Tea Party Leader Arrested After Attempting to Check in With Gun at Airport

This is a discussion on Tea Party Leader Arrested After Attempting to Check in With Gun at Airport within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Hopyard If he picked up his bag and took possession of the gun, he was in the wrong. That The would only ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    If he picked up his bag and took possession of the gun, he was in the wrong. That
    The would only be true if is gun was illegal at his final destination from California. If his gun was legal where he stayed/visited, he should be good to go. Ny and NJ are int he wrong and need to be brought to heel.
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    I read the article, and it seems that the gentleman was in full compliance of federal regulations. It appears that the law enforcement in NY is once again overstepping their authority.

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    This is easy. I never go to NY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    I read the article, and it seems that the gentleman was in full compliance of federal regulations. It appears that the law enforcement in NY is once again overstepping their authority.
    uh huh, and looking for an excuse to make a Tea Party leader look bad.

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    Meckler, who had been in New York since Sunday, allegedly told authorities that he carries the gun because he gets threats.
    Read more: Mark Meckler, tea party leader, arrested with gun - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com

    Umm, I think the heat under the pot is going to get turned up high.
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    According to the Politico article, he was in New York since Sunday. Looks like he is in it deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    I read the article, and it seems that the gentleman was in full compliance of federal regulations. It appears that the law enforcement in NY is once again overstepping their authority.
    wrong, he was not in transit, he had stayed in NYC and was returning to CA, this is a violation of NY law and is not protected by FOPA
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    Simple POSSESSION of a handgun is ILLEGAL in NY unless you have a NY permit.

    NY does not recognize ANY other permits.
    NY does not ISSUE permits to NoN-residents.

    In NY a firearm is considered loaded if you POSSESS both the firearm and ammunition ( and both are acessible to you )

    The instant his feet hit NY soil and he had control of a Handgun HE WAS TOAST!!!
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    It is definitely not a fair application of law in which a particular act in one state is a felony, but the same exact thing in another state like Arizona isn't even a crime at all.

    Once you are branded a felon by just one state, your name goes on a national list that will ban you from firearm possession in any of the 50 states. The way I see it, one should only be a "felon" in the state that branded the person with the term. If one is going to be on a "felon" list for nationwide purposes, there should be a nationwide standard for defining what crimes are considered felonies.

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    If you spend a minute reading the Congressman Young letter, it explains that as long as you are legal from where you started and where you are going you are legal. It allows me to leave my house in Long Island and drive directly to the airport with my firearm unloaded and go directly to the counter to declare an unloaded firearm. I am good to go. There are a dozen post about this.

    If he was were in CT and jumped in the car and headed to JFK airport and was headed to back to Cali where he was legal. Good to Go. But spending several days in NYC. He has a problem. Most NYC juries have been coming back with a Not Guilty but one never knows. To all the nay sayers do you see where HR 8200 would help.

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    It has been ruled in the past that FOPA doesn't cover hotel stays as that allows access to the weapon, it needs to be an uninterrupted trip to/from the airport. But that is for a jury to decide at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protek View Post
    uh huh, and looking for an excuse to make a Tea Party leader look bad.
    Actually, I don't think NY is going out of its way to persecute him for his affiliation...

    They persecute every out-of-state gun owner the sme way. And some of the residents...

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    Another good example ,,,, why we need National Carry.
    Illinois, California, New York & New Jersey are terrible,,,
    I will not go there at all unless it is COMPLETELY NECESSARY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It sounds like he will end up with a felony which can cost him his firearms and California Concealed license
    I doubt it, because he has money. Now, if it was one of us.....

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    I wonder if his lawyers will seek a simple fine or file a lawsuit challenging the legality of NYC firearms laws?

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