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.