Hey, remember the woman from Tennessee who brought her fully-loaded .22 caliber pistol to the 9/11 Memorial who was arrested after asking security where she should check it? Because even though she had a permit in Tennessee, she didn't have a permit to carry in NYC? Well, Meredith Graves no longer faces the mandatory minimum of 3 1/2 years in prison because she just got a "no-jail, misdemeanor deal," according to the Post.
Graves, a medical student, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. Her lawyer Daniel Horwitz said, "We're hoping that wherever she ends up practicing, this is the kind of disposition where licensing boards have a lot of discretion... She's happy that this ordeal is over and she's looking forward to getting on with her life and her career as a doctor." He added, "It was completely inadvertent. She lives a very hectic life... working nights and then mornings. Somehow, the bag got packed, and the gun was in there."
NYC law enforcement was criticized for its harsh laws, but as mayoral spokesman Marc LaVorgna said, "Common sense also includes checking gun laws before traveling—something even the NRA tells people to do."