Recently, a commenter posted on the NCGunOwners.com (NCGO) web forum about a possible pending felony charge in NJ and how it would effect his ability to purchase a firearm here in NC. He’s an NC CHP holder who was pulled over for a traffic violation in NJ, and he informed the police officer of his concealed handgun during the traffic stop, at which point he was arrested. After answering his original question, I couldn’t help but re-read some of the things he posted and make some comparisons to the Shaneen Allen case.
- Both this poster and Sheneen Allen are not residents of NJ
They both have valid CHP’s in their home states
They both were pulled over for a traffic violation, and notified the police officer of their concealed handgun
They were both arrested
That’s about where the similarities end. The poster on NCGO stated that he was in New Jersey for under 5 hours, including his time at the police station, whereas Ms. Allen was arrested and jailed for 46 days.
Why the double standard NJ? Why are these cases being treated differently?