In New Jersey, a person must have a purchaser’s permit and a carry permit to have a handgun in his or her car.  As a result of not having either, Colorado resident Brian Aitken is now doing 7 years in a state prison.

Brian was trying to get his life back on track two years ago when he moved back to New Jersey from Colorado to be closer to his young son and estranged wife. But on Jan. 2, 2009, his mood darkened when his planned visit with his son was canceled at the last minute. His mother, concerned for his safety, called the police, and when the police located him, they searched his car and found two locked and unloaded handguns in the trunk.

  • Full Story – HERE
  • More on Brian’s own website – HERE
  • You can join the Free Brian Aitken Facebook Page – HERE

Is Brian Aitken a criminal? I suppose by definition he is because he broke the law.

I’ve mentioned on here before what I think about laws like that.  There are too many of them, they are convoluted, and they do nothing but punish and restrict people are are not criminals.

The worst is how he got caught… I bet his mom feels terrible. Moms are gonna worry though, you need to mitigate the damage and call the lady with a status update from time to time.

It really seems like there is a year to year competition in this country to see how many people we can lock up for random bullshit.  It’s getting tiring.

Thanks for the email Jeremy W!

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12-3-2010

Another one from the YouTube airsoft skit king freddiew:

Well done, but kind of slow compared to some of his earlier work.

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When a car is reported stolen, an officer will confirm the report and get the owner’s signature on a form, Lt. Mike Edwards of the department’s investigations procedures unit said. Once that form is signed, the officer will call into the dispatch center and the information — a vehicle’s color, year, make, model, body type and license-plate number — will be tweeted to Twitter followers.

“It’s a force multiplier,” with citizens helping police see stolen vehicles and, hopefully, get them back to their owners more quickly, Edwards said.

Full Story – HERE

The Twitter page – HERE

Interesting idea if it works for them.  I could see it also working in the favor of criminals because they could just ditch a car once it has been tweeted.

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I don’t like to criticize how someone spends their time or money, but that type of customization isn’t my style at all.

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Interesting video.  One more reason to shoot any criminal that might be armed, rather than zap them with a  taser.

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12-3-2010

Interesting looking Wii game for gun lovers:

Looks like an episode of Top Shot (minus the flagrant douchebaggery)

Only $20 at Amazon – HERE

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