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.

Paloma A. Capanna Press Release

NIC Index Stats by State 2016


Saratoga SCOPE Meeting Thursday January 26 7PM

The Saratoga SCOPE meeting will be held on Thursday January 27th starting at 7PM.  The meeting will take place at 4H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road, Ballston Spa, NY.


Guest Speakers will be:
Peter Gemellaro from Senator Kathy Marchione’s office will speak about Senate Bill S879 which will restrict the SAFE Act to NYC and suburban counties. He will also discuss the pistol recertification process.
Charlie Wheeler will discuss Firearms used during the Civil War

As always, our meetings are open to the public.