72-Year-Old Faces 10 Years for Owning Flintlock Pistol in New Jersey

Among the most staggeringly moronic arguments ever made by liberal authoritarians is that the Founding Fathers only intended for the Second Amendment to apply to muskets. But would progressives even allow us to have muskets? Not in deep blue New Jersey, as Gordon van Gilder learned:

He had an unloaded antique 300-year-old flintlock pistol in his glove compartment, and he told a sheriff’s deputy about it.

That was his undoing. …

The retired teacher is facing a possible 10 years in prison — and the jeopardization of his pension — all because New Jersey state law classifies antique firearms the same way it classifies regular guns…

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“Beware of New Jersey,” he told the National Rifle Association. “Don’t come here. Don’t live here.”

It would be wise to apply that advice to any part of the country where the Constitution is no longer honored.

On tips from Stormfax and F.D.R. in Hell. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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