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    LIRR passengers call police after man brings fake assault rifle on train

    I'm posting in 'crimes" because he got a summons for an, ummm, air pistol.................
    And may I add..........he's an idiot!


    LIRR passengers call police after man brings fake assault rifle on train


    Saturday, August 06, 2016 11:19PM
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) --
    Long Island Rail Road customers called police Saturday evening after a man was wearing a fake gun on board a train.

    Just after 6 p.m., MTA police were called to Track 20 at Penn Station. The man had boarded the train from Carle Place, and was going to a fan event for the movie 'Suicide Squad'. Part of the costume was a prop gun that looked like an assault rifle.

    Passengers were alarmed when the man took the rifle out of a bag on the train, and immediately called 911.

    MTA Police and Amtrak Police met the man when he got off the train at Penn Station. Police checked out his gun, and determined it was not a real assault rifle, and was only a prop.

    The man was given a summons for carrying an air pistol, which is illegal in New York City.
    Long Island Rail Road customers called police Saturday evening after a man was wearing a fake gun on board a train.

    #2
    A guy dressed up as whatever movie character he was dressed as, carrying a gun? In the context of a LIRR ride to the city, I can see people getting freaked out.
    Sounds like the LEO's were smart, responded reasonably and broke the guys balls minimally.

    Not it agreeing with a ticket for a friggin air gun but it could have gone sideways.

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      #3
      I saw a guy dressed up in Midtown heading for ComicCon NYC 2-3 years ago. He was carrying either a real or very good facsimile of a Tavor. Nobody cared.
      Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
        I saw a guy dressed up in Midtown heading for ComicCon NYC 2-3 years ago. He was carrying either a real or very good facsimile of a Tavor. Nobody cared.
        Times have changed - rapidly.
        I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
        I am armed out of love of those behind me.

        Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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          #5
          Originally posted by LiDad View Post

          Times have changed - rapidly.
          Sad but true

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            #6
            Anyone else remember when you could buy a rifle at Macys on 34th street and no one lost their mind?

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              #7
              Ah, the age of fear. And who ranks among the most fearful? Those wholly reliant on others for protection.
              “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                #8
                Times have changed? YOu must be kidding. An AR15 on a train in 1992 would have also set off a panic.

                But I should find the guy and give him a tip: battery operated Airsoft rifles are NOT an airgun under NYC or NYS law. He should fight the charge.
                Know your rights/Refuse peacefully to consent to a search /Ask if you are free to go or are being detained/Even if you are not doing anything wrong the 4th Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches/Never say anything to law enforcement even if you think it will help you/If questioned you should clearly and unequivocally request that you would like to have an attorney present and defer any questions until then/Never go to prison because you are afraid to go to jail.

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                  #9
                  I think these types of incidents perfectly illustrate the difference between the desensitization we as gun owners possess versus the hyper sensitivity given intravenously to the masses through a hysteria inducing campaign driven by the media.

                  Times have changed and obviously for the worse. You have to be cognizant of your audience as to what things will be acceptable and what things will cause distress or panic. They will dictate how you should behave. in a given situation

                  Earlier this year, a friend and I were catching the late train home after taking in the Rangers game at the Garden , I think it was back in January A couple sat down across the aisle from where we were sitting. The man was obviously inebriated and somewhat agitated and/or upset. The fact that people were bumping his arm as they passed down the aisle was, from my vantage point obviously riling him up some. He made a comment to his female companion, this is why I carry a gun loud enough so that some of people near him could hear.. Really dumb statement to make outloud on a crowded train. Needless to say some plain clothes officers soon made their way to his seat. I will say they were extremely patient with him and offered him every opportunity to keep quiet so he could complete his trip onboard the train without causing further distress. . He didn't take the out and was escorted off at Jamaica station to tell his story to a group of waiting uniformed officers.
                  Last edited by Pitbull428; 08-07-2016, 01:35 PM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by pandm View Post
                    Anyone else remember when you could buy a rifle at Macys on 34th street and no one lost their mind?
                    I came to the US on November 13,1969. The first place I ever went was Macy's with my aunt that worked for Brooks Brothers. We passed the Sporting Goods section and I was in awe of all the guns and hunting clothes. I fell in love with rifles and shotguns since I laid eyes on them.
                    So, Yes I remember!!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by class3 View Post
                      Times have changed? YOu must be kidding. An AR15 on a train in 1992 would have also set off a panic.

                      But I should find the guy and give him a tip: battery operated Airsoft rifles are NOT an airgun under NYC or NYS law. He should fight the charge.
                      The summons was most likely for possession of an imitation firearm. NYC has all the bases of douchery covered.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pandm View Post
                        Anyone else remember when you could buy a rifle at Macys on 34th street and no one lost their mind?
                        Times definitely changed.

                        Back in the 1980’s there were some teens on the LIRR with fireworks (it was June). The conductor saw the fireworks and said “do me a favor and keep those cigarettes (lit) away from the fireworks".

                        They did and everyone got home safe.

                        Today the bomb squad would have been called, etc.

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                          #13
                          The city is ridiculous on firearms that law abiding people possess.. The city knows those people will pay up to straighten out the situation where scumbags using illegal real guns in crimes usually muster ONE gun charge at that.. No suprise they let him get within city limits to pull him off, because in Nassau or Suffolk they'd probably be getting Zilch for thier efforts..
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by sheeple View Post
                            Ah, the age of fear. And who ranks among the most fearful? Those wholly reliant on others for protection.
                            This... Is... Brilliant!
                            SHADAP VARMINT!

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                              #15
                              Good thing it wasn't a light saber.

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