Thursday, December 29, 2011

NYC a Destination? Why??

It's not that you'll be doing something as HORRIFYING as this girl did...

Graves, a fourth-year medical student, showed up at the [9/11] memorial on Dec. 22 to pay her respects during a trip north for a job interview.

She didn’t realize that the loaded .32-caliber pistol in her purse would be a problem until she saw a sign at the site that read, “No guns allowed,” sources said.

“She remembered she had the gun on her,” a source said. She walked up to a security guard and said, “I have this gun. Where can I check it?

Ya'd think--given that she VOLUNTEERED the info on her weapon, that the DA.......


Graves, who has a full legal carry permit in Tennessee, was locked up on a weapons-possession charge and held on $2,000 bond that she posted yesterday. … The Manhattan DA’s Office is pursuing a conviction on felony gun possession — carrying a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years.

Bloomberg can go f(*& himself before I drop another $3K to visit NYC.

HT:  MoonBattery


Grim said...

She should go home, and Tennessee should refuse to extradite on the grounds that NY is illegitimately using the law to violate her constitutional rights. We can pass the hat to get her two grand back.

Jim said...

If I were a gun-carrier and I were traveling to another state or city, I sure as hell would check on the state and local ordinances before traveling.

Dad29 said...

Just like you'd read up on 'right-turn-on-red' laws, hey?

Or whether you must carry proof-of-insurance in your car?

I'll grant you that it's a Woulda/Coulda/Shoulda situation: she should have checked, and the NRA provides a comprehensive state-by-state analysis on its website.

Having said that, I still think NYC is being a dick.

Jim said...

Um, carrying a concealed pistol is not turning right on red or proof of insurance.

That said, the NYC DA's Office should be convicting criminals, not hassling tourists.

Amy said...

Why? The carrying a concealed pistol by a law-abiding citizen is no more violent or dangerous than turning on a red light (and probably more safe!).

Anonymous said...

there are different laws in various states and local gov't bodies, federalism, subsidiarity and all that. A TN state gun-permit is not some sort of universal golden ticket.

Also I am surprsied that a med. student could be this obtuse. Of course NYC is going to have stricter gun laws than TN.

Dan said...

The charges will probably be dismissed or reduced because she volunteered the info without anyone asking.
But just rememberf what happened to Plaxico Burress, the footbally player- he spent about a year in jail for the gun violation and he shot himself.
The med student was wrong to assume that all gun laws are the same, just like different states have different standards to become a doctor.