‘Im­me­di­ately sur­ren­der your ri­fle’ no­tice sets NYC abuzz

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

New York City au­thor­i­ties have been send­ing out notices to res­i­dents who own guns that now vi­o­late new am­mu­ni­tion ca­pa­bil­ity laws, de­mand­ing they re­lin­quish their weapons — and even though the no­ti­fi­ca­tions may just be stan­dard po­lice pro­ce­dure, the text is a shocker.

At is­sue: Weapons that hold more than five rounds of ammo, ac­cord­ing to a re­port in The Blaze, a con­ser­va­tive web­site.

One such no­tice to a city res­i­dent, dated Nov. 18 and posted on The Blaze, reads: “Im­me­di­ately sur­ren­der your ri­fle and/or shot­gun to your lo­cal po­lice precinct, and no­tify this of­fice of the in­voice num­ber. The firearm may be sold or per­ma­nently re­moved from the City of New York there­after. Per­ma­nently re­move your ri­fle and/or shot­gun from New York City.”

The let­ter also ad­vises that the re­cip­i­ent “may call to dis­cuss the mat­ter if you be­lieve your firearm is in com­pli­ance, or you may re­quest the op­tion to bring your firearm to a li­censed gun­smith for a per­ma­nent mod­i­fi­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion prov­ing that it is per­ma­nently mod­i­fied and in com­pli­ance.”

The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported that it wasn’t clear if po­lice were tak­ing ag­gres­sive steps to root out those who ig­nored the de­mands of the let­ter. and G-20 sum­mits in On­tario in 2010.

The doc­u­ments from the for­mer NSA con­trac­tor re­leased late Wed­nes­day re­ported that the NSA used the U.S. Em­bassy in Ottawa as spy head­quar­ters for al­most a week — the same time pe­riod that Pres­i­dent Obama and other heads of state at­tended cru­cial sum­mit dis­cus­sions in June of 2010, The As­so­ci­ated Press said. them for their ser­vice.

The White House said Mr. Obama called two ser­vice mem­bers each from the Army, Ma­rine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The pres­i­dent and his ex­tended fam­ily were home at the White House din­ing on a Thanks­giv­ing Day menu that in­cluded tur­key, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuff­ing, oys­ter stuff­ing, greens, mac­a­roni and cheese, sweet pota­toes, mashed pota­toes, green bean casse­role, din­ner rolls and nine kinds of pie: huck­le­berry, pe­can, choco­late cream, sweet po­tato, peach, ap­ple, pump­kin, ba­nana cream and co­conut cream.

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