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    Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally


    EVERYTHING Brian Aitken was or had worked for was wiped away one winter afternoon after his mother called the police on him.

    Separated from his wife, the entrepreneur and media consultant, now 27, had moved back home to New Jersey from Colorado toward the end of 2008 to be closer to their young son.

    In between jobs, his well-oiled life was running ragged, and on Jan. 2, 2009, when his ex canceled his visit with their son, he became distraught, muttered something to his mother, and left his parents' home in Mount Laurel, N.J.

    "He said something that scared her, things that a guy will only say to his mom, like . . . 'Life's not worth living anymore,' " said Larry Aitken, Brian's father.

    Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally | Philadelphia Daily News | 11/30/2010



    This is the insanity of hoplophobic gun grabbers. The likley outcome of the gun control lobby's policies.

    This could happen to any of us in NJ. I hope Christie does the right thing here.
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Yup, I saw that. Thank you unreasonable law enforcement and overzealous DA's who can't see the point in upholding the rights and liberties of the individual but rather want to get more arrests/convictions.
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    One man gets treated unfairly under the law, therefore those laws shouldn't exist? Wait what? I'm sure someone's locked up for a murder they didn't commit.

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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    I am not so sure this has anything to do with gun grabbers and hoplophobia. I would like to believe that prosecutors exercise good common sense in deciding who to prosecute and it looks this was not done in this case. I think injustice happens in all kinds of cases because prosecutors want to pad that winning percentage or are drunk on their own power. Gun cases are no exception or nothing special in that regard. Unless there are other facts about the case not discussed in this article, my sympathies are with Brian Aitken and I would hope justice is done in this case.
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    One man gets treated unfairly under the law, therefore those laws shouldn't exist? Wait what? I'm sure someone's locked up for a murder they didn't commit.
    Not nessecarily, I think the way the law is applied needs to be reviewed.

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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    One man gets treated unfairly under the law, therefore those laws shouldn't exist? Wait what? I'm sure someone's locked up for a murder they didn't commit.

    NJ is not Arizona, the gun laws are purposefully vague so that they can be applied at whim.


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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I am not so sure this has anything to do with gun grabbers and hoplophobia. I would like to believe that prosecutors exercise good common sense in deciding who to prosecute and it looks this was not done in this case. I think injustice happens in all kinds of cases because prosecutors want to pad that winning percentage or are drunk on their own power. Gun cases are no exception or nothing special in that regard. Unless there are other facts about the case not discussed in this article, my sympathies are with Brian Aitken and I would hope justice is done in this case.

    Another unfamiliar with the peoples republic of new jersey.
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    One man gets treated unfairly under the law, therefore those laws shouldn't exist?
    Who said that? You'll have to point out where someone said that there should be no gun laws, or that even the one he was prosecuted under should be completely thrown out. Is that around somewhere? No? So you were just making a point of using hyperbole to try to express an opinion that didn't exist? Hmmm, interesting.

    One of the major problems, IMO, with gun laws is transportation across State lines. This is a really messy situation and can be particularly complicated on the East Coast, where you pass into a new State like every 7 minutes or something [make a proper sized State!]. The guns and clips and ammo he bought were all legal under Colorado law; the State he lived in previously and the State he bought everything in. There was no problem. I think that we really need to consider either some set basis for the country (which is scary given the federal government), or some law in which you are held to the standards of the State you reside in. Guns which have been purchased in other States while you were resident of that State should be allowed too. There needs to be some ability to transfer and transport guns and there is no reason to needlessly and so aggressively (7 years....seriously?) go after such a non-violent and non-issue "criminal" as this man.
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Another unfamiliar with the peoples republic of new jersey.
    So you can show evidence that this New Jersey gun problem is wide spread and there is some sort of pattern which proves your suspicions about gun grabbers?
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    Re: Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Tell me what does "substantially identical" mean to you?
    It means that whatever you are doing or have at that moment is illegal and you better be real nice to the cops because they can arbitrarily throw you in jail at their discretion. Be a good boy!
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