New Jersey prosecutor drops prison threat against Pennsylvania gun-carrying mom


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How nice of him! A New Jersey prosecutor has dropped the treat of imprisonment for a Pennsylvania mother who mistakenly brought her legally purchased gun into New Jersey.

Allen was arrested last October after she was pulled over on the Atlantic City Expressway for a minor traffic violation and volunteered to the state trooper that she had a gun in her purse. She erroneously believed that her Pennsylvania carry permit was good in New Jersey, and for that mistake McClain was prepared to put her behind bars for years, separating her from her two young sons. McClain’s predecessor and prosecutors in other counties took a more lenient approach, commonly approving PTI for defendants like her. But until now McClain had argued that New Jersey law did not allow such exceptions.

As a general rule, it is wise to avoid entrance to fascist states. This mother has discovered why in a very blunt manner.

One comment

  • Pzatchok

    Ohio and Pennsylvania have no reciprocity agreement but we on the boarder can, and often do, by Out of State licenses because we often drive into Pennsylvania.

    But I don’t think there has ever been a prosecution of an Ohio resident who erroneously drove into Pennsylvania with their firearm.
    It seems the local prosecutors have taken the position that as long as the handgun stays inside the car then nothing should be done.
    A logical and polite agreement for both states and all sides.

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