New York, NY -- A former Playboy Playmate was refused a gun permit by the NYPD recently, and she says that it is due to a $1.2 million lawsuit that she won against them in 2012.
Now, Stephanie Adams, Playboy’s Miss November, 1992 is considering a new lawsuit against the NYPD.
The police say that they denied her permit because she had "domestic issues" in the past. However, those issues that they are referring to are restraining orders against stalkers, which should give her even more of a reason to own firearms.
Adams responded to the initial refusal with detailed explanations of why their assessment was incorrect, but they denied her again. One of the reasons that she cited for needing a gun permit, along with personal protection, was the fact that she just inherited some guns from her recently deceased father.
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In a letter to the department’s pistol license division, Adam's said, “Filing complaints many years ago against stalkers, rather than fighting them, hurting them or allowing them to hurt myself, is in fact a sign of ‘good moral character’ because I handled those problems peacefully (and) legally.”
Adam's was also told by officials at the NYPD license division that her permit was denied because there were “sexy pics on the Internet showing her wearing a skimpy police uniform and holding a firearm.”
One part of the initial letter that was sent to her said, “You are photographed holding what appears to be an NYPD authorized Smith & Wesson 5946, with your finger in a ‘nonsafe’ position in the trigger well.”
According to Adams, the NYPD has had a vendetta against her for many years. The feud began in 2006 when police tackled her and "roughed her up" because they accused her of having a gun. At the time, she was actually not carrying a weapon, and the police later admitted in court that it would have been impossible for her to conceal a gun in the tight outfit that she was wearing.
Adams is considering a new lawsuit against the NYPD, this time for denying her a gun permit in retaliation for her previous lawsuit.
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