In county where Rice avoided punishment, woman faces 11 years for minor gun infraction

Here is a nasty example of anti gun laws really hurting people.

The Rice altercation and the arrest of Shaneen Allen took place in the same jurisdiction with the same prosecutor but may have very different outcomes.

Allen was driving in New Jersey when she was stopped by police for a simple traffic violation. In the car with her was her new handgun.

“When I went into my purse to give my license and registration, I also gave him my license to carry with it,” she said. “That’s when I told him, I have my firearm on me.”

Trouble is, Allen’s license to carry was for her home state of Pennsylvania, just across state lines from where she was pulled over in New Jersey.

She said she had no idea it didn’t transfer from state to state. She had just bought the gun a week earlier after being mugged.

Still, the single mother of two was handcuffed and arrested on the spot, charged with both illegal possession of a firearm and possession of hollow-point ammunition. Allen’s now facing more than 11 years in prison.

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