New York State Offering $500 To People Who Snitch On Gun Owners

Liberty News

WRGB in Albany has a breaking news story posted to their Facebook page, claiming that the state of New York is offering up bribes for people to rat out those possessing illegal firearms – an interesting development considering the adoption of the new anti-Second Amendment SAFE Act legislation. In other words, a firearm that may have been obtained legally could become illegal under the SAFE Act, and anybody who knows you possess said firearm can report you and earn themselves a cool $500.

In addition to the Facebook page, Pat Bailey, a reporter from at CBS 6 in Albany, tweeted that he has a letter from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services explaining the reward program.

According to Bailey, the Governor’s Office is claiming that the program is well over a year old. But the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association says that if that is accurate, “it was a well kept secret”.


The Troy Record Facebook page also has this announcement:

NY 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). 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 then contact the appropriate police agency with the lead to initiate an investigation. If the information leads to an arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm, the “tipster” will be awarded $500.

Read more from this story HERE.

  • SammysDad

    When will New Yorkers figure out they are being ruled by dictators, the governor and NYC mayor? NY is beating out CA for liberal insanity.

  • rtk

    ny sucks

  • Here comes the CONFISCATIONS!!! Cuomo is gonna use the RAT line to have people rat on their neighbors, the cops are gonna take the guns & then the OWNER of the guns is gonna hafta PROVE they were bought LEGALLY!!!

  • I hope 2014 is a banner year for the second admendment.

  • Joe1938

    Re “Offering $500 To People Who Snitch On Gun Owners”; There must be those NY’ers who are thinking, “Its payback time!!” for those they don’t like.

  • MudEngineer

    This is straight out of Hitler’s Germany where other “citizens” turned in their fellow citizens. It did not work out well for them, nor will it work out well for any New York people here. It is very sad that it has come to this point.

    • Nellie CA

      Obama wants our gun and ammo mfg out of business and take away our guns. then a foreign country can invade us! Hitler’s brown uniform kids went against their parents in Germany.

      How did Hitler take down Germany in 12 years?! Debt, built his own army, appointed his own people, by passed Parliament, gov. control of food supply, farms, demoralized the people who didn’t follow his orders, demoralized the Military, took the guns and every thing the people owned away from them. Murdered anyone that would be against him. Hitler was a total controller! The German people didn’t have a clue until it was to late. Good book, Crossing Hitler and The Hitler I knew. At least Hitler killed himself!

    • Kent2012

      russians and chinkees too…………..

  • How bout takin care of illegal potus’ first then everything else will fall into place like it should. Discharge dem crats that aren’t payin their fair share and send Muslims home to their own kind!

    • Nellie CA

      Those refugees and illegals are costing the tax payers a bundle. I saw something that billions of dollars of Welfare money is going to their home countries. They shouldn’t be allowed to send money to home countries if they are not working. This is fraud!
      Why isn’t the UN or contractors who run the refugee camps controlling the amount of kids these people are allowed to have while they are being supported by the UN and most of that money comes from the U.S.A. The average Refugee has 6 kids.

  • CSN

    So…..all the drug Lords are going to snitch on each other for money?

  • MarkH

    First, they came for the Jews & I said nothing, then they came for the unionists & I said nothing, then they came for Catholics/the Communist/the Protestants etc. etc.. When no one else was left, they came for me & no one was left to speak up. Remember?

  • ONTIME

    One Thousand Dollars to anyone snitching on a crooked politician and making it stick…..that be a better idea and less of a taxpayer waste.

    • Harold

      It looks like Chicago and Californacation and NY etc. will not have ANY governement if all the crooks are exposed!

      • ONTIME

        Wouldn’t that be great….!
        Subject: [joewmiller] Re: New York State Offering $500 To People Who Snitch On Gun Owners

        • Kent2012

          figures, soon the real news will show jack booted storm troopers assaulting some ones home and then we will read that it was a mistake due to a clown with a grudge..

  • CyclingFoodmanPA

    Ok, how much will gun owners pay for information on snitches? Two can play that game and I would rather piss of Cuomo than patriot gun owners!

    • 1_Eddie_1

      The snitches names should be plastered all over the front pages of every newspaper.

  • Harold

    Gestopo tactics all over again, 2013 style!

  • Nellie CA

    What is this abuse of government power?! This is what Hitler did to the German people! Obama needs to be tried for crime against our country. GOD HELP US!

  • james

    Apples don’t fall far from the tree. Andrew has 2016 aspirations. The catholic church would be wise to excommunicated this apostate. But alas we only have gutless, ball less leaders like Dolan and the rest of their ilk. The man looks like he is under some kind of mind control, mk-ultra, or the like. Coumo, a man of the NWO. He’s worse than his father. And he was a scum bag.