By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, responding to the plight of a retired Millville teacher facing a 2nd degree felony charge (and many years in jail) for possession of an antique “Queen Anne” flintlock pistol, is introducing corrective legislation.
“There is a complete lack of common sense when a 72-year-old man is facing a decade in prison for possessing an unloaded, 300-year-old antique pistol,” said Casagrande on Thursday. “Granting this exemption will put New Jerseyin line with federal law that already exempts the possession of historic firearms manufactured prior to 1898. Hopefully, the Cumberland County prosecutor will acknowledge the ludicrous nature of charging a man with no prior history and simply dismiss this case.”
We’ll provide you with details when they’re available. The federal Gun Control Act of 1968 defines “antique” antique but exemptions vary between states.
Frankly, I’m still upset that we even need to have this conversation, Save Jerseyans…