"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Police State - 10 years in prison for owning a 300 year old flintlock

The New Jersey legislature is called to order.

We live in a nation gone mad

He had an unloaded antique 300-year-old flintlock pistol in his glove compartment, and he told a sheriff’s deputy about it.
That was his undoing.
Gordon van Gilder admits he may have run afoul of the law — but, “as a wise man once said, if that’s the law, the law is an ass.”
The retired teacher is facing a possible 10 years in prison — and the jeopardization of his pension — all because New Jersey state law classifies antique firearms the same way it classifies regular guns, meaning the state views van Gilder’s possession of an antique on par with him possessing a .44 Magnum.
The day after van Gilder told a deputy during a routine traffic stop about his antique gun, four law enforcement officers showed up at his house to arrest him.
Van Gilder said he’s fighting the felony gun possession charges, but the whole experience has soured his impression of the Garden State.
“Beware of New Jersey,” he told the National Rifle Association. “Don’t come here. Don’t live here.”
(The Blaze)

Lexington and Concord
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."

James Madison

"No man can suffer too much, and no man can 
fall too soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of 
the liberties and constitution of his country."
Daniel Webster
Federalist Party
New Hampshire Congressman
Massachusetts Congressman
U.S. Senator
Secretary of State

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