is just amazing: first, that they keep arresting people illegally, even though they're getting sued already- multiple times- for it, and that some moron cop thought it was a good idea to arrest an Olympic competitor for legally transporting a firearm:
Three or four weeks ago a young competitor on the National Shooting Team was training and being coached at the Coast Guard Academy. Upon finishing the training program he properly stored the firearms and headed for the airport and his home in the western United States. After declaring his legally transported firearms, at a NYC airport, he was arrested by a New York City Transit Authority Officer. This young American competitor after explaining what he was doing with the firearm and showing his credentials was arrested, handcuffed and spent a number of hours in custody until some public official realized the perfect public relations storm brewing in a scummy detention cell in NYC.
Kid's lucky; as pointed out, the only reason he didn't keep sitting in a cell was someone decided locking him up was 'bad publicity' for them illegally arresting people.
There are a number of law suits and criminal cases in litigation at this time both in NYC area as well as Albany County because New York State refuses to recognize FOPA (The Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986). Why? It is apparently easier to prosecute a legal and lawful gun owner than a criminal with a gun.
Yep, this is Bloomberg Country: only politically correct civil rights recognized, and then only if they don't get in Bloomberg & Buttmonkeys Co. way.
And these are the people Wal-Mart decided to sell out a bunch of their customers to, to try and buy favor from Bloomberg.