District Attorney on New York’s Long Island bans prosecutors from owning guns

September 30, 2015

The district attorney of one New York county is prohibiting prosecutors from owning a handgun — a rule some law experts claim is unconstitutional.

The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office on New York’s Long Island bars its prosecutors from possessing a handgun, even at home, unless a special exception is made by the Acting District Attorney, Madeline Singas, according to an application for employment.

“[A]ssistant district attorneys are not permitted to apply for a handgun permit nor own or possess a handgun while employed by the Nassau County District Attorney. Any exception to this policy must be in writing and approved by the District Attorney,” the application states.

  • niko

    This NYC right wing Conservative has claimed the right to own a gun legally in NYC. Many onerous and some very stupid rules. This article makes me sick to my stomach.

    • mustang6984

      Well…this is after all the same city that was at one time trying to make it illegal to buy a soda over 16 ounces. LOL!!!

      How was it Forrest Gump put it…”Stupid is as Stupid does!”

      (You must be as lonely as I..being a R/W Conservative in NYC. I live in a blue state…and I am often the only person in the room with any common sense..let alone intelligence! I feel your pain!)

      • niko

        Thanks fur the reply , there is no place safe to go in America , soon the time will come when all hell will break loose. Stay strong , keep cool ,stay lock and loaded!!!!

        • mustang6984

          Heading to the mid-West where there are more of us than them!
          Might well be the place to be when the stinky stuff hits the rotating assembly!

          • niko

            I hear ya, I wish you good luck ,myself I’m heading to the mountains of the Poconos in PA.

          • mustang6984

            Thought about that tool But still too close to the liberal world. I wanted to be as far as possible from either coastline. Found a place that is about the same distance from both…plus from the Gulf.
            Peace and quiet!

  • mustang6984

    Eh..ILLEGAL rule. Not enforceable. Someone is bucking for an expensive court battle they have no chance of winning.

    so when some dirt-ball they have put away shows up in their yard…(and it happens) what are they to do…take a broom to them?

    • donemyhomework

      It wouldn’t hurt to learn some self defense while waiting for the Court dust to clear.

      • mustang6984

        Being somewhat of a rebel..I’d personally go with getting/keeping my guns. As one who was involved in various levels of law enforcement over 28 years…I can tell you that all the self-defense training in the world…will do you NO good outside the 20 foot zone of interaction.

        But I understand your train of thought.

        • donemyhomework

          Yes, even something as simple as knife throwing could be an asset in the right circumstance. I’ve been practicing for 20 years. You’d be amazed at what you can throw and stick accurately. Any and all cross training could be useful.

          • mustang6984

            LOL!!! Sorry…but the amount of time it takes to become even BARELY proficient with such a thing is NOT going to save your bacon against someone with a gun.

          • donemyhomework

            I’m done with you and theoretical BS.

          • mustang6984

            ROTFLMAO! Really? Did I insult your little theories of life?

            Look…I spent over 28 years in the profession of law enforcement…training in both firearms and personal self defense. I am MORE than capable of understanding what can and can NOT be done to defend one’s self against a gun. And throwing knives works real well…in movies and on TV. In real life…if someone wants you dead…because you prosecuted them…you aren’t going to defend yourself with a knife. There is NO theory about it…only FACT!

            You’re also probably one of those idiots that asks “why didn’t the officer shoot him in the leg” or “why not shoot the weapon out of his hand”?

            You have shown yourself to be somewhat lacking in common sense on this issue…and I really tried to answer you with some restraint…but face it…you are a mental midget when it comes to this topic.

            DEAL WITH IT!

          • donemyhomework

            Nobody wants me dead dumb ass…DEAL WITH IT!!!

          • mustang6984

            Did I say they did? Nope…I did not.

            But you behave in real life like you do on the ‘net when someone shatters your little world of self-importance…and that day may come.

            You have no reason to be all whiny. You stated a comment…I explained why it is not feasible. You don’t like the answer? too bad…but hundreds of self defense experts will be more than happy to tell you the same thing I did…so deal with it.

            Basically…it is time for you to look deeper into your own self…and either get some sort of help for your excessive anger…or grow up. Either way…you are WAY off base here.
            Rarely does physical “self-defense” trump a gun. Other than in movies or on TV.

  • KDC

    They better fight it now. They have 2nd Amendnent rights just like everyone else. If they give in, it will be gone forever ! Fight for your rights!

  • Debbie

    Well what did you expect. Look what city it is.

  • Patriot1955

    Why they are putting up with this bull is beyond me. The last time I looked we the people have a constitutional right to bare arms. Tell them to go to hell.

  • TexRancher

    Sounds like a Socialist government in NY. Certainly is unAMERICAN!


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