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NYPD looking to deploy naked body scanners on street corners as part of gun control roll-out

  Now the city of New York, with its gun-grabbing mayor, is set to deploy revealing new x-ray scanners that will violate residents' Fourth Amendment right to privacy to ensure they're not taking advantage of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

According to local media reports, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said his force is currently testing the new technology, which is designed to hone in on guns without using the department's well-established "stop-and-frisk" procedure. Now, not only will suspected criminals be targeted, but so will the vast majority of law-abiding New Yorkers who, once again, are going to be presumed guilty until proven innocent.

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Comment by Dennis Treybil
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The New York state constitution (at contains no reference to guns.  It has a section related to Damages for injuries causing death.  However, its Bill of Rights provision that parallels amendment IV of the constitution for the USoA is identical in the first paragraph: 

§12. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable interception of telephone and telegraph communications shall not be violated, and ex parte orders or warrants shall issue only upon oath or affirmation that there is reasonable ground to believe that evidence of crime may be thus obtained, and identifying the particular means of communication, and particularly describing the person or persons whose communications are to be intercepted and the purpose thereof. (New. Adopted by Constitutional Convention of 1938 and approved by vote of the people November 8, 1938.)

It would seem these gadget-aided searches, which on the surface may appear non-invasive, violate the right of the people to be secure in their persons.  Nevermind incorporation of the 4th amendment or lack thereof - this is a violation of their state constitution.

DC Treybil