New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- As you are probably already aware, the Atlantic County Prosecutor, James P. McClain, has decided to prosecute Shaneen Allen to the fullest extent of the law.
This is in spite of the fact that, when she entered New Jersey with her legally owned, defensive firearm in her purse, she was unaware that her Pennsylvania carry permit was not valid in NJ.
While it can be argued that she should have known, her alleged crime most definitely does NOT rise to the level of a Second Degree felony, carrying a maximum sentence of *TEN* years in prison. With no prior record and no criminal intent, this young mother of two was a prime candidate for pre-trial intervention (PTI).
Indeed, the Director of PTI thought so. However, the prosecutor made her the “generous” offer of three years in prison. She of course turned this “offer” down and is now facing the maximum sentence of ten plus years.
The NJ2AS is fully engaged in helping this young woman to avoid this overly harsh sentence. We have launched a nationwide campaign to inform our fellow freedom lovers across the country of her dire situation. To this end we have joined forces with a number of national rights activists including Mr. Tom Gresham of Gun Talk Radio and Mr. Alan Gottlieb, the Executive Director of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). These organizations are among the most activeof the 2A rights groups working for the right to keep and bear arms in New Jersey. Together with the NJ2AS, they are working to raise awareness among their followers about the mistreatment of Ms. Allen.
We are also working to inform the citizens of Atlantic County of this injustice. To that end, we have initiated the NJ Billboard Campaign.
In addition to appearing on various radio shows and podcasts around the country, and the Billboard Campaign mentioned above, the NJ2AS is also working with the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA.org) to distribute pamphlets throughout the Atlantic County area, to inform the residents of their rights and responsibilities as citizens and jurors. We need individuals who are willing and able to hand out pamphlets in the area. Proper training will be provided. If you would like to help this woman avoid a long prison term for a simple mistake, please go to the NJ2AS FULLY INFORMED JURY PROJECT event and sign up. We need as many volunteers as possible both for weekdays and weekends.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF SHANEEN ALLEN AND HOW YOU CAN HELP CLICK HERE!
New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com