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A 64-year old man who used his late father’s handgun to defend himself against two home invaders has seen charges of illegally possessing a firearm dropped by a prosecutor months after his arrest.

Ronald Stolarczyk never faced any charges in connection with the fatal shootings of Patricia Talerico and Nicholas Talerico as the pair were breaking into Stolarczyk’s home. Instead, the 64-year old faced a felony charge of possessing an unregistered handgun in the state of New York. Now, according to Stolarczyk’s attorney, the homeowner won’t be facing the possibility of years in prison for possessing his dad’s handgun without registering it with the state.

The charge against Stolarczyk was dropped in Deerfield town court Monday night after the Oneida County District Attorney’s office made a motion to dismiss the charge and the judge agreed, Mark Wolber, Stolarczyk’s lawyer, told Syracuse.com | The Post Standard today.

Wolber said he has asked from the outset that the charge be dropped “in the interest of justice” and had numerous conferences with the DA’s office on the subject.

Today, Stolarczyk is “very relieved,” Wolber said. “He’s not a very emotional person, but is very happy this is over with.”​

Under New York’s SAFE Act, passed in 2013, all handgun owners in New York were required to re-register their handguns with the state, and individuals like Stolarczyk, who came into possession of a Rossi revolver after his father passed away, were required to register those firearms as well. As the original deadline approached in January of 2018, there were still hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who had not complied with the law. The prompted the New York State Police and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the deadline until January of this year.

Oddly, when the new deadline was approaching this year, there was utter silence from the media, the governor, and the NY State Police. No public reminders about the deadline, or the fact that anybody who hadn’t re-registered their previously registered handguns could be arrested on a felony charge. It’s like everybody just decided to quietly drop the story, rather than remind folks of the massive non-compliance. Nor is there any indication that huge numbers of New Yorkers re-registered their pistols between January of 2018 and January of 2019.

There are still plenty of people being prosecuted under this provision of the SAFE Act, but most of the charges are coming out of New York City. Back in 2017, Politifact claimed that was because more people in upstate New York were complying with the law, but there’s no actual indication that’s the case. Meanwhile, Slate’s Emily Bazelon recently reported on Brooklyn’s “gun court”, where many SAFE Act cases are heard, and found that hardened criminals weren’t involved in the majority of cases being heard.

I thought I’d find horrific stories of gun violence and hardened evildoers, like de Blasio said. Instead, over many months of my reporting, I found hundreds of teenagers and young people, almost all of them black, being marched to prison not for firing a gun, or even pointing one, but for having one. Many of them had minimal criminal records. To be precise, when I went through 200 case files, I found that 70 percent of the defendants in gun court had no previous felony convictions.​

That’s what gun licensing and gun registration laws bring in New York; years in prison for simply possessing a gun without the government’s permission. Gun control activists and politicians who love to push anti-gun legislation may want to desperately avoid talking about the unintended consequences of their laws, but that doesn’t mean that those problems have disappeared. Despite the good news for Mr. Stolarcyzk, you can find plenty of other non-violent offenders in New York who are still facing felony charges for exercising their rights without a governmental permission slip.




https://bearingarms.com/cam-e/2019/08/07/gun-possession-charges-dropped-ny-armed-citizen/
 

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Good for him but i think the story got lots of things wrong. I don't think this guy had a NY pistol permit at all so he couldn't have registered it. The they keep talking about the safe act and have this paragraph.

I thought I’d find horrific stories of gun violence and hardened evildoers, like de Blasio said. Instead, over many months of my reporting, I found hundreds of teenagers and young people, almost all of them black, being marched to prison not for firing a gun, or even pointing one, but for having one. Many of them had minimal criminal records. To be precise, when I went through 200 case files, I found that 70 percent of the defendants in gun court had no previous felony convictions.

They make it sound as if there were no safe act these people would have been allowed to have their handguns but the fact is there has been a pistol permit program in NY for over 100 years.
 

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Good for him but i think the story got lots of things wrong. I don't think this guy had a NY pistol permit at all so he couldn't have registered it. The they keep talking about the safe act and have this paragraph.

I thought I’d find horrific stories of gun violence and hardened evildoers, like de Blasio said. Instead, over many months of my reporting, I found hundreds of teenagers and young people, almost all of them black, being marched to prison not for firing a gun, or even pointing one, but for having one. Many of them had minimal criminal records. To be precise, when I went through 200 case files, I found that 70 percent of the defendants in gun court had no previous felony convictions.

They make it sound as if there were no safe act these people would have been allowed to have their handguns but the fact is there has been a pistol permit program in NY for over 100 years.​





Under New York’s SAFE Act, passed in 2013, all handgun owners in New York were required to re-register their handguns with the state, and individuals like Stolarczyk, who came into possession of a Rossi revolver after his father passed away, were required to register those firearms as well

Why couldn't he have applied for the permit at the same time as the re-registering of the gun, if he didn't have one? The WHOLE truth is NEVER told in the news or courts. Was the gun in the house because his father was living with him when he died? Did he even want to possess the gun? He just used the gun to protect himself from the BGs who came to harm him as I myself would use yours to protect myself if I was put in that situation.
 

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The real story is Why does the State of New York think it's citizens need their " permission to own a handgun "?
And why do the citizens of New York put up with this and keep electing socialists to run their lives?
This is what happens when you voluntarily give up your constitutional rights, soon you will give up other rights involuntarily and you will have no way to fight to get them back.
 

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Good for him but i think the story got lots of things wrong. I don't think this guy had a NY pistol permit at all so he couldn't have registered it. The they keep talking about the safe act and have this paragraph.

I thought I’d find horrific stories of gun violence and hardened evildoers, like de Blasio said. Instead, over many months of my reporting, I found hundreds of teenagers and young people, almost all of them black, being marched to prison not for firing a gun, or even pointing one, but for having one. Many of them had minimal criminal records. To be precise, when I went through 200 case files, I found that 70 percent of the defendants in gun court had no previous felony convictions.

They make it sound as if there were no safe act these people would have been allowed to have their handguns but the fact is there has been a pistol permit program in NY for over 100 years.​






Under New York’s SAFE Act, passed in 2013, all handgun owners in New York were required to re-register their handguns with the state, and individuals like Stolarczyk, who came into possession of a Rossi revolver after his father passed away, were required to register those firearms as well

Why couldn't he have applied for the permit at the same time as the re-registering of the gun, if he didn't have one? The WHOLE truth is NEVER told in the news or courts. Was the gun in the house because his father was living with him when he died? Did he even want to possess the gun? He just used the gun to protect himself from the BGs who came to harm him as I myself would use yours to protect myself if I was put in that situation.


He could have applied for a pistol permit. The gun would have to stay at a gun shop of his choice or the police impound until he went through the process which takes on average of 6-12 months. I'm not sure where his father lived but when someone passes in NY you have 10 days upon discovery to turn over or transfer any handguns that person had. If the father did live in the house he "could have said" he just found the gun two days prior to the shooting but i'm guessing most of the charges would still have been the same. It's not uncommon for family members to find a handgun years after someones passing and they didn't even know they had a gun. My dad handled lots of these when he has his shop. Also in the in the story it said everyone had to re-register their handguns when the safe act passed. That is also false. All permits prior to that were lifetime unless it was revoked and changed it to 5 year permits. In other words people had 5 years to re-register their permits when the safe act was passed.
 

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The real story is Why does the State of New York think it's citizens need their " permission to own a handgun "?
And why do the citizens of New York put up with this and keep electing socialists to run their lives?
This is what happens when you voluntarily give up your constitutional rights, soon you will give up other rights involuntarily and you will have no way to fight to get them back.

No arguments there except that its the fault of every gun owner who doesn't vote and the "citiots" very south of me. While NY is mostly dem we have had 4 republican governors since the Sullivan act was passed in 1911. None of them changed it either........
 

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So killing two people is justified, but using an unregistered handgun to do it can get you years in prison? How nuts is that? I grew up in NYS, haven't been there since '87, thank God.
 

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"The gun would have to stay at a gun shop of his choice or the police impound until he went through the process which takes on average of 6-12 months."

And, while he was waiting, the BG would have invaded his house and kill him, but, at least, he was following the law.

This law is idiotic.
 

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"The gun would have to stay at a gun shop of his choice or the police impound until he went through the process which takes on average of 6-12 months."

And, while he was waiting, the BG would have invaded his house and kill him, but, at least, he was following the law.

This law is idiotic.



I never said it wasn't idiotic but it's the law we must follow. I'm guessing FL has some idiotic laws just like every state does.
 

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I never said it wasn't idiotic but it's the law we must follow. I'm guessing FL has some idiotic laws just like every state does.
You bet we do! Here is an example, if you park an elephant by a parking meter, you must feed the meter.
 
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