Editor's Note: This article was written by Ed Robinson.
It could have just been a simple shoplifting case.
A North Bellmore man was arrested Saturday
when police said he stole DVDs and CDs from Walmart
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But it was what cops say they found in addition to merchandise that made this case unusual.
Alexander Hollinsworth, 25, allegedly had a loaded .38 caliber gun, which was reported stolen in New York City.
Cops say he was also armed with metal knuckles, a dagger knife and had numerous prescription pills.
With national attention focused on the debate over gun issues in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings and the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., we want to know if you think there should be tougher penalties in cases where defendants bring guns to crowded public places like shopping centers.
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