This is the second post I’ve given this same title. The previous one also dealt with the state of New Jersey, and referenced an earlier case, State v. Pelleteri from which the quote originated. In that case, an instructor, gun collector and avid shooter was found to be in possession of a Marlin Model 60 tube-fed semi-automatic .22 rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity that exceeded the arbitrary limit of fifteen rounds as established by the New Jersey legislature. That made it an “assault weapon,” and verboten to possess in that “dark and fascist state,” as ex-New Jerseyite GeekWithA.45 has characterized it.
The New Jersey Superior Court proclaimed, as it upheld Mr. Pelleteri’s conviction, “When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his peril.”
Many residents of the dark and fascist state have learned that lesson since.
The most recent is 72 year-old Gordon Van Gilder, arrested for transporting a pistol without a concealed-carry permit. A 300 year-old flintlock pistol. An unloaded 300 year-old flintlock pistol that not even the BATFE considers a “firearm.”
Someone on Facebook posted the graphic below. I think it needs to be tattooed on the foreheads of every member of the New Jersey legislature and every sitting judge in the New Jersey court system:
It’s not about guns. It’s about control.
UPDATE: As of 2/25 the prosecutor in question used “prosecutorial discretion” to drop the case. So they’re not completely insane there, just close.