Chris Christie Pardons Woman Who Accidentally Broke NJ Gun Law

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 02, 2015 3:00 PM
Chris Christie Pardons Woman Who Accidentally Broke NJ Gun Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) has pardoned Shaneen Allen, the woman who made the news in 2013 after she was arrested for bringing a gun into New Jersey. Allen was a legal gun owner in Pennsylvania, and had no prior legal record. She was not aware of New Jersey's strict gun control laws until she was arrested following a traffic violation.

Allen was originally going to be sentenced to jail, but was placed into a diversion program following public outcry about the case.

The text of Christie's pardon:

New Jersey's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.