Some nameless comedian decided to pick up a bit part in an independent film as a drug dealer’s bodyguard. He had an Airsoft gun as a prop. He is now in jail on gun charges.
Because New Jersey, that’s why.
(You gotta f**king problem with that!? Whatcha looking at!? You need me to come over there and knock you upside the head?)
I’m of two minds on this.
On the one hand, it is absolutely ridiculous. An Airsoft gun is not a firearm. He wasn’t using it in a threatening way to commit a crime. So what benefit is it to the peace and tranquility of New Jersey to prosecute this guy and put him in jail?
On the other hand, every egregious and capricious anti-gun act by a state like New Jersey like this, highlights just how completely unreasonable gun laws are in states like New Jersey. The state has become Reductio ad absurdum unto itself. Hopefully it will begin to dawn on the good people of the
petroleum refining and distribution garden state that there government is not there to help them, and they are more likely to be arrested for a toy than be protected from some law abiding citizen and his gun.