Saturday, January 21, 2012

Second Amendment - #3587 - States Fight? Tennessee Vows Payback on New Yorkers After 9/11 Memorial Gun Arrest - The Blaze (2) Report: Police Want to Use These X-Ray Scanners on New York City Streets - The Blaze (2) Report: Police Want to Use These X-Ray Scanners on New York City Streets - The Blaze

Tennesseans have circled the wagons to protect one of their own arrested in the Big Apple for gun possession, and now New York motorists may want to keep a closer eye on their speedometers. In response to the arrest of 39-year old Meredith Graves for unlawful gun possession while visiting the newly opened 9/11 memorial, the Tennessee state legislature has taken action.  According to the New York Post, Tennessee’s state legislature has “declared civil war on New Yorkers“— at least when it comes to speeders in their state. State officials claim they may retaliate for the prosecution of a woman who was carrying an illegal pistol at the 9/11 Memorial.  A Knoxville-based legislator, who is also apparently a farmer by trade, is so upset over the Tennessee tourist’s gun arrest last month that he drew up legislation addressing it.  In response to the arrest of Meredith Graves, the Post says “his resolution condemns it as a grave miscarriage of justice— and reminds New Yorkers to “drive carefully” if we come visit.” The Tennessee House resolution reads in part: “We remind the citizens of New York, especially those residing in New York City, to drive carefully through the great state of Tennessee, paying extra attention to our speed limits.” The resolution– which does not have the force of law even within the state of Tennessee, also requests the release of Meredith Graves, an outcome it claims common sense and sound judgment demand.  A registered nurse and fourth-year medical student, Graves face 3 1/2 years if convicted even though she was licensed to carry a concealed weapon in her home state of Tennessee. Before her arrest, Graves willingly surrendered her weapon to authorities thinking she was in compliance with the law.  Read more.......

Report: Police Want to Use These X-Ray Scanners on New York City Streets - The Blaze - Police in New York City are hoping an emerging radiation technology will one day help the Big Apple become a gun free zone. According to CBS News, The NYPD, along with the U.S. Department of Defense, are investigating an emerging technology that can detect concealed weapons on the human body via a special scanner placed in police vehicles.  Called Terahertz Imaging Detection, the scanner measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and will bounce back an image of anything blocking it– like a gun.  The NYPD, as the country’s largest local police agency– sometimes called the “seventh largest army” in the world at about 35,000 uniformed officers could be setting a worrying precedent for 2nd amendment and privacy advocates if it continues to push for this technology.  Read more.........

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