Skip to comments.Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)
Posted on 01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST by marktwain
On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws against self-defense. She now faces, if convicted, a minimum of 3 1/2 years in prison--and New York apparently intends to aggressively pursue the case.
So far, nothing especially unsual about the story--we recently talked about another visitor from out of state who is now facing prison charges stemming from his failure to realize how passionately the New York ruling class loves mandated defenselessness. Well, actually, there is something unusual about it: this case has led even some New York politicians to think that the law needs to be changed. Where this story exceeds the typical level of outrageousness of New York's forcible citizen disarmament culture is the libelous lie Mayor Bloomberg (presumably annoyed that his beloved gun laws were being questioned) smeared Ms. Graves with. From Capital New York:
When asked whether the woman deserved any leniency, Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated to reporters at a press conference in Brooklyn today that she had other problems.
"Let's assume she didn't get arrested for carrying a gun," he said. "She probably would have gotten arrested for the cocaine that was in her pocket."
Cocaine in her pocket? Umm . . . no.
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WTH is with the recent spate of CHL people carrying sharp sticks looking for sleeping dogs to poke in the eye?
Someone trying to brew up a federal CHL case for the supreme court?
Bloomberg needs his ass sued.
Jail Time would be really good for Bloomy ~ LOTS OF IT.
Some of these New Yorkers have no sense, and he's one of them.
See you in court, you nasty little troll...Bloomberg is an *ssh*le...
New Yorkers are so provincial. If they've never seen it in New York, then it certainly does not exist.
The USA is getting so full of Liberal dictators showering pain and misery upon the citizens that it becomes hard to love the Country anymore. Who in their right mind would love the police state dictatorship we are rapidly becoming?
Part of the reason we defeated Iraq so easily was due to the poor morale of the Iraq grunt level soldiers.
It’s always the ones who try to do the right thing that get hammered. If she had kept her mouth closed this wouldn’t have happened. Always know the laws when you carry out of state.
Could you please, please, please take that bum off our hands?
Why was she carrying powdered aspirin?
That IS a bit strange
I think we could his Hiz Honor over here in the Alexandria lockup just fine. There’s always the sort of krew on hand they’d keep him on his toes!
I wouldn’t carry unlabeled powerered aspirin anywhere
these days myself.
Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemys first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.. © Vaquero 2012
Bloomberg is just another whore for his pimps; obama and Holder.
You have to go thru a metal detector at the site; she should
have got the heck out of there.
When is this a** up for re-election?
Powdered asprin is a southern thing.
I heard the story about the student from Arizona that got caught with a gun in the trunk of his car in New Jersey and was sent to prison. It caused me to check the specific laws of every state through which I would pass on my drive from Seattle to my new home in Kentucky last summer.
There is no way I’d enter New York, New Jersey, or a host of other states with a gun on my person, and possibly in my car, unless I was looking for a constitutional fight.
And I would expect it to take the rest of my life and be my primary purpose on the planet. A sort of “living martyr” sort of thing.