Skip to comments.Gregory Dean Jr., of Hopewell Junction, charged with gun magazine violation (NY)
Posted on 05/14/2013 3:11:47 PM PDT by neverdem
ALBANY - State police have charged a 31-year-old Dutchess County driver with a misdemeanor after he was pulled over and found with two more bullets in his handgun magazine than allowed under New York's new gun control law.
Gregory Dean Jr. of Hopewell Junction was stopped for an inadequate light on his license plate about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in New Lebanon, troopers said...
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I hope they crucify the criminal!
The vast majority of NYS Troopers would have felt right at home in the gestapo.
By and large they are a bunch of power hungry bullies with the power of the law (even if it is unconstitutional) behind them.
I trust this man is smart enough to demand a jury trial. Jury nullification is a NY citizen’s only solution until our mafia connected governor starts swimming with the fishes.
When do you get pulled over for the light above your license plate being out?
I suggest police saw something that identified him as a gun owner, they ran his plates and when it showed he had a CVW, they pulled him over to “check” his firearm.
We here in New Jersey could not erect such a sign on our border. We are just as burdened as New York is. We even have an over weight rino to contend with. He is not quite as bad as Cuomo but that ain’t saying much.
They will also pull you over in New Jersey for a faulty plate light.
“””When do you get pulled over for the light above your license plate being out?””
It is a common fundraising technique here in Minneapolis.
Just another ridiculous excuse to pull you over to write even more tickets. I don’t call them cops, I call them revenue collectors.
Cops are revenuers.
The vast majority of NYS Troopers would have felt right at home in the gestapo!
Ditto that for New Jersey!.
I also believe that but I think you have the sequence slightly out of order. They probably used the Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Scanning System. What probably happened is the police pulled in behind him, scanned him and voila’ his license info came up with a CCW attached then they stopped him and went fishing.
So can a gun owner in NY have a round in the chamber and seven in the Mag and be legal?
I don’t know for sure, but I believe the limit is on magazines.
I think of stories like this when idiots like Hannity proclaim they “support law enforcement”.
If you are pulled over, they generally don’t have the right to search the vehicle. Do gun owners have to disclose that they have a weapon in the car after a traffic stop, and does the existence of a weapon by someone who has a permit grounds to seize and search the weapon for excess bullets? If so, it would seem to eliminate the 4th amendment for gun owners.
I got pulled for having my license plate light out in Texas a couple of years ago. Handed the trooper my license and registration, he flashed his light around my minivan for a few seconds, wrote me a warning ticket and sent me on my way. It was at a ‘trap’ with multiple police cars pulling people for whatever excuse they could come up with. They were right - my light was out, and I fixed it when I got home. I found the trooper quite polite and professional - but I was a middle-aged white guy in an old minivan with my wife.
I've a Greek friend....and he wonders all the time...why we are going down the same road his country has gone down...........
I have not been pulled over in a long long time but I do know that they will observe the interior of your car for suspicious items. It seems to me that if they want to find some pretense to go further they will. Especially the state troopers.
As far as firearms go I do not have a carry permit. They are not easy to get. I have not needed one. When I travel to my friends house to use my shotgun I keep it in the trunk with the shells in the car.
I live in westen N.J. & we are different from the rest of the state. We have a gun culture here & local police do not bother us. We shoot on my friends property. Noone bothers us
because gunfire is a common occurance.
Gregory Dean charged. David Gregory not charged.
Observing the interior is fine under current law, although I think it can also be abused. My question had to do with what the requirements are for someone who has a gun somewhere that is not visible who gets pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. Do they have to disclose the gun if asked? If not, do they refuse to speak, and then the cop gets pissed and hassles you even more? If you do tell them you have one, does the traffic stop allow them to check it out?
I am sorry but I do not have enough knowledge of the law to give you an answer. I do know that if I did have a gun & was stopped I would tell the cop. They would get very pissed & would hassle you if they found it. Especially the Troopers. There have been quite a number of them killed by illegal guns & therefore they are very testy.
Sorry I don’t have a better answer.
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