Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Jersey: Pardons

NJ.com reports Gov. Christie has "pardoned two more out-of-state residents -- both military veterans -- who were convicted of carrying their legally owned firearms into New Jersey" - Michael A. Golden (NM) and James Michael Thaddeus Peterson (NC) . Golden, a 68 year old former Army medic and with a Purple Heart, was arrested in 2013 for having a handgun in hotel room. Pederson was arrested in 2014 for possessing a handgun after an altercation. He was "a corporal in the Marine Corps and now serves as Director of Veterans Services for Moore County in North Carolina."

NJ.com writes, "Under New Jersey law, people with gun permits from out of state must keep their weapons unloaded and locked in their vehicle's trunk or stored in a secure container when they travel through the Garden State" and Christie "has now signed 14 gun-related pardons in his seven and a half years as governor, many for veterans. Most have come in the years since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2015."

Christie says, "We need to be smarter about the way we do this ... What I don't want is for folks to feel like they can't come into our state, and be able to travel through it, or visit it, and have to make sure they go on the internet and look up exactly how you're supposed to be dealing with the gun laws." See story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Governor Christie pardoning deserved citizens is great. Now it is President Trump's turn to do the same.

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