Governor Cuomo is discriminating against law-abiding gun owners in New York State again by over reporting patients to the FBI. Civil Rights attorney Paloma A. Capanna found that Cuomo’s voluntary reporting to NICS of 80,000 residents as involuntarily committed to a mental institution.
According to Capanna, “In the past 12 months, Governor Cuomo has reported more than 80,000 residents of this State to the FBI for having been involuntarily committed to a mental institution.”. “Out of the total of more than 460,000 persons reported since 2013, a few people across the state have somehow been targeted by the NYS Police for revocation of their handgun license and confiscation of their firearms. Every person I have represented to date in such a license hearing has proven to the satisfaction of the court that the report against them was false. This upsurge in reporting by Cuomo to the FBI is nothing more than opportunism to discriminate against law-abiding gun owners by fanning the flames of societal fear against people who voluntarily seek care and treatment.” says Capanna.