Quinnen Williams did not have ammunition at time of airport gun arrest

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As it turns out, Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams did not have any ammunition on him when he was arrested with a gun at LaGuardia Airport last night.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the Port Authority Police issued a revised statement Friday afternoon, saying Williams did not have ammunition in the same bag as the gun, after an earlier statement which said he did have ammunition, but not inside the gun.

That’s good of the Port Authority Police to clear up, because it’s a distinction that carries a potentially drastic difference in punishment.

New York’s state gun laws are strict, and a gun can be deemed as “loaded” if the owner is carrying ammunition in the proximity of a gun, and can lead to jail time.

Williams’ gun is registered in his home state of Alabama.

Williams will have a court date on March 25 to be formally charged.

His attorney issued a statement which said: “Mr. Williams respects and follows the law. There was allegedly a technical issue with the manner in which the lawfully owned firearm was stored -— and we expect the matter to be resolved shortly.”

13 responses to “Quinnen Williams did not have ammunition at time of airport gun arrest

  1. Sounding more and more like just a stupid mistake. Pay your fine and move on. Don’t do it again.

  2. Got to be smarter, especially with the gun laws being so strict in NYC.

  3. Hmmm, a guy working in Jersey, probably in and out of New York making it rain all the time and he doesn’t know not to have a frikkin gun in carry on luggage at the airport ???? Somebody needs to punch him in the face, namely the law…

  4. “Mr. Williams respects and follows the law. There was allegedly a technical issue with the manner in which the lawfully owned firearm was stored -— and we expect the matter to be resolved shortly.”
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    If he is in New York and in possession of a gun that is not registered in New York, is that a lawfully owned firearm?

  5. Why does he need to carry the gun at all?
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    It makes the weak feel strong…

  6. Wwithout ammunition, a gun is as dangerous as a hair brush.
    Makes the weak feel strong…..yeah…..you got fight him.
    Its no ones business why, but it is for protection against the nuts loose in the American machine

  7. I’d be willing to bet dollars to donuts that all charges will be dropped. As more information comes out, it may be that this was an over reaction by the transit police. First, most assumed this happened at security with a carry on bag. Then we learned it occurred at check in. Then the reports said it was am ammunition storage issue. Then we learned there was no ammo.

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