NY Man Charged Under New Gun Control Law

Monday, May 13, 2013  |  Updated 3:29 PM EDT
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State police have charged a 31-year-old Hudson Valley driver with a misdemeanor after he was pulled over and found with two more bullets in his handgun magazine than allowed under New York's new gun control law.

Troopers say Gregory Dean Jr. of Hopewell Junction was stopped for an inadequate light on his license plate about 9:45 p.m. Sunday in New Lebanon.

They say their investigation showed the semi-automatic on the passenger seat was a legally possessed but its magazine contained nine rounds, not seven as required since April 15.

New York's new measure outlaws magazines that carry more than seven bullets, but seven-bullet magazines aren't made.

Troopers say Dean was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving for a suspended license and unlawful possession of the ammunition feeder, both misdemeanors.

He's due in New Lebanon town court May 23.

A telephone listing for Dean was out of service Monday.

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