Beth Arneson Ferizzi, six months pregnant and with her six year old daughter, was traveling to New York to meet her husband, who’s in the Air Force and was on a short leave.
Mrs. Ferizzi left Fargo, North Dakota, with an unloaded gun in her suitcase. She followed all the rules: the gun was in a hard-sided, locked case, and the ammunition was in a separate container. There were no problems at the airport in Fargo.
But, when she declared her gun to a Delta agent at the LaGuardia airport, suddenly everyone goes crazy with gun paranoia, and Mrs. Ferizzi is arrested and charged with a felony: criminal possession of a loaded firearm.
Wait, a loaded firearm? Her gun was very carefully not loaded. Apparently, in New York, a gun is considered loaded if one is in possession of both ammunition and a gun. You might as well consider any beverage a loaded soda as long as you are in possession of both a drink and sugar.
She did everything right, and yet is being charged with a felony.
And anyway, I thought the federal government has jurisdiction in airports? In other words, state law does not trump federal law.
Isn’t if funny how the federal government only cares about states’ rights when it serves their purpose? New York has more restrictive gun laws than most other states, and therefore we should honor them.
The federal government hasn’t cared about states’ rights in any meaningful way since before Lincoln was elected. Ever since the 14th amendment, the federal government has used that to bully the states and get rid of any state law they didn’t like.
But New York’s insane gun laws are something the federal government wants, so those are allowed to stand. If New York is able to get away with this, you can bet it will eventually become the law of the land, probably “for the children” and in the name of “fairness.”
Pregnant mom charged with felony after trying to check an unloaded gun at the airport. on Conservativewomenfortruth.com