There are a lot of legitimate reasons to carry a firearm in the State of New York. Concealed carry permits and special licenses open up a lot of possibilities for people to carry weapons for self-defense or hunting. But this is far from a free pass if the safety of nearby people is unduly threatened.
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New York state is classified as a may-issue state by the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). This means that concealed weapons permits are left up to local law enforcement agencies including court systems and county sheriffs to make such decisions.
New York is one of the most populous and diverse states in the country, which brings a lot of different preferences and viewpoints to its cities and towns. One issue which is often at the top of people's minds is the right to bear firearms, as well as protections from the dangers that pistols, rifles and shotguns can pose.
Late last month, the New York Police Department (NYPD) wrapped up a two-year investigation. In the end, officers arrested several alleged Queens gang members on both firearms and drug charges.
According to the local CBS affiliate, “arrest totals in New York City have plunged in the two weeks since the NYPD fired the officer accused of using an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner.” Speculation across the city is that police officers are angry over the firing of Daniel Pantaleo five years after Garner’s death and that they are carrying out a slowdown.
According to a news report, New York City police are looking for a pair of men who are believed to have committed a series of hold-ups. Officials say the pair committed or attempted to commit five armed robberies in less than a week.
After someone has been arrested in New York City, one of the first things they discuss with a criminal defense attorney are the sentencing possibilities they face if convicted on the charge. Unfortunately, answers to these types of questions are not always as clear as everyone would like them to be.
A man in the Bronx is facing serious charges after state troopers pulled him over on Oct. 27. The New York man is facing both drug and gun crime accusations, which could lead to fines and jail time. He was scheduled to appear for his first court date during the week of Nov. 4.
A 29-year-old Bronx man has been charged with drug and gun crimes after allegedly selling guns to an undercover police officer. One of those guns was said to be a semi-automatic rifle. The sale of illegal weapons in New York carries with it severe consequences if those accused are found guilty. The accused in this instance is facing 146 counts regarding various crimes. Cops were involved in an investigation for months trying to halt the sale of illegal weapons on New York streets.
Two New York brothers are facing a number of gun-related charges after having been arrested within 24 hours of each other recently. Police say the arrests happened after officers spotted a drug deal taking place in a fast food restaurant parking lot. Each man was allegedly in the illegal possession of a weapon when arrested.