Leave it to NY to have some bullsh*t gun control policy that would turn our veterans into convicted felons.
N.Y. Army Veteran Simeon D. Mokhiber, of Niagara Falls, was convicted April 21 on THREE FELONY COUNTS for possessing “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act.
Interpreting that liberal terminology: he had 3 gun magazines in his car capable of carrying 17 rounds.
According to American Thinker: Mokhiber served nine years in the U.S. Army and participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He subsequently worked as an armed private security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan and was formerly licensed as an armed security guard in New York. He is the father of an eight-year-old with disabilities and had no prior criminal record.
The veteran was pulled over for speeding and driving while intoxicated, according to the original report. The jury acquitted Mokhiber on the DWI charge, which means he was not drinking.
During Mokhiber’s encounter with law enforcement, he requested the officers turn on their body cameras. After the fact, he was arrested and his vehicle was searched without a warrant.
In summation, we have an illegal search in seizure taking place on a veteran who was technically pulled over for speeding; to which the police tried to stick a DWI on him to legitimize their arrest.
During their illegal search, police found three 17-round Glock handgun magazines in a locked container. They opened it without consent from Simeon.
Oh, by the way, he is an owner of a licensed and registered handgun. So Mokhiber is the farthest thing from some thug owning an illegal weapon AND the gun wasn’t even present during the traffic stop; just the magazines.
If this veteran was in Texas, where Americans still have their freedom, the officers would have sent him on his way.
Unfortunately Mokhiber lives in NY and their laws on the books make it illegal to posses an “ammunition feeding device” capable of holding more than 10 rounds. If caught with one of these ‘ammunition feeding devices’ you face felony charges and a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison.
Doing the math, this veteran faces a maximum sentence of 21 years!
According to American Thinker: While New York is busy prosecuting combat veterans of Operation “Iraqi Freedom,” Gov. Cuomo has been actively sympathizing with left-wing criminals. Last December, Cuomo commuted the sentence of Judith Clark, making the avowed communist revolutionary eligible for a parole hearing. Clark was serving a 75-to-life sentence for her role in a 1981 Brink’s robbery that involved the murder of a security guard and two police officers. (Cuomo, who personally visited Clark in prison prior to commuting her sentence, was quoted as saying, “She made a mistake” and “Jesus would pardon her.”)
And the governor’s state budget, passed two weeks ago, appropriated $10 million of taxpayers’ money to provide legal counsel to illegal aliens facing deportation.
Our country needs to sort out it’s priorities, ASAP!