Skip to comments.Have Gun? Don't Travel!(NY)
Posted on 01/14/2012 6:38:37 AM PST by marktwain
Ryan Jerome probably regrets he tried to follow the law. As the Daily Caller reported on January 3rd, Jerome, a Marine, was in New York City on business when he decided to visit that most iconic of landmarks: the Empire State building. He walked into the building, noticed a no guns sign, and tried to check his weapon with the security guard. The guard called the policeit turns out that New York City has remarkably strict weapons laws, and does not recognize out-of-city licensesand now Jerome faces up to 15 years in prison, and a mandatory minimum of 3.5 years for the violent felony of carrying a loaded weapon. He carries a valid concealed carry permit in Indiana, but no matter. If he is indicted, he will be lucky to plead down to a lesser charge and receive 2 years in state prison.
Ryan Jerome is not alone in his predicament. In December of 2011, Tea Party Patriot founder Mark Meckler was arrested while trying to check a pistol legally at a New York airport. That same month, Meredith Graves, a medical student from Tennessee visiting the 9/11 memorial, turned in her gun upon seeing a sign that said no weapons allowed. She is due in court in March. Apparently, this sort of thing happens often enough at New York airports that lawyers have begun to specialize in New York City airport gun cases. As one lawyer puts it on his website:
In our experience, most airport gun prosecutions are an abuse of governmental power. We have seen countless situations where a law abiding citizen from another state with more permissive firearms laws sought to travel to New York with a lawfully owned and possessed gun.
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New York City was one of the promoters of modern gun control, after the wave of prohibitions on concealed carry that occured during reconstruction, aimed at recently freed slaves.
The New York Sullivan law was promoted and passed by the thuggish Tim Sullivan, one of New York Cities well know organized crime politicians, in order to protect his own thugs from armed citizens.
You would think with all the crime and corruption in New York that they would have better things to do than arrest innocent travelers.
Well:I guess they can get away with it. God knows the Justice Department under Bracko Bama and Eric Holder , isn’t going to try to stop them.
There are two factors even under New York's legal/political climate at work here that weigh in favor of the alleged "offender": (1) prosecuting tourists and business travelers is not going to be good business for a place like NYC, and (2) the idea of spending time and money in the legal system to send upstanding citizens from other states to jail is not going to over well politically in a state that's basically broke.
I have not been to NYC in years, although I was born just outside in Nassau county and spent my childhood in Queens. Now, I have another good reason not to go. It is time that gun owners and those that care about 2A and the Constiution launch a serious effort to boycott NYC. I can’t think of a better reason.
New York hasssss a long history of treason, going all the way baack to the Revolutionary War when a sizable proportion of the citizens were loyal Royalists. Many still prefer being subjects rather than citizens.
Boycott New York!
New Jersey does not have any provision for the 2nd Amendment in it's constitution, either. Technically, all firearms are illegal in NJ, unless the owner meets certain exemptions. It's a total farce, but the cities in NJ keep electing these scumbags into the legislature that support this crap, and the governor is not the slightest bit motivated to move NJ towards right to carry.
“.....and the governor is not the slightest bit motivated to move NJ towards right to carry.”
That would be none other than Chris Christie, (R)ino.
Thanks for the history lesson - I wondered how they could be their own country and not abide by Federal Laws.
That doesn't matter. Unlike most of the Bill of Rights, which does NOT apply to the States, the Second Amendment specifically mentions States and makes it clear tha the right in question belongs to the People and may not be infringed, even by a State.
If a law abiding citizen tries to check a legally registered firearm he will immediately be arrested.
Notice the Civil Liberties types and the Democrats think this is great.
I have been back once, for my mother's funeral.
Here is the very first part of the 1947 NJ Constitution, now in force (if only the judges and regulators could read and understand ordinary language).
1. All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain natural and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.
Note the right to defend life and liberty, and of protecting property, and obtaining safety. By my count, that shows that three time within the single, lone sentence of this article, the right to self-defense and protection is emphasized.
It is difficult to imagine anything clearer than this. Certainly the NJ gun laws are not at all in the spirit of the state constitution.
Well what would you expect in a city where the overwhelming majority is composed of fudge-packing, baby-killing, Islam-loving, Christian-hating, Obama-voting commie bastards?