A Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over Gordon for a traffic violation, but wanted to search his car. Upon discovering a flintlock pistol in the glove compartment, VanGilder said that another deputy wanted to let him go since he knew the firearm was an antique. The Sheriff disagreed. VanGilder was arrested the following morning, and faces up to ten years in prison; three and a half to five years of that sentence must be served before parole can be considered.Right. To make sure that it hasn't been used in any of the stagecoach robberies that have lately plagued the state.
To make things more absurd, the prosecutor in the case told VanGilder’s lawyer–Evan Nappen–who’s in the video, that ballistics test will be run on the firearm.
So, Governor Christie, you gonna pardon this guy or what?
Update: This story is so outrageous that, er, a guy I know ordered a Tanfoglio semi-automatic pistol; steel frame, chambered in .38 Super, with a 17-round magazine. I understand that his new life's ambition is to have a photo taken of himself holding the gun, while leaning against a "Welcome to New Jersey" sign.