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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Retired School Teacher Faces Jail for Possessing Antique Flintlock Pistol

Have you heard about New Jersey retired teacher Gordon Van Gilder?  He's the latest to fall victim to New Jersey's draconian gun laws.  Van Gilder is facing up to 10 years in prison for having an antique flintlock pistol in his car. In the below video, Van Gilder tells NRANews' Ginny Simone about facing the same felony charge for his unloaded mid-1700s firearm as he would for a loaded .44 Magnum.
I've said it before that I'm glad I live in Virginia.  I don't have a lot of hope that this type of thing is going to change anytime in the near future.

Update: The Cumberland County, NJ DA has dropped the charges without comment.  Hat tip to Shall Not Be Questioned.

1 comment:

Ronportsmouth said...

This is insane but expected out of NJ and NY. A bunch of idiots in charge up there and the citizens vote for them. Any free loving American should leave those areas and move to somewhere the US Constitution is respected. I'm sure the Sheriff is a democrat.