The New York Post reports on what we predicted. When the story hit, the rabid Bloomberg-haters among the pro-gun crowd said this poor gun owner would be made an example of. They were prepared to elevate Ryan Jerome to the status of martyr.
The end result proves that the laws in New York are in place to stop gun trafficking and not punish ordinary gun owners regardless of how stupid or ignorant they might be.
The ex-Marine busted for trying to check his Indiana-registered gun at the Empire State Building got a no-jail, misdemeanor deal today.
"I definitely did not know it was illegal to bring a gun into New York City," Ryan Jerome, 29, of West Bend, said after pleading guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Jerome insists he'd checked a gun law reciprocity site on his smart phone, but a formatting error made it look like Indiana-registered guns are ok in New York, rather than the other way around.
"As far as Indiana goes, everybody's grandma's got a gun," he joked.