Gun Owner Jailed For Following The Law
Colorado -(Ammoland.com)- Do you follow the rules? Do you consider yourself a law-abiding citizen?
Do you think your rights are safe now that Republicans took over the House of Representatives?
You couldn’t be more wrong.
Just following the rules could land you in prison! Despite the legislative victories of the last election, the anti-gunners and statists across the country are finding new ways to violate your rights.
In August, Brian Aitken — who followed New Jersey’s draconian firearm laws to a “T” — was convicted by the state’s anti-gun kangaroo court of “unlawful possession of a handgun.”
Brian’s “crime” was simply owning handguns in the first place.
You see, in New Jersey you’re required to get a permit to purchase a handgun by Big Brother State Government. This is not a permit to OWN, simply to purchase: however, the jackboots in New Jersey’s state police treat anyone in possession of a handgun without such a permit as a felon.
While moving from Colorado to New Jersey, Brian was transporting three handguns — which were legally purchased in Colorado — between his mother’s house and his new apartment.
Because of some stress factors in his life, Brian’s mother called the police for a “welfare” check of Brian. Brian’s mother was a social worker who had been conditioned by years of government work to trust the state to oversee emotionally charged situations.
The state police searched his car and discovered the handguns, locked in cases and separate from ammunition, as New Jersey law requires.
Despite not violating ANY of New Jersey’s outrageous firearms laws, Brian was arrested for the “unlawful” possession of a handgun.
Throughout his trial, the anti-gun statists in the New Jersey legal system routinely blocked Brian’s attorney from presenting evidence of Brian’s innocence. New Jersey law specifically states that the transportation of handguns between residences is legal.
Despite the incontrovertible evidence that Brian was transporting his legally purchased handguns from his mother’s home to his new apartment, the anti-gun Judge refused to permit Brian’s legal team from informing the jury of this portion of state law.
Jurors even asked the judge three times if state law contained exemptions for the transportation of handguns from one residence to another, but the anti-gun crusader disguised as a judge refused to answer.
Additionally, federal law allows for the transportation of firearms between residences without fear of state prosecution; however, the same anti-gun judge refused to take federal law into consideration in Brian’s case.
Brian Aitken was convicted of felony possession of a handgun and faces up to seven years in jail.
Think you’re safe 'cause you live in a “pro-gun” state? Think again.
Expect to hear statists across the country calling for increased enforcement of “existing” gun law.
That’s code for twisting current law to maliciously prosecute gun owners, and it’s nothing new: the institutional gun lobby has been promoting this for more than a decade.
State and local governments will respond to this anti-gun cattle call and will race to create new ways to infringe upon your rights through bureaucratic fiat and “rule” changes.
That’s exactly what happened in New Jersey and an innocent man was convicted simply because he owned guns.
If you’re as outraged about this case as I am, there is something you too can do.
Click here to sign a petition to New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie and urge him to pardon Brian Aitken and publicly call for the repeal of New Jersey’s current law requiring a permit to own a firearm. Governor Christie has national political ambitions and this case will clearly show what he thinks about the Second Amendment.
Brian Aitken’s prosecution and conviction is simply outrageous and it’s a cautionary tale to all gun owners.
Anti-gunners will stop at nothing — and I mean NOTHING — to put law-abiding gun owners behind bars.
If you’re as outraged as I am about Brian Aitken’s malicious prosecution, please click here to send a petition to New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie urging him to pardon Brian Aitken and publicly call for the repeal of New Jersey’s current law requiring a permit to own a firearm.
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National Association for Gun Rights
Read Brian Aitken Legal Summary of Facts and remember citizens YOU COULD BE NEXT.
The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org