Within the next few weeks, the law-abiding citizens of the State of California will find that their constitutionally guaranteed rights to self-defense and to be secure in their personal records against "unreasonable searches and seizures" have been violated once again. On February 1, the provisions of a 2009 law — AB 962 — will go into effect, with new reporting requirements for the purchase of ammunition, and the essential elimination of the rights of Californians to order ammunition from out of state.
"It's a big problem, and from the number of cases, it's something we shouldn't ignore." So spoke Drug Enforcement Administration official Lawrence Payne about steroid use increase among police officers. "It's not that we set out to target cops,” he continued, “but when we're in the middle of an active investigation into steroids, there have been quite a few cases that have led back to police officers."
On Monday, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey signed an order commuting Brian Aitken's sentence from seven years to time served.
Aitken was convicted in early 2009 in New Jersey for illegally possessing two handguns, a "high capacity magazine," and hollow point ammunition, all of which he purchased legally from a Bass Pro Shop outlet in Colorado.
“What I understand was, they were trying to take his wife. So what he did was defend his family, and the guys got what they deserved.” So spoke customer Theresa Arellano to Fox 26 in Houston about Thursday’s attempted robbery at the jewelry store owned for 22 years by Ramon Castillo, 52, and his wife Eva, 48.