"I got six months probation before adjudication on my record, and I didn't do anything wrong," Mr. Tonnesen said. "My father gave me my first rifle when I was eight. I have respect for guns and know how to use them. A terrible injustice happened to me, and it's a phenomenal waste of the state's resources that the governor should be aware [of]."
"It was unloaded and stuffed into a bag far from me," Mr. Tonnesen told The Times. "There's scanners in Maryland that scan every tag, and Florida is one of their target vehicles. They'll find whatever reason they can to pull you over."