Another citizens trying to do what is right — arrested in New York City

Russ Steele

Reminded of another recent incident where a citizen was trying to follow federal law and was arrested for compliance, here is yet again another incident where an unsuspecting citizen is snared by the New York Police.  Details in the New York Post

A tourist from Tennessee waltzed into one of the most secure sites in the city — and politely asked a cop if she could check her weapon.

Instead, she was dragged out in cuffs.

Now, Meredith Graves, 39, is facing at least three years in prison for thinking New York’s gun laws are anything like those in the Bible Belt.

Graves, a fourth-year medical student, showed up at the 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?”

The guard told her that she was in luck because of “law enforcement day” — and led her to another area.

When she got to that section, she asked another cop, “We have this gun — can we check it in here? We [my husband and I] are not law-enforcement.”

That’s when she was arrested.

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. She is due in court on March 19. 

Read more HERE.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to Another citizens trying to do what is right — arrested in New York City

  1. Bob W says:

    New York’s gun ban may not stop them from shooting themselves in the foot in these cases.

  2. Sean says:

    The gun ban in American cities pales in comparison to what is happening in England where a guy got arrested and charge with a crime for turning a gun in that he found thrown into his back yard. The crime carried a mandatory 5 year sentence

    http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/Ex-soldier-faces-jail-handing-gun/story-12659234-detail/story.html

    That link is from the original story that was published just over two years ago and there has since been a resolution that resulted in a 12 month suspended sentence.

    http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/GUN-SOLDIER-WALKS-FREE-COURT/story-12664247-detail/story.html

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