First New Yorker charged under new gun law

First New Yorker charged under new gun law

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    First New Yorker charged under new gun law

    He is being charged under the new "safe act".

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    Poor guy. I hope the NYSSC throws out the new law on general principal.
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    My feeling is that the Safe Act will be struck down, but in the meantime many more people will be charged with violating some part of it or another.

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    I think this is running elsewhere here. The buyer told the seller he was a felon. The accused sold the gun anyway.
    The new NY law charges were window dressing on top of the other felonies that were allegedly being
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    We need to begin seeing "jury nullification" with any and all of these cases.
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    a felony for the first gun before the safe act and a misdemeanor for the second under the safe act so the law got softer on gun crime.... reducing it to a misdemeanor? makes no sense to me. ...

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    well according to what i read, since he sold the ar 10 to an un athorized person, the cop should be charged too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I think this is running elsewhere here. The buyer told the seller he was a felon. The accused sold the gun anyway.
    The new NY law charges were window dressing on top of the other felonies that were allegedly being
    committed.
    I'm not defending the guy - aside from the law being absurd. But if the undercover officer wasn't (and couldn't be) a felon, there is no way the charges could stand in court of selling to a felon.

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    The law is the law they elected their law makers they wanted it they got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightweb View Post
    a felony for the first gun before the safe act and a misdemeanor for the second under the safe act so the law got softer on gun crime.... reducing it to a misdemeanor? makes no sense to me. ...
    No, it said 2 felony charges and the new NY misdemeanor; charges added no doubt to leave room for some
    sort of plea deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    No, it said 2 felony charges and the new NY misdemeanor; charges added no doubt to leave room for some
    sort of plea deal.
    uhm... not the article that was linked i went back and reread it relevant part posted below 1 felony 1 misdemeanor.

    "Wassell allegedly first sold an illegal DelTon DTI-15 assault rifle to an undercover officer in January. Investigators say because the rifle was outfitted with additional features including a pistol grip, a telescoping butt stock, and a bayonet mount, it is classified as an illegal assault weapon under the penal law. For that alleged sale, Wassell is charged with felony criminal sale of an illegal weapon.

    In the second alleged sale, investigators say Wassell sold an undercover officer an Armalite AR-10 Magnum Semiautomatic Rifle in February, in violation of the then recently passed NY SAFE Act, which made illegal the transfer, sale, exchange and disposal of an assault weapon to a person unauthorized to possess such a weapon. Wassell is facing a misdemeanor for the alleged violation of the NY SAFE Act."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotus222 View Post
    I'm not defending the guy - aside from the law being absurd. But if the undercover officer wasn't (and couldn't be) a felon, there is no way the charges could stand in court of selling to a felon.
    Hope he gets a jury that pays attention to the law and what he is being charged with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WINTEJER000 View Post
    well according to what i read, since he sold the ar 10 to an un athorized person, the cop should be charged too.
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. If the cop was unauthorized to buy a gun, there's something very wrong. I would almost guess that the cop told the seller he was unauthorized and the guy sold it to him anyway, so he is being charged with selling to an unauthorized person. That charge may or may not stick.

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