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Shaneen Allen is Basically Free
— GOA thanks its members for sending postcards to Gov. Christie
“I applaud GOA for pushing constitutional carry in the states and concealed carry reciprocity around the country.” — Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN)
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You may remember the story of Shaneen Allen — a mother of two who is a concealed carry permit holder in Pennsylvania, but who was arrested for having her gun in New Jersey.
Yes, Shaneen broke New Jersey law. But the law she broke is clearly in violation of the Second Amendment, which guarantees citizens the right to keep and BEAR arms.
So GOA snail-mailed its members and provided them postcards addressed to Governor Chris Christie, demanding that he put pressure on the prosecutor to drop the case.
Well, National Review published a very encouraging update to this story last week:
The prosecutor in Atlantic County has relented, and Shaneen Allen will be admitted into a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program. In consequence, she will avoid jail time, a felony conviction, and the destruction of her life.
This is great news!
After all, Shaneen did NOT commit a violent crime. She was extremely cooperative with the arresting officer. So much so, he never even would have known about Shaneen’s firearm had she not volunteered the information.
Before the decision to keep Shaneen out of jail, Governor Chris Christie had gone on record saying that he was “monitoring” the case and had hinted at an eventual solution, noting that “the pardon power of the governor is broad and extensive.
GOA defending the right to carry
Shaneen’s ordeal should be coming to an end soon. But not so for many other gun owners. And that’s why Gun Owners of America has pursued a multi-pronged attack to prevent future Shaneen Allens from being persecuted:
* In the courts, GOA and its foundation (GOF) have helped defend the right of gun owners by challenging “may issue” carry laws — all of which are discretionary and discriminatory.
* At the state level, GOA has pushed constitutional carry laws that recognize the right of citizens to carry guns without getting permission from government officials.
* And at the federal level, GOA has lobbied for reciprocity legislation to ensure that people like Shaneen Allen can travel out-of-state without sacrificing their right to protect themselves or their families.
GOA pushing legislation to solidify out-of-state carrying of guns
Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) authored H.R. 578, which is, unquestionably, the best reciprocity bill in the Congress — given that it doesn’t force constitutional carry states to adopt permit systems.
Put another way: Other reciprocity bills in Congress would force gun owners, in constitutional carry states like Arizona or Vermont, to first get a carry permit before traveling armed into other states.
The beauty of Stutzman’s bill is that it’s constitutional carry-friendly. His language protects the God-given right to protect oneself while traveling, while honoring federalist principles at the same time.
But until Stutzman’s bill becomes law, gun owners will need to remain vigilant in helping their fellow brothers and sisters in arms who are persecuted by aggressive, unscrupulous prosecutors.
So thank you, once again, to everyone who sent their postcards to Governor Chris Christie. Your activism makes a difference!
Mark Levin, Congressman Jim Jordan, Alan Robertson, Stacey Dash, Larry Kudlow and Cleta Mitchell highlighted the MRC’s “2014 Gala featuring the DisHonors Awards: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporting,” presented on Thursday night, September 25, before an audience of 900 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition to the presentation of the DisHonors Awards videos in four categories and a look at some “funny clips,” the audience decided Eleanor Clift had earned the Quote of the Year dishonor. Mark Levin received the MRC’s eighth annual “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.”
On Friday night, Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her first child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, and ABC and NBC predictably swooned over the event and hyped the impact this could have on Hillary Clinton’s political future. During Sunday’s Good Morning America’s ABC’s Mara Schiavocampo gushed: “While America waits for Hillary’s decision if she’ll run for President, a more important duty calls for now, diaper duty.” On Saturday’s NBC Nightly News, reporter Kristen Welker turned to liberal historian Michael Beschloss who eagerly declared: “Chelsea Clinton has been famous, world famous since she was about 12 years old. So it’s almost like the British royal family.”
The 2014 midterms may be building towards a Republican wave, but the elections in 39 days have drawn little interest from the networks. NBC and CBS on Thursday made exceptions, but only to highlight GOP struggles and embarrassments. Awkward, uncomfortable examples involving Democrats have been either ignored or severely minimized. On Today, Peter Alexander played grainy video of a married GOP representative in an embrace with a staffer. Alexander reminded viewers that “this is likely the last time” they saw “the co-called kissing Congressman, Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister.” The reporter needled, “Instead, McAllister promised to not run for reelection. He broke that vow.”
Thanks to his stonewalling of the House of Representatives investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, in 2012 Eric Holder became the first Attorney General held in contempt by Congress. Maybe his resignation on Thursday will revive the story for the three broadcast network evening newscasts, but don’t count on it. With Sharyl Attkisson no longer working at CBS News, there is no broadcast journalist who has shown any interest in pursuing this disgraceful story. In fact, as the MRC documented after the 2012 re-election of President Obama, Holder’s Fast and Furious scandal was just one of the many stories the broadcast evening newscasts censored that year.
Appearing on MSNBC’s NewsNation on Thursday to react to Attorney General Eric Holder announcing his resignation, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd had the audacity to proclaim that Holder “wasn’t political at all” during his tenure at the Justice Department. This is the same Eric Holder who declared America to be a “nation of cowards” on race, was held in contempt of Congress for not handing over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, and who just in April implied to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network that Republican criticism of him and President Obama was racially motivated.
Of the three broadcast evening newscasts Thursday night, only the CBS Evening Newsoffered a full report on the resignation of controversial Attorney General Eric Holder. NBC Nightly News only offered a news brief on the topic, while ABC’s World News amazingly skipped the news completely – though it did find the time to provide a full segment on Yankees captain Derek Jeter retiring. On Friday’s morning shows, the pattern was similar.CBS This Morning featured another full story on Holder’s contentious tenure at the Justice Department while NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America each included mere seconds of coverage. However, both NBC and ABC devoted full reports to Jeter.
The three major networks have obsessed over every detail of the football scandal involving Ray Rice and what the NFL knew. Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS have ignored the compelling story of Shaneen Allen, a single mother who faced prison for taking her legally-owned firearm into the state of New Jersey. The football connection? The prosecutor who declined to go after Rice for punching his then-fiancee is the same man who wanted to send Allen to jail for 11 years.
Rosie O’Donnell, a 9/11 truther and general conspiracy theorist, on Wednesday delved into the reasons behind Barack Obama’s air strikes against Syria. The View co-host insisted that there is a “financial agenda” in the United States’s actions, lecturing her co-hosts: “I can’t get out of my head the fact that Syria has a lot of oil. A lot of oil. Not a lot of oil in Rwanda or the Congo. Atrocities there all the time.”
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