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In 2010 Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing firearms he legally owned. He lost everything, including custody of his son, for a crime he did not commit. After spending four months behind bars, Governor Chris Christie demanded his release. This is his story. Join Brian at 9pm on Wednesday, November 26 to learn about his story and book!

“I read the book in one setting. Stupendous achievement. Searing. Infuriating. Uplifting. All at once. Brian Aitken has written a searing memoir about his experiences inside a legal system that has lost its moral compass… That he can write about his ordeal with such dignity and even humor is a testament to Brian’s courage, his integrity, and his compassion.” – Clark Neily III, Senior Attorney at the Institute for Justice

“Brian Aitken’s memoirs show the dark side of a liberal desire to make the world safer.” – Reason Magazine

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