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Philadelphia Daily News: Christie Frees Man in Gun Case

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave the Aitken family all they wanted for Christmas Monday.

Christie signed a letter ordering Brian Aitken, a New Jersey man sentenced to seven years in jail for having weapons he legally purchased in Colorado, to be released from Mid-State Correctional Facility as soon as possible.

Aitken, 27, was sentenced in August to seven years after a January 2009 arrest at his parent’s home in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. Aitken’s mother called the police on him after he was distraught over a custody issue and police found handguns, hollow point bullets, and high capacity magazines in a box in the trunk of his car.

I find it absolutely amazing that it had to come to this, but that’s the People’s Republic of New Jersey for you.

Actually, given what I’ve seen of Gov. Chris Christie so far (especially his great interview on 60 Minutes this weekend I watched while washing a too-big-to-tumble comforter at a nearby laundromat), perhaps it is a little unfair to continue characterizing the Garden State as the “People’s Republic.”  After all, when it comes to the looming state budget crisis, Christie may be the most proactive state-level chief executive out there.

Furthermore, I’ve always considered him a little light on a few key issues for conservatives, including the gun issue.  This Christmastime pardon was a nice start, but the good governor really needs to rethink the state’s entire attitude toward firearms, self-defense, and individual freedom.  I hope he does.



  1. Gail B. says:

    Good for the governor! (The “gun case” was probably claustrophobic!)

    Well, the judge’s decision was in error.

    The judge was not reappointed by Christie because — well, read the story and click on a background link! Has to do with an animal cruelty case being dismissed against a police officer!

    Uh, I thought gun ownership was allowed by the Second Amendment…”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

  2. Bob Upton says:

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    If the founding fathers had known how foolish and ignorant people could become they would have worded the Second Amendment something like this…

    ” A well trained, disciplined and equipped force comprised of common, able-bodied citizens, which can be called out by an individual state in a time of war, invasion or insurrection, being a necessity to maintain the security of the all of the freedoms of our individual states and their Union, the absolute right of each individual citizen to own and possess firearms and other weapons, be proficient in their use, and to carry those weapons when and where they choose, shall in no way be hindered, regulated or prohibited anywhere within these states united.”

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bob; And they also would have left out the stupid term General Welfare in the constitution.

  4. Gail B. says:

    Bob Upton–

    Our Founding Fathers had no idea that our schools would have deteriorated to this point or that Progressives would have infiltrated our government and rewritten our history.

    I read the interests of my step-granddaughter (a high school graduate) on FaceBook and was SHOCKED to learn the inane topics that are important to her. The kids care nothing about anything for the most part except their “stuff,” their music, their entitlements, and what the government can give them. We should really appreciate students like Jesse Civello! He actually USES his brain! He can also WRITE!


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