Provisions of the New York SAFE Act are being used to bully and frighten Empire State doctors into stripping away the Second Amendment rights of their patients.

The “progressive” principle of dividing and conquering the citizenry continues:

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.

The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and maintained by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, is the result of the Safe Act. It is an expansive package of gun control measures pushed through by the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The law, better known for its ban on assault weapons, compels licensed mental health professionals in New York to report to the authorities any patient “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.”

But the number of entries in the database highlights the difficulty of America’s complicated balancing act between public safety and the right to bear arms when it comes to people with mental health issues. “That seems extraordinarily high to me,” said Sam Tsemberis, a former director of New York City’s involuntary hospitalization program for homeless and dangerous people, now the chief executive of Pathways to Housing, which provides housing to the mentally ill. “Assumed dangerousness is a far cry from actual dangerousness.”

The citizen control cultists are once again attempting to play the “if it saves one life” game, pulling at emotional heartstrings to justify disarming the citizenry one minority group at a time.

No one wants the dangerously mentally ill—people like Kirk Cowart, for example—to have access to firearms.

But the NY SAFE Act isn’t designed to save lives. It was designed from the outset to control the lives of citizens, by stripping them of their basic human right to self-defense.

That doesn’t render anyone safe.