Having seen Graves’ mother-in-law quoted in Murdoch’s Post about the need for Second Amendment reciprocity, and knowing the House of Representatives already passed such a bill earlier this year, and knowing said bill will die in the Senate, I’m starting to suspect this case is one of those ginned up by groups like the ACLJ or Alliance Defense Fund, conservative, right-wing Christian versions of the ACLU.
The point being: take it to the courts, where hopefully some wackadoodle Bush appointeee with a law degree from Regent University or Patrick Henry State or whatever will start the ball rolling. Let the games begin.
Dear Tennesseans: please stop embarrassing us and stay home. Just because wingnuts in our state legislature have made it acceptable to carry your gun everywhere in the state, that doesn’t mean the rest of the country has taken leave of its senses:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tourist from Tennessee was arrested after she brought a loaded handgun to the National September 11 Memorial in her handbag, and she could face a possible prison term, authorities said on Thursday.
Meredith Graves, 39, was trying to visit the New York City memorial on December 22 but was arrested when she told security officers that she had a gun, apparently thinking she could check it for safekeeping, authorities said.
Graves told officers at the memorial that she had a permit to carry the concealed .32-caliber handgun in Tennessee, but such permits are not valid in New York, police said.
She was arraigned this week on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said.
If convicted, Graves could face a sentence of 3-1/2 to 15 years in prison. She was released on $2,000 bail, the district attorney’s office said, adding that she was being represented by attorneys with the Legal Aid Society, which did not respond to requests for comment on Thursday.
I’m sure the NRA will be representing her now that this has hit the newswires.
Seriously, I thought CCW holders were all so thoroughly well-versed in the law? I mean, how stupid do you have to be to think you can carry a weapon across state lines?
Hope she gets the book thrown at her for being so incredibly stupid.