staff from the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will follow up with that agency to determine the validity of the lead. Once the investigation is completed, the police agency would convey to DCJS the outcome of the investigation.


    If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500. DCJS staff will handle all of the financial transactions.


    State Police staff will explain the program in its entirety upon notifying an agency that a lead has been generated for their jurisdiction. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact DCJS Deputy Commissioner Tony Perez in the Office of Public Safety at 518-485-7610.





    Janine Kava


    Director of Public Information


    New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services


    (518) 457-8906 - work


    (518) 485-7715 - fax
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    Get ready for gun and law ignorant people reporting every gun they see to collect a $500 reward.
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    This administration constantly amazes me with their stupidity!!!!

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    Straight out of Glenn Beck's book Agenda 21.
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    Did they amend the SAFE Act yet?

    I noticed some cops the other day with 15rd+ mags
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    Sooo they can only offer people $100 to turn in their gun no questions asked at a buy back, but somehow they can afford to send our police on wild goose chases on anonymous tips and hand out $500 if it by chance works out. Sounds very logical.

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    Serious question, does anyone know of a pro gun-rights attorney who would be willing to go on retainer for "as needed"? I want someone on speed dial.
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    Yeah, you remain Anonymous until you want to collect your $500. pffft what a joke... And suddenly everybody is a lawyer?

    My question is, does the anonymous person have to pay me $500 if they make a false report against me?
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    I just got this sent to me as well..... I cannot believe this is happening. Literally putting a bounty on all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs510 View Post
    Serious question, does anyone know of a pro gun-rights attorney who would be willing to go on retainer for "as needed"? I want someone on speed dial.
    There are much better places to ask this question. Might get you more of a response

    GunRightsAttorneys ! <- just for instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk500 View Post
    There are much better places to ask this question. Might get you more of a response

    GunRightsAttorneys ! <- just for instance.
    Yeah, I looked there already and both of the attorneys listed in NYS are out of the Rochester area.

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    what I get from reading this is if your not carrying an illegal firearm who cares. as far as the unsafe act stuff, whats yours is yours and only you know. I never understood why people list their firearms in their signature on here. everything I have is up to date legal according to nys laws. if someone thinks they can make 500 bucks off me they can try but they wont get anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LZ1 View Post
    Did they amend the SAFE Act yet?

    I noticed some cops the other day with 15rd+ mags
    so when the hotline is up should we flood it with calls about how we just saw an officer and it looked like he had hi cap magazines???
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    "See Something, Say Something", one step closer... I suggest you prepare for what's coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs510 View Post
    Yeah, I looked there already and both of the attorneys listed in NYS are out of the Rochester area.
    I get quite a few in NYS

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    Either way, this thread may not be the best theater to get your question answered.
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    Wow $500 a shot huh? I wonder where they are pulling this money out of. Perhaps Mr. Bloomberg is sponsoring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty dan View Post
    I never understood why people list their firearms in their signature on here.
    Oddly enough, I'm not seeing that so much since 1/15/13
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    It's a brilliant idea, if you remain anonymous you can't collect the $500 so the state never has to payout, meanwhile the gun owner gets screwed. Nice.
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    Dual threads merged and retitled to descriptive thread title

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    Figures. I had a well thought out response and I couldn't post it because the link disappeared.


    So now all I'll say is...**** that. Know where your neighbors stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty dan View Post
    what I get from reading this is if your not carrying an illegal firearm who cares. as far as the unsafe act stuff, whats yours is yours and only you know. I never understood why people list their firearms in their signature on here. everything I have is up to date legal according to nys laws. if someone thinks they can make 500 bucks off me they can try but they wont get anywhere.
    I care. I'm not doing anything illegal either and I care VERY much about the idea that some random person can blow me in on their own misguided suspicions and put me on the State Police's radar which could lead to harassment, search warrants, seizure of property for verification that it's all legal, etc, etc,etc, just to satisfy some witch-hunting liberal government and a "concerned citizen" who is mostly concerned about getting $500 in his/her wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty dan View Post
    what I get from reading this is if your not carrying an illegal firearm who cares. as far as the unsafe act stuff, whats yours is yours and only you know. I never understood why people list their firearms in their signature on here. everything I have is up to date legal according to nys laws. if someone thinks they can make 500 bucks off me they can try but they wont get anywhere.
    Well Dan,
    my concern is the fact that anyone can drop a dime, say they may of seen or heard an individual had illegal magazines, firearms, etc then when the police raid your house, you make the front page bc of police activity at your house. Plus, as we have all seen and mentioned, most police don't know what's legal and what's not so possibly get charged with having something illegal, tried and convicted in the court of public opinion and the papers only to have charges dropped later but it's too late bc you've already been judged. That is why the cause for concern.
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