NY Knicks’ Raymond Felton Arrested for Possession of FN 5.7 After His Wife Turned Him In
I would think it’s pretty common knowledge by now that gun owners should stay the hell away from the anti-gun capitol of the US, New York City. Mere unlicensed possession of a gun there is a serious offense that could lead to very real jail time.
It seems the latest victim of the city’s overly strict gun laws is New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton.
Felton was arrested for illegally possessing a handgun within city limits. The firearm in question is an FNH 5.7. Of course, the New York Post couldn’t wait to write several paragraphs about the slightly uncommon firearm,
Ariane Raymondo-Felton – who recently filed for divorce – brought the Belgian-made pistol, an FNH 5.7 x 28mm handgun, to the 20th Precinct on the Upper West Side, and the starting point guard later turned himself in for questioning, sources said.
“The wife is saying they had four verbal altercations since July last year. On the last one, he pointed a gun at her, loaded. It’s a bad ass gun,” a law enforcement source told The Post.
The gun is popular with military and police forces worldwide, and can be loaded with high-velocity ammo capable of piercing bullet-proof vests and other forms of body armor.
Felton’s wife turned the gun in to police resulting in Felton’s arrest. Felton had previously tried to give the firearm to his attorney, but he declined to take possession of it, citing New York’s gun laws.
The claim about Felton pointing the gun at his wife is unsubstantiated and he is not currently facing charges in relation to that allegation. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth-degrees.
In addition to violating New York’s ownership laws, Felton also violated the state’s magazine capacity laws as he had the gun loaded with a 20 round magazine.
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