Backing the cause of Ryan Jerome by shining a spotlight on Cy Vance

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The New York Post editorial page highlights a decision facing Cy Vance, calling on the Manhattan district attorney to go easy on Ryan Jerome, a man facing weapons charges after he tried to check his Indiana-registered gun with officials at the Empire State Building.

The Post, joining a national outcry from conservatives and the gun lobby that has had a strongly anti-New York tonenotes Jerome's military service and says prosecutor has discretion to let him off since the D.A. participates in gun buyback programs where no questions asked of those who participate.

The call for discretion bumps up against the city's law requiring a sentence of 3 and a half years for possessing an unregistered weapon. 

Jerome has rejected a misdemeanor plea agreement that wouldn't require jail time.

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