Ex-Marine rips NYC’s ‘illogical’ gun law.

Getting prosecuted under New York’s gun laws is a nonsensical…

Getting prosecuted under New York’s gun laws is a nonsensical crapshoot, where gangsters get their cases expunged and thugs can turn in illegal weapons for $200 — but a weapon that’s legally registered elsewhere can brand a citizen as a criminal for life.

That’s the view of a retired Marine who is facing criminal charges after unwittingly trying to check his Indiana-registered handgun at the Empire State building, according to the latest court filings in the case.

Prosecutors have offered Ryan Jerome a no-jail misdemeanor plea deal in apparent recognition of the special circumstances of his case.

That’s opposed to the mandatory 3 1/2 years behind bars he could have gotten under a strict interpretation of New York’s gun-possession laws, which make it illegal to carry any gun that isn’t specifically registered in this state.

But in a letter filed with the Manhattan DA’s Office by his lawyer yesterday, the ex-Leatherneck asks that his charges should be dropped entirely.

Read the letter here.

Source: Laura Italiano for the N.Y. Post.

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  • GW

    Give em hell Devil Dog!

  • GYMMY

    @TexasDoubleTap: AMEN Brother! Spot on.

  • TexasDoubleTap

    Point made! New York, Illinois, New Jersey and other like minded states feel that it is perfectly alright to wipe their rear ends with the 2nd amendment and the Constitution with which this “FREE” country was founded. I wish the legislators in these states would cut out the BS and just come forth and say what they really want to say: “Law abiding citizens have absolutely NO right to protect themselves from bodily harm brought upon by an attacker, and if their life is in imminent danger then their only option is to wait for the authorities to come render aid”. Of course statistics tell the story about how these types of attacks usually play out with the attacker inflicting serious injury and very possible death on the victim, while the cops show up ready to go 7-10 minutes TOO LATE!!! Ever hear the saying: “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away”? There is a lot of truth to that saying, but how could you ever expect some dipsh*t politician who has their own security and protection taken care of, to ever give a sh*t about the common man/woman’s rights for self-defense via a firearm. It’s like trying to reason with these politicians who claim to have all the answers to the Healthcare problem, but the funny thing is that those a**holes never worry a day in their life about healthcare or medical bills so how can they possibly understand someone who does? The simple fact is that there are people who will willingly take your property, whether they have to shoot you or not, and if you expect law abiding citizens to just stand there and do nothing, well my friend you have lost all sight of what America is all about. This country certainly was not forged by a bunch of gutless cowards who would just stand there and allow their property and honor to be violated. So these politicians need to get their sh*t together and start remembering what this country is about. Guns have always, and will always be a part of this country and if it is such a problem for certain people then leave, plain and simple. After all, there is a reason this is AMERICA and not a territory of the UK. We didn’t kick the oppositions a** and make this land America by sending them hugs, kisses, and fairy dust. YES, guns are dangerous and have the capacity to take a life, but so do butter knives and I guarantee you that if next week there was a string of butter knife murders we would not be writing legislation to outlaw butter knives. People (including politicians) who have never owned or even operated a weapon and have no knowledge of weapons, have absolutely no business writing policy on weapons and talking like they do know weapons. In the case of Jerome, give me a break ok? The man served our country and put his a** on the line in the Marine Corps. He’s a registered owner with no criminal record and has been deemed competent enough by the state of Indiana to carry a firearm. What more do you want from someone? DROP THE CHARGES ALREADY and stop making an embarrassment out of the state of NY. I’ll put it this way, if I ever want to engulf my life in fashion and a bunch of BS that means nothing, then maybe I’ll take a trip to NY. Until then, I’ll stay in Texas where we treat people with respect and dignity, but won’t hesitate to shoot someone’s a** if they are trying to STEAL property and inflict bodily harm on innocent people. We respect law enforcement tremendously for all their efforts, but down here we WILL NOT wait to take action. So NY, grow a pair and let that man go with dropped charges. Best regards.