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A gun control advocate and community activist has been arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol onto school property.
Ferguson, the head of an anti-violence organization called MAD DADs, apparently was a strong proponent of New York’s SAFE Act, passed in the aftermath of Newtown school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, that among other things upgraded the offense for anyone other than a law enforcement officer who takes a gun on school property from a misdemeanor to a felony.
SWAT teams and other law enforcement agencies descended on the Harvey Austin Elementary School in Buffalo, N.Y., after an anonymous 911 call late Thursday afternoon about an unnamed man with a gun on school grounds.
According to local media, Ferguson said he often carries the gun during his business day and forgot that he had it with him at the time.
Dwayne Ferguson, the MAD DADS Buffalo chapter president who was arrested Thursday for having a gun inside the School 97 Harvey Austin Elementary School, allegedly denied possessing the weapon when questioned several times by police, according to a Buffalo Police Department report.
Ferguson has pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance.
Wow. This is ridiculous. This guy is a strong advocate of increased penalties of carrying a gun on school grounds, carries a gun onto school ground, repeatedly tells police he isn't carrying a gun, police find he's carrying a gun, then says he's not guilty..... Wow.
reply to post by boncho
He had it on him, and it's his gun.
He has not been found guilty of a crime, but he 100% did do what he was charged with. He does not even dispute it, he says he did it by accident.