This is what happens when someone tries to do the right thing…
*City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., D-Queens, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, personally asked Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office not to push for the 3 1/2-year minimum sentence for Meredith Graves, 39, the New York Post reports.
“By prosecuting this woman and seeking 3 1/2 years of jail, we are shooting our own [gun-control] efforts in the foot and giving the rest of the country ammunition,” Vallone said.
Graves had a .32-caliber Kel-Tec handgun in her purse when she went to the memorial on Dec. 22 and tried to check it with a cop after she saw a sign reading “No Guns.”
Vallone cited a recently passed House bill that would allow people to carry registered guns between all states regardless of local laws.
“Clearly, the laws are too strict here, but that’s something we need to work out for ourselves without honoring licenses to carry guns in states where felons can carry them” he said.*
First, Mr. Vallone…IN WHAT FRACKING UNIVERSE DO THE TN LAWS, OR ANY OTHER STATE LAWS, ALLOW FELONS TO CARRY GUNS????
This is what Vallone thinks of the other 49 states in the Union…that NY is the only sensible one, and every other state is full of cousin-humping rednecks who have done jail time and have rap sheets a mile long, and those other states give out carry permits at the same time as they print the Certificate of Live Birth at the hospital when they are born.
I got news for the NY City Council dolts, and for Bloomy…if you prosecute this gal and give her anything more than a suspended sentence, you WILL make her the martyr and poster child of the NRA. You will personally guarantee that HR822 gets passed and gets signed into law by Obama.
We need mandatory reciprocity. HR822 must be passed now.