Here's an article about a guy who was traveling with a weapon (.40 Glock) in his vehicle in New York City. http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-music/rapper-ja-rule-pleads-774235.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm He was arrested, charged, and now his lawyers worked out a plea deal where he only serves TWO YEARS in PRISON, instead of the possible 15 he was facing. (For just having a gun. In his car. No intent to rob somebody or anything. He's not a convicted felon. There's no reason to think he had this gun for other than lawful purposes, unless of course you just assume that black hip-hop artists are all dangerous thugs. Like the AJC headline from 100 years ago said, "Disarm the Negros"-- maybe that's the philosophy behind prosecuting him this strongly.) Bottom line, HOW, in the United States of America, given our Bill of Rights (Second Amendment, substantive due process, 8th Amendment cruel and unusual punishment, etc) HOW can a man face 15 years in prison and being classified as a "violent" felon. For a simple gun possession charge???