2017-08-08 17:10:15 UTC
Stossel: NYC Government Traumatizes Gun Owners
New York City arrests people who travel with guns–even when they notify and
follow all TSA rules and have a valid gun license from their home state.
John Stossel & Maxim Lott | August 8, 2017
If you have a gun, don't fly out of New York with it! Almost every week, New
York City arrests someone who brings a gun to the airport–even when the
person has a gun license from their state, notifies authorities about the
gun and follows TSA procedures for flying with it. John Stossel interviews
people who were arrested and confronts the assistant district attorney who
In its battle against guns, New York City traumatizes law-abiding gun owners
who pass through New York and its airports with guns. One man was even
arrested for traveling with an empty magazine.
Bills have been filed in both chambers of Congress to make gun permits valid
in all states, which would prevent cases like these.
Stossel interviews Patricia Jordan and Avi Wolf, who were arrested at the
airport. Patricia had tried to declare her gun, which was unloaded and in a
TSA-approved case. Avi was trying to declare an empty gun
magazine–essentially a piece of metal with a spring in it.
For their effort they spent a day in jail. They were threatened with three
years and six months in jail–the mandatory minimum for having a gun in New
York. They spent months worrying about how to beat the charge. Each spent
more than $15,000 in legal bills.
Eventually the government let them off with a violation–"public disorder."
Stossel says: Give me a break. He confronts the Queens District Attorney's
office that prosecutes such cases.
Produced by Maxim Lott. Edited by Joshua Swain.
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