There is one chance that you have to demonstrate your dedication to liberty, to show the effects you can have by participating in a worthy cause. Brian Aitken is the father of a young son and is currently imprisoned without cause in New Jersey. The story with backup documentation is here.
Anyone schooled in the legal system understands that getting on the wrong side of the law is an intimidating and humiliating moment rife with consequences for one's family that go way beyond any reasonable limit. When a loved one is charged with a crime instantly the family finances are threatened, the reputation is sullied, rumors persist long after innocence has been vindicated. Newspapers don't keep track of crimes past the sensational and there is nothing sensational about a quite victory. It is shock and headlines that sell papers and fuel the rumor mill.
That Aitken is from Colorado, my home state, only makes this more prescient for me. But, he should not be in jail for any reason. New Jersey laws be damned. The federal government takes great pride in its role as a leveler of the playing field, of establishing universal rules so that innocent people don't get caught up in this sort of mess, but that doesn't seem to extend to anything truly American like the Second Amendment.
Wednesday December 15, 2010 is the day to call into Governor Chris Christie's office and request a pardon for Brian Aitken, to rectify this misapplication of the law. Give Christie an opportunity to stand on principle, to do something good and righteous. Demonstrate your dedication to the Bill of Rights that should prevent any such arrest from taking place.
Go to David Codrea's website for details and call: 609-292-6000 and ask Governor Christie to pardon Brian Aitken.