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Peaceable Journey

Federal gun laws aren’t valid in NY:

A man was arrested Saturday at John F. Kennedy International Airport after checking a loaded rifle and three other illegal weapons, according to a Port Authority spokesperson.

Keenan Draughon of Clarksville, Tennessee, was arrested after he checked two handguns, two defaced rifles and two unloaded high-capacity magazines, according to Port Authority spokesperson Joseph Pentangelo.

And by “defaced”, they mean painted. This is stupid on a sandwich.

I’m guessing some lawyer could go after this on safe passage laws.

12 Responses to “Peaceable Journey”

  1. Stan Says:

    I read the comments, why did I read the comments. Sumdood straight up asserted that the ban on colored guns is what caused the murder rate in NYC to drop.

  2. Tango Says:

    Revell v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says this is undecided. The charges were eventually dropped, but it took a long time and lots of money, but they still believe they were right.

    Mr. Revell traveling to PA via that airport had a flight get cancelled. Last flight of the night. Stayed in a Hotel room and checked in bright and early the next day for the next leg of his flight. The friendly NJ airport had him arrested when he tried to check the firearms in again. They stated FOPA didn’t apply because the firearms were in his possession. They DID NOT LOSE this case. They dropped the charges, but I do not know why. Mr. Revell was also denied the right to sue the Port Authority by SCOTUS without comment.

    http://www.volokh.com/2010/03/30/unexpected-flight-delay-hotel-stay-criminal-prosecution-for-gun-possession/

  3. Robert Says:

    Which you should, if traveling with firearms, and for any reason get laid over in NY or any other state that is outside the boundaries of the free USA, do NOT pick up your firearms. Leave the airport and then go back when your flight is scheduled, take the flight and report them as lost when you reach your destination. Have them shipped overnight to a FFL there.

  4. Wade Says:

    Waiting patiently for the stories of the “pro-gun rank and file” NY police who resigned in protest or who attempted to stop the unlawful arrest. They’ll probably come out about the same time as the stories of the officers who refused to violate the 4th Amendment with the “stop-and-frisk” program.

  5. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner Says:

    A “loaded” rifle?

  6. NAME REDACTED Says:

    It doesn’t matter. They will eventually drop the charges after you spend tens of thousands of dollars and lose your job.
    Its mainly just a form of harassment. He is lucky he didn’t get beaten up.

    It happens even in “conservative” states. Heck, a friend of mine in Texas just had ribs broken by DPS troopers when he broke no law.

  7. Bryan S. Says:

    That purple rifle looks a lot like a bluegun.

  8. chris Says:

    This reminds me a lot of the part of “Unintended Consequences” in which Ray returns from Africa through either JFK or LaGuardia Airports.

  9. Sigivald Says:

    The rifle painted purple was considered to be illegally defaced. The black shotgun is legal to possess.

    I agree with Bryan S – I don’t think that purple thing is even a firearm. (It looks AK-ish, but lacks everything an AK would have visible on the side of the receiver, for one thing.)

    And that “shotgun” doesn’t look like a shotgun. It’s a farkin’ Hi-Point carbine.

    And the “silver rifle” is … a pistol. No shoulder stock. And appears to have a filled magazine well; I suspect it’s not a gun either.

    Everything in the description is wrong.

  10. Samuel Suggs Says:

    Sigivald Its a mechanically unrelated .22 LR replica with some serious issues. I doubt its still fully functional. I wonder which one was loaded?

  11. Bill Says:

    @Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner:

    In NY a weapon is considered loaded if the ammunition is within reach, in the same case, bag, etc.

  12. Sigivald Says:

    Samuel: Which it? The purple thing? The silver one? The thing I thought was a Hi-Point?

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