This Man Lost Everything When He Was Sent to Prison Despite Not Breaking Any Laws

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This is what firearm owners mean when we say we’re criminals the moment we pay for our first firearm.

Brian Aitken is a normal, law abiding citizen; at the time of his arrest he still had student loans, a wife and a young child.

Everything changed when he was arrested and sent to serve time for something which was actually legal.  

While he was moving from Colorado to New Jersey, Brian was pulled over
and had his vehicle searched despite not being suspected of a crime. In
the car he had two locked, unloaded and legally purchased firearms. The
law specifically outlines an exemption clause which allows the
transportation of legally owned firearms while in the process of moving.
During the trial, the jury even asked the judge 3 times if they could
rule based on this law but the requests were denied!

Brian was sentenced to 7 years for doing something that was legal, he
was not breaking the law, he fell victim to a judge applying the rules
how he saw fit. Thankfully, the governor of New Jersey released Brian
early, but the NJ supreme court refuses to hear his case and his status
as a convicted felon means he cannot see his son.

He is now raising money for a book through Indiegogo which he well then
use the proceeds of to take his case to the US Supreme Court. No matter
what side you are on in the gun control debate, this is a case of severe



4 thoughts on “This Man Lost Everything When He Was Sent to Prison Despite Not Breaking Any Laws

  1. why wouldn’t he have legal financial recourse from the state?
    Looks like a sharp attorney would jump all over this case to represent the man.
    Sue the state for financial damages… clearly, that happened to him.

  2. Why can’t he see his son? I know people who have felonies who see their kids and even live with them am I missing something?

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