The District Attorney’s office said the .9mm Glock 27 handgun would be destroyed.
Meckler had been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class C felony, for traveling with his Glock handgun and 19 cartridges without a New York permit.
“I understand the problem of gun violence, but there has to be a better way to solve this,” Meckler’s lawyer, Brian Stapleton, told The New York Post. “Arresting law abiding citizens for declaring a licensed firearm is anti-second Amendment… its ridiculous.”
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