The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Now the legal saga that kept the Pennsylvania mother of two in jail for 48 days has helped inspire a measure… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 26th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, News | Tags: Concealed Carry, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Gun Rights, New Jersey, Second Amendment, Shaneen Allen | Comments Off on Pardoned by Christie, Shaneen Allen pushed for change to U.S. gun laws
The U. S. House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 today, 231-198 with six Democrats voting ‘Aye.’ Fourteen Republicans voted against the bill, including Chris Smith and Leonard Lance of New Jersey. Congressman Frank Pallone, who along with Smith represents Monmouth County, voted against the bill.
“Today, the House took action to protect our citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in a statement. “The truth is that concealed carry laws save lives. Right now, current law creates confusion for people who cross state borders with a lawful concealed carry permit. The legislation passed by the House today ensures that people who carry their legal firearm across state borders are protected under the law.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Frank Pallone, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Concealed Carry, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman Leonard Lance, Gun Rights, New Jersey, Second Amendment | 1 Comment »
Hisashi K.D. Pompey, Marine veteran from Virginia convicted under New Jersey’s draconian gun laws of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, will not have to report to State Prison on Monday. Governor Chris Christie commuted Pompey’s sentence to time served today.
Pompey was arrested on December 16, 2011 and convicted in 2013, according to the Governor’s Order. According to published reports, Pompey brought his gun, which was licensed in his home state of Virginia, into a Fort Lee nightclub. A friend took the gun from the Marine’s holster. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Pompey was facing a 5 year prison term with a provision that he serve a minimum of three years.
Pompey’s application for a full pardon is still under review by the Governor’s Office, according to Chief Counsel Gregory Acquaviva’s letter to his attorney, Evan Nappen of Eatontown.Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: Evan Nappen, Governor Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Hisashi K.D. Pompey, New Jersey Gun Laws | 3 Comments »
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama launched his unilateral attempt to crack down on illegal gun purchases on Tuesday, blaming the “constant excuses for inaction” from Congress as justification for his exercise of executive power. But in an emotional address quoting the Bible, the Constitution and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama also tacitly acknowledged the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: 2A, Barack Obama, Gun Rights, Guns | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — A commission created by Gov. Chris Christie to examine New Jersey’s tough gun ownership and possession laws on Monday recommended the laws be loosened to allow broader access to those seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense. The New Jersey Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission was established on the eve of Christie’s… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 22nd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Gun Rights, Guns, Second Amendment | Tags: 2A, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, NJ Gun Rights, Second Amendment | 3 Comments »
TRENTON — For the second time this month, the state Assembly failed to corral enough votes to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would involve police in deciding whether a person with a documented mental illness can get a gun permit. The Assembly voted 51-17 with nine abstentions, which count as no votes.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Christie override, Gun bill, Gun Rights, NJ Assembly | 1 Comment »
A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Guns, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2A, Elizabeth J. Griffith, Ellis Island, Gun Rights, Guns, Jersey City, NJ Gun Laws, Reciprocity, Second Amendment | Comments Off on Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip
TRENTON — At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists. The governor also signaled support for loosening New Jersey’s strict gun control laws. Reacting to the June 3 death of 39-year-old Berlin… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, 2A, Carol Bowne, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey, Second Amendment | 3 Comments »
Says she will introduce legislation bringing New Jersey’s treatment of antique guns in line with federal standards
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) said yesterday that the charges gun charges against a 72 retired teacher for transporting a 300 year old antique flintlock pistol are “ludicrous” and that the Cumberland County Prosecutor should dismiss the case.
Gordon Van Gilder, who taught in Millville for 34 years, faces 10 years in prison and the loss of his pension after a traffic stop last November during which he disclosed to the Cumberland Sheriff’s Officer who stopped him that he had the antique gun, unloaded , in his car. Van Gilder’s attorney, Evan Nappen, said that his client was carrying a collectible and is being charged as if he was carrying a loaded .44 magnum.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Caroline Casagrande, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Caroline Casagrande, Cumberland County, Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Evan Nappen, Gordon Van Gilder, Gun Rights, Guns | 33 Comments »