72 year old man arrested for having Flintlock pistol.......they don't even like muskets....

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Yes...this old man was frog marched out of his home in hand cuffs because he was caught with an antique, flintlock pistol...that was also unloaded at the time of his arrest.....

72-Year-Old New Jersey Man Faces 10 Years for Possessing Flintlock Pistol - Breitbart

Seventy-two-year-old Gordon VanGilder of New Jersey faces the possibility of ten years in prison for having an antique flintlock pistol in his possession.

According to NRA News’ Ginny Simone, after being “pulled over for a minor traffic violation,” VanGilder told the sheriff’s deputy he had the pistol from the mid-1700s in his car. The pistol was unloaded, yet the teacher who retired after 34 years on the job was charged with a felony and later marched out of his house in handcuffs.


VanGilder said, “It’s unbelievable. It’s outrageous. It’s an insult to decent people.”


His attorney said law enforcement charged him as if he “had a 44 Magnum loaded, on his person. It doesn’t matter [that he didn’t]. There’s no distinction [in New Jersey].” The attorney asked, “What other constitutional right is treated where there’s presumption of wrongful possession? Yet that is how guns are treated in New Jersey.”


If found guilty, the charges against VanGilder carry a “minimum mandatory 3.5 to 5 years [with] no chance for parole.”


VanGilder says he is determined “to beat what has become a relentless assault on law-abiding gun owners and our firearm freedoms in [New Jersey].”


It’s difficult to understand how Governor Chris Christie (R) could allow the prosecution of VanGilder and potentially run for President of the United States on a pro-gun platform; there is nothing remotely pro-gun about the treatment this 72-year-old former school teacher is receiving in New Jersey.
 

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Yes...this old man was frog marched out of his home in hand cuffs because he was caught with an antique, flintlock pistol...that was also unloaded at the time of his arrest.....

72-Year-Old New Jersey Man Faces 10 Years for Possessing Flintlock Pistol - Breitbart

Seventy-two-year-old Gordon VanGilder of New Jersey faces the possibility of ten years in prison for having an antique flintlock pistol in his possession.

According to NRA News’ Ginny Simone, after being “pulled over for a minor traffic violation,” VanGilder told the sheriff’s deputy he had the pistol from the mid-1700s in his car. The pistol was unloaded, yet the teacher who retired after 34 years on the job was charged with a felony and later marched out of his house in handcuffs.


VanGilder said, “It’s unbelievable. It’s outrageous. It’s an insult to decent people.”


His attorney said law enforcement charged him as if he “had a 44 Magnum loaded, on his person. It doesn’t matter [that he didn’t]. There’s no distinction [in New Jersey].” The attorney asked, “What other constitutional right is treated where there’s presumption of wrongful possession? Yet that is how guns are treated in New Jersey.”


If found guilty, the charges against VanGilder carry a “minimum mandatory 3.5 to 5 years [with] no chance for parole.”


VanGilder says he is determined “to beat what has become a relentless assault on law-abiding gun owners and our firearm freedoms in [New Jersey].”


It’s difficult to understand how Governor Chris Christie (R) could allow the prosecution of VanGilder and potentially run for President of the United States on a pro-gun platform; there is nothing remotely pro-gun about the treatment this 72-year-old former school teacher is receiving in New Jersey.
Chris Christie's state.

And that fat fuck thinks he has a chance.

Even feds distinguish between antique and modern.

In fact, I saw an old, black felon buying two stainless steel Ruger 44 calibre black powder pistols.

We had a nice chat, and I informed him of some black powder substitutes that did not require some much cleaning.

Fucker looked dead serious, I wouldn't mess with his house.
 

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Wow! What a dumb fucking law. Christie is a fool for allowing this. I'll never step foot in a state like that.
 

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