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    Civil recourse?

    I heard a caller on the Ric Edelman radio show today. (Ric Edelman has a show about investing, retirement, 401Ks, etc.)

    The caller was a resident of New York state, and was very unhappy because with the stroke of a pen, the governor essentially wiped out most of the value of his gun collection, which he was intending to keep long term and pass on to his children.

    I wonder if there would be any chance to prevail in a civil suit for the government's action essentially killing the value of his investment without due cause?

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    His investment is a mobile one .. he can move them out of NY ...

    He can file a suit if he likes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    His investment is a mobile one .. he can move them out of NY ...

    He can file a suit if he likes ...
    I was going to say the same. moving is an option. or if he has any relatives in any other state he can "lend" the firearms to them for storage. renting/buying a small storage unit in a bordering state is also an option (just double check the fine print for a potential storage space to ensure they don't restrict/ban storage of firearms in their units)
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    The NY law gives him a year to move his collection out of NYS. If he fails to take due dilligance and allows his collection to be confiscated he may (very slim IMHO) have a case of NYS violating the Takings Clause. Given the amount of time he has to protect his investment, I seriously doubt a court is going to be sympathetc if he misses the deadline.

    I have further doubts about the "collector" status of this guy's arsenal. If it were a collection with significant value he should already know how to protect it. Could he just be using Edelman's show as a soapbox?

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    I would also think he would have a straight second amendment case. The SCOTUS has been ruling against states and cities with laws that clearly infringe upon the second amendment such as the NY governor has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1P2 View Post
    I would also think he would have a straight second amendment case. The SCOTUS has been ruling against states and cities with laws that clearly infringe upon the second amendment such as the NY governor has done.
    I do too .. but he the guy doesn't or he would have filed suit .. right?

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