When we were growing up, our parents taught us to always do the right thing. They taught us to never steal, lie or cheat and always tell the truth. Former Notre Dame head Coach Lou Holtz wrote in his book on the 1988 Championship Season that he always told his players if they had to stop and think whether something was right or wrong it was probably wrong so don't do it! Words to live and die by or are they? MSNBC reported today that "A tourist from Tennessee waltzed into one of the most secure sites in New York City — and politely asked a cop if she could check her weapon." It appears that Meredith Graves, 39, a 4th year medical student saw the sign that stated no guns were allowed and stopped a security guard to see where she could check her gun while she paid respect to the victims of the 911 massacre. The guard told her that she was in luck because of “law enforcement day” and led her to another area. When she got to that section, she asked another cop, “We have this gun, can we check it in here? We [my husband and I] are not law-enforcement.” That’s when she was arrested. Graves, who has a full legal carry permit in Tennessee, was locked up on a weapons-possession charge and held on $2,000 bond that she posted yesterday. She is due in court on March 19.
ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! This woman does the right thing by trying to check the gun in and WHAM, right to the slammer! She realized that the gun was in her purse and tried to do the right thing. So what does law enforcement do, they arrest her and lock her up until she posts bail. This sent me into a rage! It seems to me that in today's day and age when you try to do the right thing you take the slippery bone right where the sun don't shine. She tried to be honest and got hosed for it. What bothers me is that she has a permit to carry a gun in Tennessee but it does not carry over to New York. This is just like the Plaxico Burress incident the only difference is that idiot shot himself. He spent 3 years in prison. I will be curious to see how this shakes out. If this woman actually gets any jail time "We The People" should storm the courthouse where she is being tried, grab the judge and pistol whip him right at the 911 Memorial. As for doing the right thing, maybe we should all just start cheating and stealing so we can actually get ahead in this corrupt world that we live in.
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