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Cops: Hampton Bays Man Caught With 14-Round Glock Magazine

Westhampton Beach Police also charged the 44-year-old with DWI.

A Hampton Bays man was charged with unlawfully carrying a 14-round Glock magazine by Westhampton Beach police on Feb. 25.

Robert Ackeckles, Jr, 44, was slapped with the misdemeanor under a new New York State law that went into effect on Jan. 15. The law, which previously allowed for people to carry a 10-round magazine, now only permits for a person to carry a 7-round magazine.

Ackeckles was further charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and various traffic violations, including speeding and failing to maintain his lane of travel.

Police said they pulled Ackeckles over on Old Riverhead Road at 10:36 p.m. Also in his car was a pistol, which he had a permit for.

Editor’s Note: The above information was supplied by the Westhampton Beach Village Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

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Victoria Kingwell March 05, 2013 at 01:36 PM
I thought it was legal to own a pre-existing larger magazine, but not to load more than seven rounds.
John March 05, 2013 at 07:11 PM
As long as it was pre-ban or pre-existing as you say than it is legal until January 15, 2014, see below: As per the NYS FAQ Website (http://www.governor.ny.gov/2013/gun-reforms-faq): Q: What if I have a magazine that can contain more than ten rounds? A: You can permanently modify the magazine so that it holds no more than ten rounds, responsibly discard it, or sell it to a dealer or an out of state purchaser by January 15, 2014.
Pat March 05, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Which he "had" a permit for....."had" (past tense) being the key word. No excuse for the DWI part of the story, or carrying out of class, but he is the first of many who will ignore the absurd magazine limit.
NYB March 05, 2013 at 11:55 PM
No excuse for carrying out of class? Get a life.
oonald March 06, 2013 at 02:31 AM
Letting illegal immigrants go free with serious criminal backgrounds. and this government is ok with that, and then they want to tell us what are second amendment rights are!!!!!??? Time to become a criminal, you have more rights. Didn't. Obama and Cuomo take an oath to protect and uphold the laws of this country and its people. Obama's right it's time for change again
Michael Silver March 06, 2013 at 04:38 AM
So it looks like the Westhampton Beach police are the first police agency to enforce Cuomo's safe act. Wonder who counted the rounds in their magazines. This is a disgrace.
Ralebird March 06, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Enforcing the law is a disgrace? Interesting take.
Grifhunter March 06, 2013 at 08:06 AM
Enforcing a law that hasn't taken effect yet is a disgrace. The magazine ban isn't in play until 4/15/13. But when it comes to gun owners, whats a little rabid enforcement, overcharging and internet publicity between cops and DA's.
Rick Morgan March 06, 2013 at 04:25 PM
It is easier to bust legal citizens, besides they have roots here and also have wallets to tap! Illegals generally have no or little money so they ain't a priority.
Ralebird March 06, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Since 1994 it has been illegal to have a magazine holding more than ten rounds unless it was manufactured before September of that year and was dated before that time. Bottom line: the law has been in effect for almost twenty years. NOW do you believe it is "disgraceful" for the law to be enforced?
oonald March 06, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Ralebird if it was pre band it was legal, however can you please explain to me that in your mind and cuomo's mind why is it ok for criminals to use ten round magazines to kill people you think this is going to stop mass murder. IT'S NOT you need to change the laws on crimes that involve a gun assault, attempt murder, murder all get death penalty. 280 people killed by assault and long rifles each year. 8000 murdered by illegal hand guns and knives and over 80,000.00 killed by doctors misdiagnosed medical conditions. so you see it's not long rifle or assault rifle doing all the killings but you can make more laws that will not work,
eugene frohnhoefer March 07, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Victoria, you are correct about this absurdness. The reporter also, as most liberal reporters, doen't know about what he speaks. Glock does not make a fourteen round magazine, fifteen, seventeen and more, but not a fourteen. Another v=case of mis-information. Ten round mags are okay but only seven rounds loaded. I quiried several LE personnel as to the number of rounds in their mags. All are criminals, and I don't hold fault to any. The SAFE Act did not exempt them from the restrictions on we law abiding citizens. Also they cannot, legally, enter a school zone with a firearm, loaded or unloaded. So therefore if, GOD forbid, there was an incident they could not enter armed and squelch the situation.
Michael Silver March 07, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Cuomo had to take his bar exam 5 times... how is it possible that he can write legislation and get it signed by the majority of state lawmakers who admit they signed it without even reading it? NY State under Cuomo Governorship: 570 jobs lost-Sikorsky Aircraft-closed 174 jobs lost -Dal-Tile Corp-closed 592 jobs lost- Archcare Inc-closing 375 jobs lost- Ralcorp- closing 2 plants 84 jobs lost- Vette Thermal Solutions – moving to NH 350 jobs lost -Daikin McQuay-moving Auburn plant to Tennessee 86 jobs lost-Oberdorfer foundry in DeWitt, NY is closing in May 65 jobs lost - Advanced Monolythic Ceramics in Olean – moving to CA 35 jobs lost-Bombardier Mass transit – closing 50 jobs lost-Spectrum Plastics – closing 160 jobs lost-Menands company (Albany International) – moving to NH by end of 2013 Remington considering relocating out of NY
William Seychell March 07, 2013 at 02:03 PM
The (UN) SAFE ACT is a bad law.. Passed as "emergency legislation", without due process. Needs to be repealed. The police d/t the DWI arrest are forced to confiscate the firearm, unload and voucher and charge with the crime.. The reporter writing the article was doing his job.. This is creating the scrutiny of public input that the unconstitutional law never had.. They should repeal the 10 round law...

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