72 Year Old Gordon VanGilder is Facing Up to 10 Years in Prison for Having an Antique 1700′s Flintlock Pistol in his Car
THIS WEEKS, THIS IS WHAT TYRANNY LOOKS LIKE MOMENT OF THE WEEK … NEW JERSEY, THE
GARDEN TYRANNY STATE.
If this New Jersey resident is found guilty and is sentenced to prison time, then this country is lost. Here is today’s quiz, 72 year old Gordon VanGilder is facing up to 10 years in prison for having the which of the following guns in his possession?
- a Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic
- a Smith and Wesson .357 revolver
- an AK-47 or AR-15
- 1770′s Flintlock Pistol
If you answered #4, an 18th century flintlock pistol, you would be correct. In what might be one of the greatest overreach of government and assault on the 2nd Amendment, 72 year old Gordon VanGilder, a former school teacher of 34 years, was pulled over by Cumberland County police. He was later arrested by multiple police officers, hand cuffed and perp walked to the police cruiser for the possession of an antique 1700′s flintlock pistol that could never be mistaken as a self-defense type weapon. In fact the pistol is celebrating its 300th birthday. The entire miscarriage of justice began when VanGuider was pulled over by a Sheriff’s deputy for a minor traffic violation.
WITH ALL THE FRIGGING CRIME YOU HAVE IN NEW JERSEY AND YOU HARASS A 72 YEAR OLD WITH A FLINTLOCK BECAUSE YOU CAN … YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. BECAUSE I GET A FLINTLOCK AND AN UZI AND MAC-10 CONFUSED ALL THE TIME.
Please watch the below VIDEO and see a real case of police overreach and thanks to the libs and RINO’s in the NJ State legislature, what tyranny looks like. How ironic that we would be discussing a story like this, a day after George Washington’s birthday. You remember him New Jersey, the same guy who before becoming the first President of the United States was a military general during the War of Independence and fought campaigns in New Jersey. Hey maybe he and other might have even used this relic that you are now looking to make a 73 year old man’s life miserable.
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, meaning the state views van Gilder’s possession of an antique on par with him possessing a .44 Magnum.
The day after van Gilder told a deputy during a routine traffic stop about his antique gun, four law enforcement officers showed up at his house to arrest him.
Evan Nappen, an attorney who specializes in gun law cases and is representing Mr. Van Gilder, says that even a plea agreement that avoids jail time but convicts Mr. Van Gilder of a felony would likely jeopardize his teacher’s pension he spent 34 years earning, Legal Insurrection reported.
“It’s a mid-1700s flintlock bonafide antique pistol, unloaded, and yet he’s facing the same draconian penalty as if he had a .44 magnum loaded on his person. It doesn’t matter. There’s no distinction,” Mr. Nappen said.
Mr. Nappen said the prosecutor in the case even asked for ballistics testing on the black powder gun — an exercise that experts in the video argued is futile on such an old firearm.
Mr. Van Gilder said he refuses to spend what could be the rest of his life behind bars and declared he isn’t going to go down without a fight.