New York Resident Tries To Register Family Heirloom, Police Scrap It

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Via WoG, this:

A retired Army veteran looking to comply with state law is now fighting to keep a family heirloom from getting scrapped.

The Buffalo News reports that Andrew Ciepiela, 46, recently tried to register an old Iver Johnson revolver that has been handed down through three generations. That’s when the Erie County Pistol Permit Department told him the gun, made in 1917, was last registered in the 1950s by a sexagenarian and, as a “nuisance” firearm, it could not be registered to him, clearing the way for local police to destroy it.

“I wasn’t expecting any issue. It took me by great surprise,” said Ciepiela, who saw the matter as a case of “big government stomping on the little guy.”

That’s what happens when the government becomes the big bully on the block.  I’m sure they cried a river of tears over the family’s loss.

Speaking of nuisance, who’s the real one here?  Who else will be stupid enough to try to comply with onerous rules that destroy family property for no good reason?


Comments

  1. On February 7, 2019 at 10:16 pm, Adam Baum said:

    Too late we get smart. Learn from the mistakes of others.

  2. On February 8, 2019 at 4:23 am, J said:

    Cache Cache Cache
    “nuisance firearm”, huh, last one I shot didn’t seem a nuisance.
    It worked as it was designed to.
    The System can No Longer Be Trusted

  3. On February 8, 2019 at 8:36 am, Fred said:

    He violated the first rule; never talk to police. Or is it avoid crowds? I think both are good general operating procedures.

  4. On February 8, 2019 at 10:15 am, Bram said:

    Never, ever admit what you have.

  5. On February 8, 2019 at 10:19 am, Michael (from Utah) said:

    Big, BIG mistake in going to the police to “register”. Should have just kept their mouths shut.

  6. On February 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    1. There should be a concerted effort to inform owners of guns who are not activists – and, therefore not up on current events unfolding in the firearms world – of what is happening all around them.

    Don’t insist that his loss was his fault; how many of us own common automobiles, and are not up on what is happening all around us (“move-over” laws, etc)?

    2. It won’t be destroyed; it will end-up in some LEO’s collection. As will many others’ property, I suspect …

  7. On February 9, 2019 at 9:55 am, M from AZ said:

    That’ll learn him.
    Someone should loan him “Gun Control & the Third Reich”.

  8. On February 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm, Ned said:

    Did a New York resident really believe something else would happen? What rock is this guy living under?

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