NJ Lawmaker Introduces ‘Shaneen’s Law’ for Out-of-State Gun Owners

New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer has introduced 'Shaneen's Law,' giving judges discretion when dealing with gun owners from out of state.

Concealed carrier Shaneen Allen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison for unknowingly Violating NJ Gun Laws. (Photo: Facebook)
Concealed carrier Shaneen Allen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison for unknowingly Violating NJ Gun Laws. (Photo: Facebook)

New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer (R-Jackson) has introduced a bill which would give judges discretion when dealing with gun owners from out of state.

According to the Associated Press, “Shaneen’s Law” was introduced in response to the Shaneen Allen case. Allen — a 27-year-old mother from Philadelphia — was arrested in New Jersey last year for unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of hollow-point bullets, despite the fact that she has a concealed carry permit for the state of Pennsylvania.

Allen now faces three-and-a-half years in prison, which is the mandatory minimum sentence for out-of-state residents who violate New Jersey’s gun laws.

As the AP reports, Dancer said it was unreasonable for gun owners to know the gun laws for each individual state. He added that the proposed bill would give New Jersey judges discretion with cases involving out-of-state residents, provided they don’t have a criminal record, are not associated with any street gangs, and are in full compliance with the gun laws in their home state.

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