NY Man Arrested For Having 9 Bullets In Gun

Well the stupidity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's New York SAFE Act continues to be on display as a New York man was arrested for having a legal gun, but having two more rounds in it than the law required.

Gregory D. Dean Jr., 31, of Hopewell Junction, was pulled over on Sunday evening in New Lebanon because the vehicle's license-plate lamp was not working. Troopers found Dean with a legally registered pistol with a magazine that contained nine bullets, two more than the recently passed "SAFE Act" allows. Police charged Dean with unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and other vehicle infractions.

According to LoHud:

Troopers from the New Lebanon barracks in Columbia County stopped a car driven by Gregory D. Dean Jr., 31, of Hopewell Junction, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday on Route 22 because the vehicle's license-plate lamp was not working.

While interviewing Dean, troopers noticed a handgun on the front seat, partially covered by a sweatshirt.

The troopers determined the gun, a .40-caliber pistol, was legally registered and possessed. However, when the troopers inspected the pistol, its magazine contained the nine bullets – New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Actonly allows seven bullets per magazine.

Troopers charged him with unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, which are both misdemeanors, plus other infractions.

Dean was released without bail and he is to appear in New Lebanon Justice Court on May 23.

"This is a very sad day for all fair minded New Yorkers who believe in justice and value freedom. Here we see the full effect of our actions as the SAFE Act turns a law abiding citizen into a criminal. This didn't save a life, this just destroyed one man's life," said Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chariman of the Seante Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee. "I continue to plead with this Governor to please allow the common sense changes to this bill that are obviously necessary."

So you see my friends, New York is a bit more restrictive than Senator Dianne Feinstein who wants at least 10 rounds in the magazine! Still, it's silly to have a "legal" firearm with a magazine, which is also "legal," and yet you are not allowed to fully load the thing! It's moronic.

Back in March, Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek became the first man arrested under the NY SAFE Act. He was charged on Thursday with three felonies related to the sale of illegal weapons.

The number of bullets carried in a firearm has nothing to do with how it will be used. This is what gun grabbers know, but they don't care, because in the end it isn't about the cosmetics, the number of rounds or the style of the weapon. It's about control. I wonder how long it will be before New York decides they want to determine what kinds of grips you can have on your handgun in order to arrest you for that.

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  • BigC

    Well, how many people did he shoot? I guess it's OK to shoot 7 people without reloading but 9 is out of the question! I there a dumber ass on the face of the earth than Bloomberg........other than in DC????

  • John


    Since it is the democratic party that is Hell bent on disarming the American citizens and
    going as far as signing agreements with the UN to give the Blue Helmets authority
    to enforce gun control in the USA, it is time for the democrats to voluntarily
    give up all rights to own or possess any type or number of firearms and to be
    guilty of a felony if violated. All other political parties that protect and stand
    by the United States Constitution, and above all the second amendment shall
    recognize that it is their GOD given right to bear arms, and as the
    Constitution states, shall not be infringed.

    Of course the democrats who don't like the agenda of their party are welcome to switch to a party that follows the principles of the constitution that he or she accepts as true. If the good people of the democratic party who enjoy the freedoms that the constitution
    gives would abandon the agenda of the socialist variety of the party, it would
    leave the peloci's, feinsteins's, obomba's, bloomburg's, reid's and the rest with just the
    illegal aliens to bow down to.

    The muzzlum in the Whitehouse must be jailed for treason. The constitution has a procedure for the removal of office and the republicans better start talking about it or they will be as guilty as the corruption in chief by allowing it to continue.

  • eddyjames

    Is the law written as to only allow 7 bullets in the gun or can you have 7 in the mag and 1 in the chamber? Just curious.

  • http://twitter.com/PaladinFirearms PaladinFirearms

    Concealed Carry = late term abortion for criminals.

  • Kent2012

    and the commies in the ny state stazi probably confiscated his 40 and one of them will take it home after the hearing.........

  • http://twitter.com/KennDillon Silver Haired Saint

    He should have told them he was a movie maker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Jones/100001139375038 Austin Jones

    This is typical of anti-gun bullshit.

  • eddyjames

    Grips? "Yo-mamma of pearl" (Mother of pearl) should be outlawed. Chromed guns with the pearl grips big in the ghetto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1670841107 Steve Hall

    This should be a good "case in fact" challenge to the constitutionality of NYs act. Its time to make the system put up or shut up. If this goes all the way to the supreme court and the charge is affirmed then all the boxes have been checked before the last: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.chaney.5 Joel Chaney

    Did he have a 24 ounce soda? When does a state become a tyrany?

  • servant1jkb

    Sirs, that action proves that the LAW IS AN ASS! Passed by asinine lawmakers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.leslie.3998 Paul Leslie

    The people of NY elected corrupt tyrants to be their representatives.
    They are getting what they asked for - and deserve.
    They don't value freedom - welcome to the tyranny of the progressive democrat state.

    • BigC

      Yep; these F'n idiots are actually going to get a chance to vote for that POS Anthony Weiner for mayor.......he's probably a shoe-in!!!
      They deserve whatever they get!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.bowman.773 Kenneth Bowman

    "Stupid is as STUPID does".....Forrest Gump

    Liberals take the cake on STUPID! Actually liberals who disarm citizens are guilty of the crime committed by the Perpetrator. Those in positions of authority should be charged with the same crime due to the fact they enabled it. Legal precedence exists for this position as when members of a gang all share the crime even if they had no part in it.

  • Wizyrd

    I've read some of the posts here, and the ongoing theme is "A law was broken, therefore..." Oh? When someone comes into this country illegally SEVERAL laws are broken. Trespassing, Identity theft, subverting the lawful immigration process.... And yet, all I hear there is "What's the harm? The poor dears are just looking for a better life." Well, this guy with the gun was just looking for a safer life. Why should a criminal, who is not restricted by the law, be able to fire off more shots than he is?

  • ARMYOF69

    I am very impressed with the fact that the troopers that stopped him could actually count .

    • Patriot

      Hey, ARMYOF69, we are talking the State of New York are we not? :)

  • http://twitter.com/AlRoberts3 Al Roberts

    It would appear that the State of New York has a new criminal gang that is only concerned about CONTROL. That would be the LE who are so stupid that they don't know that they swore to uphold the Constitution and that enforcing laws that are unconstitutional is violating their oath.
    There should be charges filed against them for breaking the oath of office.
    Which of the morons does not understand ".......shall not be infringed." ?
    Friends, it may come to war. And it may be that we will be fighting against these very same public servants that are supposed to "Protect and Serve." They act more like mobsters than patriots.

    • DanielAllison

      I agree with most of what you said, but (there's that big but lol) they do not protect and the Supreme Court has ruled on at least three cases they have no duty or obligation to protect anyone. Their function is law enforcement. They are the armed henchmen of government. I used to be a LEO. They are the trash collectors that haul off the dead and dying. They carry a gun for self protection and if they wish too MAY act in the defense of others, but do not have too. If they do not there are no penalties and they can not be sued. They investigate crimes and arrest the perpetrators. They serve as the armed forces of the government that they serve, not the citizens. Only the county sheriff is elected by and for the people. He is a public servant. All others are the employees of their governments. Think about this when you go to bed tonight. The police are not your guardian angels, they are your guards as in prison guards. Sleep well they are on duty.

    • BigC

      Then why do the majority of police departments in this country have, "To Protect And To Serve", on the side of their patrol cars? Surely you don't think that's just lip service, you know NO government agency would ever do THAT!

    • DanielAllison

      You are right, we do need a sense of humor in a time like this. Besides it is really good PR on their part to keep the sheep calm and easy to control.

  • Kathryn Fleming

    Whew!! It was just 9 bullets. It COULD have been a Big Gulp...!!