Published on Saturday, March 01, 2014
Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- News is breaking that an outspoken critic of New Jersey’s draconian gun laws is being actively targeted with an arrest warrant issued by the New Jersey State Police.
With less then 72 hours before a scheduled Law and Public Safety Committee Hearing on Assembly Bill A2006, a New Jersey proposed law to limit magazine capacity to a maximum of ten rounds of ammunition. Additionally the Assembly Bill A2006 would ban more than 30 models of common .22 plinking rifles. Is it coincidental that the New Jersey State Police should suddenly find need to issue a warrant for Mr. Kaleda’s arrest only days before he would be expected to appear and testify at this type of hearing?
James Kaleda, is a well known outspoken critic of New Jersey gun laws and New Jersey Assembly abuses of parliamentary procedure. Mr. Kaleda was famously thrown out of a similar hearing last year by Democrat George Norcross for being “Out of Order“. Today via social media Mr. Kaleda revealed that he received a phone call from the New Jersey State Police that a warrant has been issued for his arrest over allegations of falsifying portions of an application for a New Jersey Non-Resident Firearms Owner ID Card.
Mr. Kaleda was understandably and wisely reluctant to say exactly what the allegations were when I spoke to him, but he did acknowledge that the State Police contacted him approximately two weeks ago and suggested there was a problem with his paperwork and offered an opportunity to “come in and make corrections”. Mr. Kaleda declined, correctly deducing that presenting himself to make such changes would be viewed as an implicit acknowledgement of actually committing the offense of falsifying the document, essentially admitting to guilt of a technical violation.
It is one of the worst kept secrets in the country that New Jersey’s byzantine gun laws are enforced to a hyper technical level against its’ citizens (read Brian Aitken) and visitors alike (read Greg Revell). Even minor paperwork issues regarding New Jersey gun laws are routinely used as a cudgel to batter people into submission.
Mr. Kaleda previously obtained a valid New Jersey Resident Firearms Owner ID Card as well as numerous Pistol Purchase Permits and successfully purchased firearms in New Jersey without a hint of trouble when he was a resident of the state.
Is this a coincidence? Could Mr. Kaleda have a technical error that has run him afoul of the complex New Jersey gun laws, very possibly. But the timing and allegations against Mr. Kaleda are highly suspect. A targeted effort to silence one of the most vocal and outspoken critics of New Jersey’s gun laws and prevent him from attending the scheduled Law and Public Safety Committee hearing on A2006 is not out of the realm of possibilities in New Jersey.