UPDATE 12/9/2010 AT BOTTOM
Let’s pretend that you moved from Colorado to New Jersey. Now let’s pretend that you owned two handguns legally in your previous state and are in the process of transferring those weapons. Now let’s pretend the police search your vehicle, find the weapons locked and unloaded in a duffel bag. Finally let’s pretend that you’re serving 7 years in prison for illegal gun possession in New Jersey. It’s not make believe for Brian Aitken who just happens to be living the above nightmare.
How is it that absolutely no common sense was used in this case? How did an upstanding citizen, with a clean record who went about things the right way end up being sentenced to 7 years in prison for simply carrying unloaded, locked firearms in his trunk? By living in a very progressive State with harsh anti-gun policies that’s how.
You can read a more detailed account of his story here. Brian Aitken has petitioned Governor Chris Christie’s office for clemency. The Governor has yet to make a decision on the matter. If you wish you can go here to the Free Brian Aitken Facebook page and lend your support.
I’m also supplying a link to Governor Chris Christie’s office so you can voice your support for Brian Aitken directly to the governor. This is truly a travesty of justice and needs to be rectified. Hopefully Governor Christie will right the wrong that New Jersey’s draconian gun law has created.
The story of Brian Aitken is one of those that really gets your blood boiling. Not simply because this man is spending time in prison for something so trivial, but because it happened because of a simple lack of common sense. Visit the Free Brian Aitken Facebook page, contact Governor Christie’s office, do something to show your support. Do something to show that you stand among those who are sick of stupidity run amok in our society.
UPDATE: Good news. It looks as if Chris Christie will be taking up the matter of Brian Aitken vs. New Jersey’s stupid gun laws very soon. The governor says that he will decide if he will intervene before Christmas.