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Ralph
08-03-2004, 12:54 PM
I just found out that the DA in Albany as well as the DA in Buffalo have issued orders that anyone with a handgun in their baggage going through those airports be arrested, unless they have a NY concealed carry license. This includes items packed in accord with FAA regs in declared checked through baggage. Rifles and shotguns I guess are okay.

One day one of these morons is going to tag the wrong guy and we will have a Supreme Court case involving the "full faith & credit" clause as it applies to the Second Amendment and state issued carry licenses.

Unless you are that guy, and want to risk having your handgun confiscated - BE WARNED.

Randy
08-04-2004, 07:36 PM
Hi guys,

In addition to the handgun issue in NY AND NJ - I just read an update from SCI, both states have prohibited cased, locked long guns in the airports. Hunters heading overseas or other destinations have to go out of state to fly. Currently SCI and NRA are at work to get this mess reversed. So be sure to check the latest airport regs. if you're flying to your hunting destination this fall.

Ralph
07-05-2005, 10:35 AM
As an update to this old thread:

Alan Henderson, an 11-year veteran NBA player, was arraigned Sunday
on charges stemming from his allegedly having an illegal firearm at
Kennedy Airport, authorities said.

Henderson, 32, a forward/center for the Dallas Mavericks, was
released without bail after appearing before Judge Joseph Grosso in
Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens.

Authorities said Henderson, who has spent all but two years of his
career with the Atlanta Hawks, ran afoul of the law while trying to
board an outgoing flight at the JetBlue terminal about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

"He had this thing in his luggage and when the screeners went through
it and found it in a box ... they notified Port Authority police and
he was detained," a law enforcement source said. "This happens all
the time. People come from with guns with permits and when they come
to New York, they don't realize their permit's no good here."

It was not immediately known where Henderson was intending to fly,
what kind of weapon he was traveling with and which state he lives in.

Henderson was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a
weapon and, if convicted, faces up to 15 years in prison.

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Henderson is probably as much a threat to the safety and security of New Yorkers as your pet poodle, but so it is.

The state assembly also passed a couple of nonsense bills banning any gun .50 and larger - including shotguns and muzzle-loaders. No action was taken on these by the more sensible senate, so it is a dead issue for the moment. However, idiots don't stop being idiots just because the legislature is not in session, so, no doubt, it will resurface.