‘Hard-Working Single Mom’ Legally Purchased Handgun Following Two Robberies – Now She Might Go to Jail After Admitting She Had It
How about actually tracking down the people who robbed her and putting them in jail? A Philadelphia mom is facing up to three years in jail on weapons charges after admitting she had a legally purchased handgun during a traffic stop.
Shaneen Allen has a gun permit in her home state of Pennsylvania, but didn’t know the permit wasn’t recognized in New Jersey, where she was pulled over.
“She voluntarily and honestly told the officer that she had her licensed handgun and gave him her license to carry,” Allen’s attorney Evan Nappen told WCAU, noting that the mother of two said she did not know it was illegal to carry her handgun as she traveled through the state.
“She’s a hard-working single mom,” he added. “It’s really crazy that New Jersey is taking someone who’s got no criminal record and was doing nothing wrong – other than a minor traffic violation – and making it into a felony-level conviction with minimal mandatory time.”
This is what gun control looks like. The police use it to oppress citizens who most need firearms for self-defense, while doing absolutely nothing to stop hardened criminals from getting their hands on guns and putting them to use.