New York Gun Owner Arrested for Having 10 Rounds in Gun Magazine Instead of 7
It looks like the SAFE Act in New York is now starting to affect citizens several months after it was put in place.
A man in Lockport, NY was arrested for having 10 rounds of ammunition in the magazine of his 9mm pistol which was in the glovebox of his car.
The gun itself was legal and the resident had all of the required New York paperwork for it (an infringement by itself, but that’s another discussion).
During a traffic stop, the man acknowledged to officers that he had the firearm and when officers checked the gun, they found three too many rounds inside of it. That means a trip to jail in New York.
The man posted a $250 bail after being charged with unlawful possession of an ammunition-feeding device.
According the Buffalo News,
Lockport Police Chief Lawrence M. Eggert said this is the first time city police have made an arrest involving the New York SAFE Act and admitted they were getting compared to Nazis on social media.
“One of the comments said, ‘When are you going to start loading people into cattle cars?’ ” said Eggert.
But he said the department’s role is to enforce the law, whether it is popular or not.
“It’s on the books, and if we see it, we have to do something about it,” Eggert said.