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THE SAFE ACT
CONTINUES TO ROT
THE BIG APPLE
RETIRED POLICE OFFICER'S
FIREARMS CONFISCATED AFTER
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March 2015

THE WRONG MESSAGE

REJINA SINCIC PRODUCED A FLAGRANT ANTI-GUN
PSA FEATURING A TEENAGER DISREGARDING THE
LAW WITH A FIREARM

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A year ago, you would have thought the world was going to end in
Illinois, with anti-gunners predicting blood running in the streets and
road rage shootouts on every corner.
Now, a year after that state became the last to allow at least some
form of concealed carry, police are reporting that the naysayers were
wrong-just as they have been in every other state.
"I think people were so concerned about it in the beginning because
there was a lot of media hype and speculation," said Urbana Police
Chief Patrick Connolly. "But quite honestly, we have often said the
people who are law-abiding and take the time to go to class and
register and understand the concept, hopefully, are going to be smart
enough to handle the ļ¬rearm appropriately. So I don't think this was
something out of the ordinary."

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ONE YEAR AGO THE PRAIRIE STATE BEGAN ALLOWING
CONCEALED CARRY

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When New York's so-called "safe Act"
went into effect last year, most gun owners
opposed it because they knew it was ripe
for overreach.
Now, a decorated retired police officer
who served in the Navy is suing the state
because his guns were confiscated after
he was mistakenly diagnosed as mentally
unstable after he voluntarily sought
treatment for a sleep problem.
The lawsuit alleges that Donald
Montgomery's Second Amendmentprotected rights were violated when his
guns were seized after a brief hospital stay
for insomnia.
Montgomery's problems began when
he visited a Long Island hospital in May
battling insomnia. He was discharged
with a diagnosis of "depression/
insomnia" and returned later for a
two-day stay. According to the lawsuit,
during that visit hospital staff mistakenly
listed Montgomery as an "involuntary
admission," which prompted reporting
under the safe Act.
The lawsuit also claims Montgomery
should not have been reported because
he was not a threat to himself or
others. According to the suit, a hospital
psychiatrist told him, "You don't belong
here," and, "I don't know why you were
referred here."

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For producing an anti-gun public service announcement that was nearly
immediately laughed off of any airwaves on which it potentially might have appeared,
Rejina Sincic wins this month's Bullitzer Prize.
The psa, produced by Sincic's San Francisco-based production company Sleeper
13 Productions, shows a high school kid stealing his mother's gun and hiding it in his
backpack, then taking it to school. In the end, the boy turns the gun in to his startled
teacher, saying, "Can you take this away? I don't feel safe with a gun in my house."
Sincic later seemed angry when critics pointed out that the kid in the commercial
had actually committed a whole series of serious felonies, including firearm theft,
illegally carrying a firearm and carrying a firearm on school property.
"Lots of people are afraid to share my psa!" she tweeted. "If you are not a coward
please share."
In the end, the psa was so thoroughly ridiculed that leaders of at least one
gun-ban group theorized that it had actually been made by a pro-gun group to
discredit the gun-prohibition movement.



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