New Jersey manages to arrest a corrections officer for carrying a gun

New Jersey manages to arrest a corrections officer for carrying a gun
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New Jersey’s history with Second Amendment rights has been sketchy, to put it mildly. It’s a fact which dogged Governor Chris Christie on the campaign trail right up until he dropped out of the presidential race a few weeks ago and little has changed recently. But one rather commonplace traffic accident has brought the issue back to light this week and it represents yet another test for both the Governor and the voters in terms of gun rights. A Pennsylvania corrections officer was involved in a car crash in January on his way back from Atlantic City and when New Jersey police arrived on the scene he informed them that he had his handgun in the car. (Which you should always do when speaking with the police.) What happened in the days that followed is the stuff of parody. (Yahoo News)

A Pennsylvania corrections officer who says he was the victim of a car accident in New Jersey ended up facing charges himself when he told police he had a handgun.

Raymond Hughes told The Associated Press on Friday that he and his wife were on their way home from a concert and dinner in Atlantic City last month when the crash occurred in Glassboro.

He told police he had a handgun under his seat, and officers secured his personal 9mm Glock handgun while he went to the hospital, he said. But days later, he was charged with not having a New Jersey permit despite having a license to carry in neighboring Pennsylvania.

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