Skip to comments.TENNESSEE: Blount County nurse gets no jail time for NYC gun charge
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT by SmithL
A Blount County woman arrested on a gun possession charge while visiting New York City has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, according to the Associated Press.
Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Louisville, was spared jail time under the plea deal.
She pleaded guilty Monday to criminal possession of a weapon, according to the AP.
Charged with felony gun possession, Graves posted a $2,000 bond and faced a minimum sentence of 3½ years in prison after reportedly requesting to check her loaded, .32-caliber handgun with police at the World Trade Center Memorial on Dec. 22.
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what was she thinking? noone ‘forgets’ that they have a
handgun with them.
glad they cut her a break, but a nationwide right to carry law would do away with these islands of insanity.
Why was she even charged? Yet another reason why any enema of the east coast should have the tip inserted in NYC.
It looks like Gov Haslam’s threats of $10,000 fines and jail time for any infraction of TN law no matter how minor by any New Yorker caught in his state worked.
Her first mistake
She was allowed to plead to a misdemeanor and a $200 fine.
For her sake, I’m glad she walked on a misdemeanor and I don’t think it will have any effect on her rights or her carry permit here in TN. I do wonder, though, if this could set up an “equal protection” argument against NYC’s enforcement of their corrupt and repressive gun laws?
visiting New York City
Her first mistake
Yep, put New Jersey, Illinois, and Massachusetts on the list as well as a few more states.
Hope it doesn't affect her, but Im not sure how the Biden gun control law will affect her now.
I do wonder, though, if this could set up an equal protection argument against NYCs enforcement of their corrupt and repressive gun laws?
Need a lawyer to answer that one.
She DEFINITELY looks “Not Guilty” to me!!
Would you please provide more information about this.
RI, MD, DE. I think it's a toss up as to which state has the most repressive gun laws, NY or MA. Both suck.
If politicians pass enough laws every good citizen becomes a bad criminal. This woman never should have been charged.
“She DEFINITELY looks Not Guilty to me!!”
Yeah, fancy that a thin nurse! Just in the local ER with a relative. 90% of the nurses waddled! Someone explain to me how you can be a “healthcare professional” and look like one of the Tons of Fun!
They were not messing around with these liberals:
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you don't have a concealed carry license.
So does my wife.
A person with a concealed carry becomes so comfortable that you do in fact forget it's there.
When you perceive danger you immediately remember you have a weapon and it's quite comforting. Otherwise the familiarity of the weight of the weapon is such an everyday thing you don't give it a second thought.
It is quite possible to forget you have a weapon, because you don't fear it or feel uncomfortable about being armed.
I have often walked into 'restricted' places armed, not even thinking about my weapon. There is a sudden realization 'Uh oh!' that I imagine this woman felt. The mistake is then trying to talk to someone about your 'Uh oh' moment.
Just roll with it (the weapon IS concealed!) or leave, but never tell on yourself.
You are out on a limb. I do have a CPW (WA).
I don’t forget for a minute that I have it with me,
and neither should anyone else.
Insanity is the problem. I read somewhere that about 75% of New York City dwellers are certifiable nut jobs.
Anyway, if you've carried a while you've performed an 'oops' and you know what I'm talking about.
Otherwise, you're simply too uptight to be carrying because your nervousness gives you away.
"Section 131L. (a) It shall be unlawful to store or keep any firearm, rifle or shotgun including, but not limited to, large capacity weapons, or machine gun in any place unless such weapon is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render such weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user. For purposes of this section, such weapon shall not be deemed stored or kept if carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user."
The fine for violations: $500- $10,000 and 1 to 10 years in prison.
I kid you not.
In my state, the gun laws fit on one page and there's not much that's prohibited (the way it ought to be).
you sure like to sling the aspersions today doncha?
If you read the whole story, you will see she tried to be a good citizen by going over to a security guard and asking if she could check her gun in after seeing the no guns allowed sign. The security guard could have secured the weapon for her instead of treating her like a threat.
Thin-skinned folks are especially unsuited to carry.
Ha! Maybe you should be a good boy turn yourself in...
It says it was with her in New York inadvertently which is not be default “forgetting”
But if you're a career criminal or illegal immigrant... it's party time, baby!!
I lived there a couple years and couldn't wait to get out.
No, you are wrong. Less than 6,599,999, and one a-h living outside of it. And actually MANY less than 6,599,999, as I know many decent folks... we're just outnumbered.
File in the idiocy of labeling everybody the same department.
Does the misdemeanor gun conviction now bar her from gun ownership or use?
The statists have passed lots of gotcha laws .
FU...2A trumps your NYC nonsense.
I’ve been around a long time. I’m divorced 11 years after being married 19. My record goes back to the 1970’s. I am STILL batting 1.000 with nurses!!!!! Just makes me smile!!
I think your post proved my point.
I don't know. I remember some controversy about it, but not the outcome.
I've carried since the 70s and don't fell dressed without at least one gun.
There are multiple guns in my vehicle, and I sometimes forget that they are in the vehicle.
I've got to be careful when I travel to certain states so that I'll know whether or not I choose to break the law or it happens by accident.
So my S & W 357 magnum, loaded, and sitting beside my speed loader, in my bed stand drawer, and my 12 gauge shotgun, loaded with 00 Buckshot, would be unlawful?
Yes. As would my two loaded pistols in the quick-access draw safe next to my bed and the shotgun behind the closet door. Which is one of many reasons not to live in Massachusetts. They don't want anyone but cops and criminals capable of self-defense.
Thanks for the update.
Took bad she felt she had to plea guilty to such a cr@p charge.
She was allowed to plead to a misdemeanor and a $200 fine
Some heavy irony with this fine and plea.
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