N.J. Man Serving 7 Years for Guns He Legally Owned

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    'Perfect Storm of Injustice'? N.J. Man Serving 7 Years for Guns He Legally Owned


    Seven years for legally owned guns... :doubt:




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    He legally bought them in Co but was not legal with them in NJ where he transported them to.

    Sucks, but not legal in NJ.

    from your link:

    Buried in the trunk, beneath piles of clothes and boxes of dishes, was a black duffle bag holding a boot box containing two handguns; "unloaded, disassembled, cleaned and wrapped in a cloth," his father said.

    There were also several large-capacity magazines and cartons of hollow-point bullets.

    Aitken had legally purchased the guns at a Denver sporting goods store two years earlier, he said.

    But transporting a gun without a special permit or in a handful of exempt situations is illegal in New Jersey, giving officers no choice but to arrest Aitken and charge him with a crime. The magazines and bullets are also illegal in the state, experts said.
     
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    Have a legal gun, and do an illegal act, you go to jail. I would like to help him out by having Congress repeal and rescind all guns laws, and restore the 2nd Amendment to it's pristine condition.

    "But transporting a gun without a special permit or in a handful of exempt situations is illegal in New Jersey, giving officers no choice but to arrest Aitken and charge him with a crime. The magazines and bullets are also illegal in the state, experts said."
     
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    Hew should have been fined but no prison.
     
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    I think the issue here is more the fact that he got a seven year sentence with no criminal background. Absolutely no common sense was applied here. This isn't the first questionable action this judge has made either.
     
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    this makes me sick
     
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    That is exactly it IMO. He was moving-- he was not brandishing firearms but moving them from one state to another in the midst of a divorce and a move back home. They were packed in his car for a move. 7 years for not obtaining the proper permit is asinine IMO.
     
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    And for such do you think he deserves 7 years for not getting the proper permits? The judge refused to allow testimony to be heard by the jurt that he was moving from one location to another.
     
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    Yes, I read that. 7 years for not getting a permit though? No fine? A judge who refused to allow the jury to hear he was in the midst of a move? Seems really terrible to me.
     
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    My cuz was fined for accidentally forgetting to take his handgun out of his carry on. TSA burned him for 7,000. Dumbass, that'll learn him. No prison though.
     

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