We’ve written about the Kafkaesque case of Brian Aitken before. You may have heard about what can happen to someone caught in America’s armpit with so much as a single .22 hollow point round. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the Garden State’s hideous gun laws aren’t his fault. That’s probably true, at least in part. Most of the damage to residents’ civil rights was done before he was ever elected to office. The question is . . .
why is someone like Brian Aitken made to spend even a day behind bars? Why are New Jersey’s law-abiding gun owners presumed to be a danger to society by the state’s law enforcement apparatus? And how is it that someone with so little regard for a fundamental, constitutionally protected civil right is even considered a viable candidate for the most important job in the world?