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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ex-Marine From Indiana Takes Deal on Gun Charge


“Mr. Jerome, who was arrested on a felony charge after trying to check his pistol with security guards, had resisted for months the offer he eventually accepted in a standoff with the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. . . .

The case came to light in January as part of what appeared to be a spate of people with permits to carry weapons in other states being arrested on weapon-possession charges in the city. While some states accept carry permits from elsewhere, New York does not.

Meredith Graves, a nurse from Tennessee, was arrested in December after she tried to check her .32-caliber pistol at the National September 11 Memorial. . . .

Mark J. Meckler, a Tea Party leader, was arrested at La Guardia Airport that same month after he presented a locked gun box to a Delta Air Lines ticketing agent.” (New York Times)

 

Good thing the law protected the rest of us from people trying to . . . voluntarily check their legally-obtained weapons.

FEE Timely Classic

The Seen and Unseen in Gun Control” by Sheldon Richman