Chesters in Ronkonkoma Closed - Page 2 - Chit-Chat - Long Island Firearms

Jump to content


Welcome to Long Island Firearms, Long Island's premier source for news and education!

Welcome to Long Island Firearms, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of Long Island Firearms by signing in or creating an account. You also have the ability to login with your facebook or twitter account. See the icons in the upper right hand corner.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Get the latest facts on the new NY SAFE gun laws that effect you!

Photo

Chesters in Ronkonkoma Closed


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#21 NRATC53

NRATC53

    Now an Ex NYer

  • Donated Member
  • 24743 posts

Posted November 15 2020 - 02:27 PM

Is it really that simple?  He had an FFL license but surrendered his NY Dealer license?   Why on earth would he continue to sell firearms if he didn't have his NY license?   If that was the case, how could he NOT expect to get shut down and go to jail for it?

 

Why were they checking the serial numbers of the lowers he sold to everyone?  I can't help but wonder if there is more to this that we just don't know.

NYS Dealer's license is for NYS definition of "Firearms" (Handguns, LCAFD, etc), not sure of particulars



# Advertisement

Advertisement

Posted A minute ago



#22 only7rounds2

only7rounds2

    Respected Gunowner

  • Established Member + Classifieds
  • 219 posts
  • LocationNew York

Posted November 15 2020 - 03:28 PM

Keep in mind that the "assault weapons" may have been compliant, but they had enough stuff on him to get him to take a plea. The magazines could probably NOT be compliant.

I believe he has been in jail for some period of time during this case, so this plea may have actually resulted in a time served sentence.

No doubt he would agree to almost anything to get out of jail.



#23 a7vette2

a7vette2

    Gun Guru

  • Established Member + Classifieds
  • 864 posts
  • LocationSuffolk County

Posted November 15 2020 - 03:43 PM

There may be more to this than we know but on the surface all I can say is, what was he thinking? Unfortunately, these stories make us all look bad.



#24 boosti

boosti

    Gun Guru

  • Established Member + Classifieds
  • 11248 posts
  • LocationStrong Island

Posted November 15 2020 - 05:01 PM

Chester was on the radar for many years, he definitely took a chance. You can’t sell non LEO an Assault weapon. Chester claimed his customers altered them. The DA had the distributor backing those customers purchased those firearms that way.

#25 Shotgun682

Shotgun682

    LIF Official Supporter

  • Club LIF Member
  • 2335 posts

Posted November 15 2020 - 06:41 PM

Keep in mind that the "assault weapons" may have been compliant, but they had enough stuff on him to get him to take a plea. The magazines could probably NOT be compliant.
I believe he has been in jail for some period of time during this case, so this plea may have actually resulted in a time served sentence.
No doubt he would agree to almost anything to get out of jail.

He has been out on bail

#26 NRATC53

NRATC53

    Now an Ex NYer

  • Donated Member
  • 24743 posts

Posted November 15 2020 - 09:09 PM

Chester was on the radar for many years, he definitely took a chance. You can’t sell non LEO an Assault weapon. Chester claimed his customers altered them. The DA had the distributor backing those customers purchased those firearms that way.

Ouch.
Complete opposite of the Nassau debacle (in truth a cover for going after Marty) where the distributors invoices stated NY compliant, and Rice arrested them anyway



#27 boosti

boosti

    Gun Guru

  • Established Member + Classifieds
  • 11248 posts
  • LocationStrong Island

Posted November 16 2020 - 06:32 AM

Ouch.
Complete opposite of the Nassau debacle (in truth a cover for going after Marty) where the distributors invoices stated NY compliant, and Rice arrested them anyway

As you know, the Nassau County DA was political and pre NY Safe Act. In Chesters case. This started post NY Safe Act, customers who purchased these AR platform rifles were not Active Law Enforcement or Exempt under Safe Act. The Distributor was not helping Chester. The Nassau DA had nothing, Marty from T&T was the only gun store owner that held out. It cost him lots of money to fight, hopefully he can recover it in his law suit against the county.

#28 NRATC53

NRATC53

    Now an Ex NYer

  • Donated Member
  • 24743 posts

Posted November 17 2020 - 09:15 PM

As you know, the Nassau County DA was political and pre NY Safe Act. In Chesters case. This started post NY Safe Act, customers who purchased these AR platform rifles were not Active Law Enforcement or Exempt under Safe Act. The Distributor was not helping Chester. The Nassau DA had nothing, Marty from T&T was the only gun store owner that held out. It cost him lots of money to fight, hopefully he can recover it in his law suit against the county.

I know, I was just commenting on how it was so VERY different than that. One was a witch hunt and the other a rightful investigation, leading to arrest. Seems Chester sunk himself, and no distributor is going to help him if he did what it says






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users