First SAFE act charges filed in New York

The police pulled someone over because he had "an inadequate light on his license plate".  He had a handgun in his car with him, though, and the magazine had 9 rather than 7 rounds.  The handgun itself was legally possessed -- meaning, in New York State, that he had a license to own it and was either heading to or from a gun store or shooting range, or had an endorsement to carry the firearm on his license.

But they charged him with having two bullets too many anyway.

Oh, and the police officers?  They were probably carrying Glock handguns with a magazine capacity of 15-19 rounds, violating the same law because the SAFE act was passed without an exception for law enforcement.

Hat tip to MArooned.

This entry was published Wed May 15 00:11:27 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-05-15 00:11:27.0. [Tweet]

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