1. 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.I'm at the point now where the death of liberty in vibrant blue states no longer concerns me, insofar as I may need to transit one. They get the government they voted for. Bill Price at the Spearhead nailed it in a column from a few months ago, titled "The Con Baiting Game". To wit:
2. Permanently remove your Rifle and/or Shotgun from New York City…
3. You 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.
As much of a problem as urban crime is, it isn’t generally [a conservative] problem. A white liberal in Washington or New York is far more likely to be a victim of a violent interracial crime than a Republican in rural Virginia or upstate New York. Arch-progressive Matthew Yglesias was jumped and beat up in DC a couple years back by a gang of young black men. A recent article in Salon, written by a young progressive named Brian Beutler, gives a first-hand account of being shot during a robbery. This kind of thing happens every day in blue cities — not in red territory. But if you think these incidents change people’s minds, you’d be wrong. The progressives hold fast to the party line even after being shot.Blue New Yorkers want to make it so that only the police and vibrant gangsters have guns, with the unarmed law-abiding as victims-in-waiting? Okay, I say let 'em have what they want. For righties caught in blue territory, if you don't like it, go. There are plenty of jobs in freer red states, and many, many companies are fleeing blue-state taxation and regulation and moving to places like Texas, Utah, etc.
Conservatives need to learn to identify this little game and stop playing along. Instead of falling into the same tired old arguments that will never end, let the urban whites have a taste of their own medicine. Do they call for “tolerance” and an end to police abuse? OK, call their bluff. Hamstring their police departments and start cutting prison budgets. Also, stop paying attention to petty vice such as prostitution and street dealers. It’s amazing how quickly a neighborhood (and property values) will go to hell when you let the street hookers and small time dealers operate with impunity. For good measure, limit cities’ power to shut down “nuisance” businesses. Can you imagine the look on the face of a SWPL condo owner when a new dance club opens down the street, keeping him up at night with heavy bass beats punctuated by occasional bursts of gunfire and wailing sirens?
Sometimes the best medicine to give liberalists is to refuse to save them from the reductio-ad-absurdum consequences of their own ideology.