It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Why does New Jersey get away with this type of behavior?

page: 2
8
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 05:57 AM
link   
reply to post by TheImmaculateD1
 



Even though I don't agree with their guns laws at all, I can understand your agreement with the state and backing their law. But you can't in all seriousness defend a 7 year penalty. You, I and everyone else on this board knows that criminals commit MUCH more sever crimes and don't see 7 years. It's not reasonable by any means and it only makes NJ lawmakers appear power hungry and ignorant.




posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:54 PM
link   
If a cop sees you buying narcotics on the street corner he does not need a warrant to search you, it is akin to that. LE can also search any vehicle if it's in the vicinity of a known crime or drug area for which Mt. Laurel qualifies as one.

Out of state people really need to know what's really going on in this state before they are quick to pass judgement. This state for decades has severe problems with the influx of illegal narcotics and weapons. Most state esitmates is that there are more illegal guns then there is legal guns. Evidently if dude would've been totally compliant he'd be a free man and be allowed to keep his guns instead of sitting in a Southstate correctional facility.

In neighbouring Camden, NJ if you are caught with a firearm you are detained on site. The same rulung applies to Newark, South Orange, East Orange, West Orange, Union City, North Bergen, Bayonne, Secaucus and Jersey City as well. In NJ we have a different thinking as compared to the rest of the nation. Quite a few of our monuments and high profile landmarks (Statue Of Liberty, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goldman Sachs Tower) have been named directly in regional terrorist threat assessment papers so we are not second guessing anything.[



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 04:19 PM
link   
For those interested in Brian Aitken's case, ANJRPC, NJ's NRA chapter, just joined in a case challenging the subjective and de facto ban on concealed carry. The brief is on their website and lists numerous plaintiffs with reasonable claims for the need to carry a firearm, all of whom were rebuffed. It is an excellent case that will really challenge the state's laws once it inevitably gets bumped up into the higher courts.

For the uninitiated, NJ law is based on and closely matches the now defunct federal assault rifle ban and is therefore very weak when considered in the context of the federal lapse of the ban. In the case of a carry permit, permission is left to the subjective judgment of the local police chief, the state police, and the sitting superior court judge, without legal recourse. It is a sitting duck, constitutionally, but navigating through the NJ legal system is prohibitively slow and expensive.



new topics
 
8
<< 1   >>

log in

join