Skip to comments.Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison
Posted on 07/16/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT by marktwain
Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison
Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She's a single mom working 2 jobs who's already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun.
Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey.
Now she's going to prison.
Allen said that she didn't know her permit didn't apply to New Jersey so when she was stopped for a minor traffic offense she told the police about her gun and her permit to carry. In this case, being honest may have cost her.
"The judge tried to tell me that telling the truth messed me up, my life up and the cop said the same thing. Me opening my mouth and speaking out he said I'm one out of ten people that spoke up and was honest and that got me in trouble," she said.
Allen was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hallow-point bullets which were in the gun. Under New Jersey gun laws, the illegal possession of a gun is a second-degree felony which holds a minimum sentence of three-years in prison.
I hope all you moms demanding "gun sense" are happy. Because your draconian gun laws are working. They're taking dangerous criminals like Shaneen Allen off the streets, and leaving her kids to fend for themselves.
Oh, but wait, elsewhere in New Jersey today
Atlantic City: Shortly before noon a man was shot in the back at the corner of Connecticut and Drexel Avenues.
Camden: 2 people were shot this morning at the Regency House Apartment complex.
Winslow Township: A teen is recovering after a stray bullet hit her through a bedroom wall.
Paterson: A 19 year old man was arrested in the shooting death of 12 year old Genesis Rincon, who was killed while riding her scooter.
Newark: The homicide toll now stands at 44 after Edison Javier Vasquez Naranjo, 27, was found shot outside a home on the 200 block of 4th Street near the city's Branch Brook Park.
Putting a 27 year old single mom in prison surely would have prevented all that, right?
Of course not. Only an idiot, or a member of Moms Demand Action (but I repeat myself), could think otherwise.
All the feel-good legislation in the world wouldn't have stopped today's (or any other) shootings. And locking up Shaneen Allen is a travesty. She'll rot in jail just so preening soccer moms can pat themselves on the back.
Because that's what our state calls "justice" these days.
Wanna bet the doughboy DOES NOT!
I hate, despise, loathe, and f*rt in the general direction of liberals.
I hope and pray that someday, somehow, they will come to their just end...and a just end is not a pleasant one.
Tell me how NJ can cancel out the Constitution? It would appear as if they are infringing upon her RKBA.
I see the NRA had her back.
The Police are not your friends.
Do not talk to them.
Do not volunteer any information.
It’s lucky she didn’t drive into Mexico!
... or have a dog in the car
.....or record the incident
This is becoming more evident every day.
if she were....OTW....thats Other Than White...he might act..
Did the hollow point bullets contain holy water?
Or were they just blessed before loading in the gun?
Except for that problem where he's a fat, liberal pussy. Other than that, yeah, no problem.
Oh, and Shaheen is definitely not guilty, either criminally OR photographically.
And you thought regular personal defense ammunition was expensive.
What does ammo rated for demons cost?
Reminds me of a story about a Marine currently residing in a mexican prison.
In NJ, only gangbangers and mafia are allowed to carry. Krispy kreme doesn’t want any of his homies to get all shot up while running their rackets.
The same way the other 49 States, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Government itself infringe on all of our RKBA. They defecate on the Constitution.
“And you thought regular personal defense ammunition was expensive.
What does ammo rated for demons cost?”
There is a long tradition of clergy blessing weapons.
As others may have guessed, I did not write the article, and am not about to edit someone else’ work without their permission.
Can’t we just cut off New Jersey and float them down to Cuba? They can take Philadelphia and Scranton with them.
In Texas the law says you have a “duty to inform” the police if you have a weapon.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.
Where is doughboy in all of this — breaking doughnuts with the doughnut munchers that arrested her??
I’m willing to bet that Ms. Allen has voted Democrat since she turned 18. I feel bad for her and her children but:
1. She should know exactly which states have reciprocation with PA.
2. Never talk to the Police unless required to.
There is an excellent App called CCW in Google Store (probably Apple store too), that has a map on reciprocation and laws within each state on carrying. I’ve look at it every time I take a trip (and why I will never go to SC).
Please be assured, I was not poking fun at you, but the original author. I did not mean to imply otherwise.
Such typos are great for gathering extra posts and gaining attention to the article.
I actually have a box of .40 SW Hornaday “Zombie Stoppers”. Pretty funny.
As of yesterday's spot prices ...
A 230 gr silver bullet would cost $10.91 in materials. Figure in the brass, powder & primer, you're probably up to about $11.50 per round. A tad expensive ... but then what is your immortal soul worth?
Agree, of course.
Can’t help but note the vicious cycle. By and large, single moms are responsible for the people against which this single mom needs to defend herself.
In MN you have to tell, if you’re asked.
In Texas, we won't put you in jail for a legal firearm.
According to her picture and DL, she is OTW.
Where are Al and Jesse?
There is a similar case where a guy travel thru NJ but stopped at his mothers. His mother was concern that he just divorced his wife and might commit suicide. She called the cops to find him. Cops later located him back at his mothers. When ask where his guns were, he told them they were in his car, because he was moving from his old home to a new apartment at a new out of state location. The cops confirmed the story and the guns were packed in the guys towed trailer on the bottom of all his household items. When the report reached the local DA, the DA decided to press charges. According to NJ law, when traveling to old location to new location, one cannot deviate from a reasonable direct route nor can one make stops along the way. Stopping at his mothers place was a violation of NJ gun transportation laws.
Another similar case involved a former out of state police officer who was traveling thru NJ to his new location out of state. He decided to park in a lot to rest and dozed off. Cops came by an noticed a lone car with driver in it and stopped to check. The awoken driver explained what happen and showed ID. One cop noticed the thru the station wagon window some boxes that look like possible gun cases and ordered a search of the vehicle for firearms. Packed guns were found and the out of state driver was charged with violating NJ transportation of gun laws, person must travel from old location directly to new location. No unreasonable stops allowed. Both of these individuals went to jail. Gov Christie commuted the sentence of the first one, but the arrest is still on his record and his right to own guns in the US is forfeited.
“In Texas the law says you have a duty to inform the police if you have a weapon.”
According to my CCW app (for Texas),
Sec411.187 has been amended effective 9/1/09 to remove any penalty (sec 2a) for breaking 411.205
You are supposed to, but there is no penalty for not doing so. I would confirm this is still accurate, obviously.
They need better proofreaders.
My judge, a very wise man, dismissed the case, admonishing the young man that in the future, when he traveled outside Alaska he should leave his gun at home. Reading what the judge in New Jersey said, namely, that the young mother should not have opened her mouth and everything would have been OK, I question the practical wisdom of this particular judge. His decision not did not do anything to deter crime, it punished an innocent person from protecting herself against it.
This is what gun control is! This is exactly what the Democrats want.
Gun control laws are intended only to prevent honest hard working citizens from being able to defend themselves. That is all they are.
Where Democrat politicians are in charge they make sure that the street criminals and thugs have plenty of guns available. They make sure the violent criminals have nothing to worry about.
A few miles from here a career criminal who killed innocent people and shot a policeman was memorialized and treated like a hero.
Meanwhile honest, hard working citizens are expected to live in fear.
This arrest and prosecution is doubly outrageous given the racist roots of gun control legislation.
It is a law in many states that if you are pulled over by the cops you must disclose that you have a CC permit, even if you do not have the gun in the car. That’s the FIRST thing you say to the cop who pulls you over.
If you do not say it and they run your ID and find out you are a CC permit holder, and you didn’t disclose it up front, you could be in trouble much like this woman was in trouble.
She was probably remembering this law from her CC classes. Too bad that she did not remember the part about different States having different laws.
Another crime with no victim.
On the other hand, the fact that New Jersey does not recognize the permits of its neighbor states is (frankly) stupid--right up there with the REST of their draconian gun laws! Just from my own experience, Kansas had reciprocity agreements with all of its neighbors even before it chose last year to honor all CCWs. That kind of "gun law" just makes sense. If you want to push for "sensible gun laws," that is the first place to start, quickly followed by national CCW reciprocity.
But are the Moms and Mayors going to do that? Of course not.
Of course, without knowing the story it’s premature to lump this particular single mother into that category. There are more ways to become a single mother than just not getting married first.
“She’ll rot in jail just so preening soccer moms can pat themselves on the back.”
This sums it up pretty good.
If she had also been an Illegal Alien then they would have let her go.
Miss Allen is the victim of a crime against the Constitution. Perpetrator is the State of New Jersey.
Also, in another account of this story that I read earlier today, she was pulled over for an unsafe lane change. I noticed one thing right away when I started driving with a gun in my truck....I became the most calm, courteous, law-abiding driver on the road.
I wonder if by breaking the law, they would decline future renewal of the CCW permit.
Should have said she was going to her gay wedding
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