Brian Aitken Case: Two of Three Gun-Related Convictions Reversed

I don’t think we blogged about the case, but it got a good deal of attention a couple of years ago; for more, see this Reason piece. Today, a New Jersey appellate court reversed two of Aitken’s three convictions (for unlicensed transportation of a gun and for possession of a high-capacity magazine), and affirmed the third (for possession of hollow-point bullets). A retrial is possible on the unlicensed transportation count, but Governor Christie’s commutation of Aitken’s sentence a while ago “precludes imposition of any custodial sentence following such a retrial.”