Skip to comments.New Jersey gun case demonstrates no justice possible through ‘lawful’ avenues
Posted on 01/19/2011 6:52:15 PM PST by marktwain
A late flight landed Utah gun owner Greg Revell in jail for 10 days after he got stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City, the Associated Press reports.
Because of a late flight, Revell missed his connecting flight. His luggage had been erroneously routed to Newark. He collected it.
And he was then arrested, going through a nightmare that included 10 days in several different jailsand think about that, and the type of terrifying population they had this man immersed in. He had charges hanging over his head for months, and his private property confiscated for years.
I wish some of us didnt have to say We told you so.
And the governments response?
Prosecutors said it doesn't matter whose fault it was
Lower courts have thrown out his lawsuit
Theyre sympathetic. They even admit this entire injustice is through no fault of [Revells]. But their hands are tied. Because one of the main purposes for having government in the first damn place, to secure the Blessings of Liberty, must take a back seat to treasonous, self-serving legislative and judicial perversions of the original mandate.
Were told the Supreme Court could decide Tuesday whether to consider letting Revell sue.
Jan 18 2011 Petition DENIED.
A quote from John F. Kennedy comes to mind:
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Dont expect the anti-defense lobby to condemn this outrage, to agree that a gross injustice has occurred, and to call for it being rectified so that no citizen will ever again be so victimized by the state. All their talk about common sense and a reasonable middle ground is just thattalk. Its a smokescreen to allow them to advance from their beachhead, never to ease back and practice some of that compromise theyre continually hitting us over the head with.
As things stand now, there is no relief from this injustice. Which kind of makes me wonder if these newly-empowered Republicans, the ones whove promised us theyre all for principled governmentand who were put in power largely through the efforts of involved gun ownersare going to take the lead on fixing this obscene outrage.
Or will peaceful resolution remain impossible under their leadership, too?
“Oooh! Yes!!!!” Legislation, that’ll set the tyranny straight, yup.
read the article fool
Is there no justice or common sense and only a government of jack booted “public servants” with gold plated benefits who apparently have license to run ramshod over those who pay to operate it?
I belong to the NRA because I expect them to step up to the plate with the help of my donations and back-up victims of such predatory government policy. This is an outrage.
The Nazi state of New Jersey, where only criminals can safely possess a firearm. Democrat politicians, left to their own devices will happily take all of us to this place. And they will be fully supported by our draconian judiciary. It’s for our own safety, don’t you know.
I’ve always said that Liberty International Airport in Newark is the @$$hole of this nation. I will never fly to or through New Jersey ever again.
Your tag line is ashamed of that post.
Maybe he went after the wrong people?
If he checked the gun legally in Utah, and the late flight
caused the delay, doesn’t the airline bear some responsibility for this snafu?
I’m just wondering about the competence of his attorney.
None of this diminishes the outrage, but maybe he fought the wrong battle to start.
I would suppose, knowing that the gun was “radioactive” in New Jersey, he was expected to abandon the luggage? Or to ask the airline to handle it themselves and forward it to the intended destination? Or to ask police to take the gun from the luggage so he could then take possession of the remainder?
One thing, common sense did not govern. And we can hardly expect gun grabber Christie to care.
Couldn’t you have avoided cramming your foot in your mouth?
Did you really read what happened?
Not just Democrats. The current incumbent and his AG Paula Dow are hardly pro-Second Amendment.
The password is 'jailbreak'.
“Or to ask the airline to handle it themselves and forward it to the intended destination?”
Evidently the only way to avoid breaking local law.
“And we can hardly expect gun grabber Christie to care.”
Since all this happened long before Christie became Governor, the comment is inappropriate.
Mr Revell made an honest and natural mistake by claiming his luggage, and ran afoul of our stupid New Jersey gun laws. It sounds as though it was straightened out in 10 days by the local D.A. behaving rationally, which you certainly can’t always count on. Technically Revell was in violation of New Jersey law, and he’s very lucky he wasn’t blackmailed into pleading guilty to something in order to avoid prison. Given normal doctrines of sovereign immunity Revell really never had a tort case, and was foolish to waste his time in court. If he had made the same gun mistake in NYC, he would probably still be in prison.
And the State, it seems, is TECHNICALLY in violation of this [federal] law:
Ah, but we mere peons have no standing; I keep making the mistake that Governments [and their agents] should be bound by law as well.
Wouldn’t Christie’s signature be needed on any remedial legislation or private bill to reimburse Revell?