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 ...
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.
Read more: Mark Meckler, tea party leader, arrested with gun - Tim Mak - POLITICO.comMeckler, who had been in New York since Sunday, allegedly told authorities that he carries the gun because he gets threats.
Umm, I think the heat under the pot is going to get turned up high.
The only common sense gun legislation was written about 224 years ago.
I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
According to the Politico article, he was in New York since Sunday. Looks like he is in it deep.
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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"If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
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.
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.
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.
"I got a lot of problems with you people!" - Frank Costanza
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.
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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