After a spate of high profile arrests of unsuspecting out-of-towners about a year ago who somehow hadn’t gotten the word that the five boroughs aren’t particularly accommodating when it comes to Second Amendment rights, things seemed to settle down for a while. Bloomberg’s Army went back to their usual business of shooting bystanders, arresting home invasion victims and adding to their stock of heavy weaponry. Until, that is, boxer Robert Guerrero decided he deserved a birthday trip to Las Vegas after promoting an upcoming flight in the Big Apple . . .
So, he approached the Delta ticket counter to check in and declare the gat that was unloaded and packed in his luggage. Big mistake. The dutiful Delta agent — probably after charging him $25 for the checked bag — dropped a dime on the champ who was arrested on four weapons charges (the gun’s registered in California).
He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and three counts stemming three high capacity unloaded magazines he was carrying at the time.
We’re sure he’ll want to send Governor Cuomo a thank-you note, too. Under the provisions of the new SAFE Act (that’s so dramatically reduced Empire State crime already) Guerrero’s facing felonies rather than misdemeanors.
‘If a passenger chooses to travel with a weapon, they should first acquaint themselves with the weapon laws of the jurisdiction that they are visiting and comply with any and all legal requirements,’ Queens DA Richard Brown told WNBC-TV.
Good advice. Or gun owners could just avoid New York altogether.