Gregory Dean, Jr. was pulled over on Route 22 in New Lebanon for having a broken light. When they approached the driver, police found on the passenger side of the vehicle a legally-registered pistol with nine bullets in its magazine. Dean was promptly arrested.
In January, New York passed strict gun laws that made it illegal to, amongst other things, have any more than seven bullets per magazine. Other restrictions were placed on assault weapons of any kind, as well as background checks for anyone buying ammunition, reports The Blaze.
The new restrictions are referred to as New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Dean was charged with “unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation ... plus vehicle infractions,” police said. Both of the gun-related charges are misdemeanors, The Blaze writes.
Dean was released without bail, and is to appear in court later this month.
The initial passing of New York’s new gun act really riled people up. The New York Times describes that, "fueled by social media, and encouraged by gun owners in more conservative states, [citizens were] pushing for the repeal of New York’s law." With dumb arrests like this occuring, don't expect the criticism to die down any time soon.