The thing that strikes me most about this case is the realization that no one is immune to the stresses and misfortunes of life, but that is not a legal basis for the state to strip us of our rights. That and if a judge won’t follow the plainly written law, why should anyone?
This guy checked with the New Jersey State Police on how he could legally transport his firearms. There are clear statutes regarding how this can be done. He followed them. But yet this judge decided not to inform the jury of these exemptions, and the guy sits in jail, wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.
If we can’t count on our judges to uphold the laws as they are written, not how they might wish them to be written, who can we trust?