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When gun rights supporters say registration leads
to confiscation, many media outlets howl and claim it's not true.
But when it happens right here in the United States, suddenly it's
somehow funny-or, in the words of the New York Daily News, "delicious."
When New York City authorities recently sent letters to
500 law-abiding owners of registered guns demanding that they
"immediately surrender" them, move them out of the city or apply
for permission to modify them, the New York Daily News was, to put
it mildly, amused.
"The gun nuts are going nuts, and it's delicious," the News said in an
editorial touting confiscation of registered rifles. "Tom King, president
of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, sees an abuse of power
when, actually, the
cops went easy. They
could have arrested
some of these 'lawabiding' New Yorkers."
Whether that's true
is debatable, as the
nypd's License Division obviously held a different view
of the guns' legality when they approved their registrations in the first place.
When a tabloid such as the New York Daily News, which relies
heavily on the First Amendment's protections of free speech
and a free press, expresses delight instead of outrage when the
government violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding
individuals, we all must wonder whether the paper's editors are
too scared to stand up for individual freedom for fear of potential
government retribution.
Regardless, it's no wonder why the New York Daily News has been
awarded this month's Bullitzer Prize.
MASSACHUSETTS:

LONG DELAYS
IN GUN
LICENSES gun ban,
In what amounts to a backdoor

the state of Massachusetts has been accused of
"abusing" law-abiding citizens by delaying the
issuing of firearm licenses.
The Gun Owners Action League reports that
Jim Wallace,
GOAL Executive as many as 1,000 people applying for licenses
have experienced delays longer than that allowed
Director
by state law.
In a recent report, pbs affiliate wgbh in Boston noted that the average
time for obtaining a license is currently six months-this despite the fact
Massachusetts law stipulates applicants must be notified of approval or
denial of a license within 40 days of application.
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