Wow… Check this out:
Known as the “Gun Tip Line”, New Yorkers can call a toll free hotline to alert police if they believe someone they know has an illegal gun. The call would be picked up by state police and local law enforcement would be notified if the tip seemed reliable.
If there was an arrest the tipster would receive as much as $500.
“This initiative seeks to turn neighbor against neighbor and use their own tax dollars to pay for the $500 rewar