Self-identified proud Progressive, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a tip hotline to rat out "illegal" gun owners. Anonymous tipsters will be paid $500 to report anyone who they merely suspect may illegally posses a firearm.
Never mind that such a system is ripe for potential abuse by vindictive ex romantic partners or disgruntled former employees or vicious left wing bloggers like Brett Kimberlin who revel in "Swatting" their political and ideological enemies. Also never mind that police may arrive armed to the teeth for a complete non-event and end up killing an entirely innocent human being a la Amadou Diallo. Do any of you liberals remember the late Mr. Diallo? Ya, I didn't think so.
H/T to Christopher Fountain of Journal News Online Gun Map Blowback fame who opined on this subject here. I urge you to read it. Chris delves into the character deficiencies of the Progressive mind.