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Report: Tenn. tourist wanted to check gun at WTCReport: Tourist from Tennessee arrested after asking to check gun at NYC's 9/11 memorial
NEW YORK (AP) ' A tourist from Tennessee reportedly thought she could check her loaded gun at New York City's Sept. 11 memorial.
The New York Post says (http://nyp.st/tqnERC ) 39-year-old Meredith Graves was visiting the memorial at the World Trade Center site on Dec. 22 and noticed a sign that said "No guns allowed." The Post reports that Graves asked police where she could check her loaded pistol. She was arrested on a gun-possession charge.
Graves has a legal permit to carry a weapon in Tennessee, but New York's gun laws are stricter.
The Post says Graves posted bond and is due back in court March 19. She faces 3 years in prison if convicted.
The newspaper says her attorney at Legal Aid did not return phone calls.
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