New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested Thursday night at LaGuardia Airport on a weapons charge.
NBC Sports reports the arrest came after he allegedly, “[tried] to board a flight at approximately 9:15 p.m. ET.”
TMZ reports a TSA scanner allegedly discovered a Glock handgun in Williams’ luggage. Williams’ allegedly responded to the discovery by explaining he has a Alabama permit to carry, which led him to believe he could carry a gun in New York as well.
Williams was arrested for “criminal possession of a weapon” and will have to appear in court.
The NRA-ILA reports, “New York law prohibits the possession of a ‘loaded’ handgun (or any loaded firearm) outside of a person’s home or place of business without a carry license.”
Moreover, even those who possess a New York Carry permit are barred from carrying in New York City apart from a separate permitting/permission to carry process.
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