"Imagine an upstanding citizen who's gone through the background check, etc, to get a carry permit in another state and is flying with the gun safely checked in his luggage -- until the plane is forced to land at JFK because of mechanical problems, obliging him to spend the night here," he told Andrew Stuttaford in Jan. 4 National Review column. "He asks where to check his weapon and is immediately arrested. Then he spends 24 hours in jail awaiting arraignment, where he's released on bail to later return to New York and face a mandatory minimum of 3 1/2 years in state prison. That's not a nightmare; it's the existing law in New York State. Reform is needed, now."