Ha ha ha ha ha
I guess this ultra-strict gun control in NJ must be the reason they have no gun crime there
There's your problem right there. The jury's hands weren't tied. They could have acquitted, but the judge suckered them into believing they had to follow his instructions to the letter.
FU New jersey ! No one can pay me enough money to live there !
FU New Jersey ! No one can pay me enough money to live there or even travel through there !
“It shouldnt take federal oversight, however, to prevent states from locking up innocent people. The ball is in the state governments court. Lets hope they do the right thing with it.”
New jersey has never done the right thing when it comes to guns. Several decades ago a man was en-route to Europe to engage in international competition. He jumped through every hoop the airline and New Jersey put him through. In spite of that he was arrested and locked up.
I had promised myself at the time never to use American Airlines again because of the slimy role they played in the incident. The guy was eventually released but over a year later he still had not gotten his guns back. (These were rifles, not handguns, which shouldn’t matter except in that miserable state.)
If you want to see how effective these laws are in protecting the people take a look at the gun related homicide rate in Newark, as one example. I lived in Pennsylvania and often traversed New Jersey to get to the shore. I will never forget the trip I made to go deep sea fishing when I realized that I had a box of shot shells in my trunk. (I shot trap twice a week at that time in Bucks County, PA.)
Those shells could have gotten me jail time in New Jersey. I despise that state and the legislators of both Parties who are responsible for its anti-gun laws and policies. Include Chris Cristy in their numbers.
author begins by stating that 'non-infringing' gun laws are a MUST, then bemoans the inevitable when the system screws the citizenry ???
and please, anyone who sits on a jury like brian aitken had, N-U-L-L-I-F-I-C-A-T-I-O-N...
Amazing that this can happen in the USA. USSA?
(Why any gun owner or lover of liberty would choose to reside in NJ is beyond me.)
Here is the rub, and the nub.
The people who wrote the tough law assumed that they were writing the law for unsympathetic characters carrying for felonious purposes. But unless the enforcing LEO has a mindreading machine, how do you solve the equation "man + pistol = x"?
Police are forced by the black-letter law to apply it to guys it was never intended to penalize.
In fact, it's possible to hypothecate that any number of black guys are in prison for carrying, when their problem was that a) they were black, b) they were in possession, and c) they had ugly friends with records, or who were bangers -- even though they themselves were clean and had committed no crime and had no felonious intent, other than transporting their pieces from Point A to Point B. "Driving while black" applies here, and is precisely the kind of civil-liberties problem that both the 2nd and 14th Amendments were written to forefend.
Gay liberalism. The gift that keeps on giving ..... piles.
Oh, really? That idea sure needs a court test. Try "we're going to make Republicanism illegal, but only because it's so bad for you!" How does that parse?
But you object when the restrictions bite people you don't actively dislike, or assume are involved in crime.
This whole article is about the heartache of trying to pick up a turd by the clean end. My post 13 above applies. Infringe people's rights, and inevitably you wind up screwing someone and crying out, "oh, I didn't mean to!"
Punish the crime, not possession of a tool.
Being resident of the PRNJ, I am all too familiar with the draconian restrictions placed on law-abiding firearms owners. That being said, I have never had a problem transporting a handgun via airline. I have taken a handgun with me on flights out of and back into NJ all without incident. Lots of hoops to jump through, but no problems. Granted; I have never taken a firearm on a flight in our out of Newark, so I don't know if they are more 'sensitive' there.