It doesn't sound to me like she was guilty of anything beyond stupidity. She may even be a very safe and responsible gun owner, for all we know.A tourist from Tennessee waltzed into one of the most secure sites in the city — and politely asked a cop if she could check her weapon.
Instead, she was dragged out in cuffs.
Now, Meredith Graves, 39, is facing at least three years in prison for thinking New York’s gun laws are anything like those in the Bible Belt.
Graves, a fourth-year medical student, showed up at the memorial on Dec. 22 to pay her respects during a trip north for a job interview.
She didn’t realize that the loaded .32-caliber pistol in her purse would be a problem until she saw a sign at the site that read, “No guns allowed,” sources said.
I agree with what the lawyer who successfully defended a man in a similar case said.
I say send her home to TN with a slap on the wrist secure in the knowledge that she'll never do that again.“There may be technical guilt in some of these cases, but the law is not designed to deal with them,” he said.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.