N.J. Governor Chris Christie asked to pardon man with seven-year jail sentence for gun law violations.

In New Jersey, residents who want to transport firearms legally…

In New Jersey, residents who want to transport firearms legally must request a permit from a local law enforcement office and produce a letter stating why it is necessary for them to carry a gun. In other words, New Jerseyans have to prove need before exercising what many Americans consider a constitutional right.

Twenty-seven-year-old Brian Aitken is learning that the hard way. Arrested in 2009 when police officers found two handguns locked and unloaded in the trunk of his car, Aitken was just sentenced in August to seven years in prison.

Now, protesters across the state are organizing a push for an appeal for the court’s ruling. A “Free Brian Aitken” Facebook page has almost 7,000 fans, the website briandaitken.com was built and a rally will be held Dec. 12, in Towns River, N.J. Aitken’s family is asking Chris Christie to grant clemency — gun control just might be the next test conservatives throw at the New Jersey governor.

A pardon from Christie is far from assured, even if he does have fairly established, conservative credentials.

Source: Amanda Carey for The Daily Caller.

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  • Awlhattin O’Kaddle

    With all the talk about Chris Christie as a potential presidential candidate in 2012, please bear in mind that he is a life-long ardent supporter of any and all GUN CONTROL.

  • UNLOCKED UNLOADED IN TRUNK WHY DID LAW SEARCH HIS CAR ANY WAY SOUNDS LIKE A KANGAROO DEAL

  • This law is contrary to Federal Law and the US Constitution. It can not be allowed to stand.