New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has granted a pardon to Shaneen Allen, whose 2013 arrest and prosecution for mistakenly having a handgun in her car generated a massive public outcry over her treatment and the Garden State’s strict gun laws. Allen was properly licensed to carry the gun in her home state of Pennsylvania, but New Jersey does not recognize any other state’s permit.
Gov. Chris Christie has granted a pardon to Shaneen Allen, the Pennsylvania mother and gun owner who was arrested in October 2013 for carrying a concealed weapon into New Jersey.
A copy of the pardon is below: