4/03/2015

Gov Christie pardons Pennsylvania mom who brought her permitted concealed handgun into New Jersey

Shaneen Allen's life isn't going to be the same.  This mother of two was arrested in October 2013 for having her loaded .380 handgun in her car.  When she was pulled over by the police she immediately informed the officer that she had a gun.  Worse she had hollow point bullets, bullets that are illegal in New Jersey.  But bullets that make a lot of sense for a small woman who wants to make sure that she is able to stop a large man who attacks her.  I can only image the costs that have been imposed on her over 2.5 years.  From Fox News:
. . . Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, initially said he would let the case play out in the state's judicial system. He said recently he would consider changing the state's gun laws, but that the Democratic legislature has no appetite for that and instead he would do what was in his purview, such as pardons . . . .
The case drew national attention, in part because the same Atlantic County prosecutor and judge who signed off on pre-trial intervention for former NFL star Ray Rice, who knocked his then-fiancee out in an Atlantic City hotel elevator last year, denied the opportunity to Allen. 
At least the pardon will end her legal problems. 

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OpenID valentsgrif said...

What about the dozens of other arrests of otherwise law abiding people from other states who also got inadvertently jammed up in that state? This lady should have been pardoned, but I can't help but feel that her being a black, female had everything to do with it.

4/07/2015 3:22 PM  

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