“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?