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A Horrible Injustice In New Jersey

by DC Dalton on September 5, 2014

If you haven't heard the story yet a Pennsylvania single mother of two and a medical professional traveled into New Jersey carrying her legally licensed handgun (licensed in Pa). She had recently bought the handgun and gotten her license to carry after being robbed twice in the span of about a year.

Her mistake was she assumed her PA license was valid in NJ. She was stopped for a minor traffic violation (unsafe lane change) and informed the police officer that she had a gun and a license to carry it from her home state.

She was arrested and spent 40 days in jail before she was granted bail. She is now facing a mandatory 3 years in jail even though she has never been convicted of any crime before. There is also no evidence she intended to use the firearm for any purpose other than self protection. She has lost her job and can not find work because of the notoriety of the case.

The Atlantic county prosecutor, Jim McClain, has refused to allow Ms. Allen to enter New Jersey's diversion program for first time non-violent offenders, which Ms. Allen qualifies for.

You can help this woman by calling or writing the following people:

James P. McLain

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

4997 Unami Boulevard

Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330

(609) 909-7800

(609) 909-7802 FAX

Governor Christopher Christie

Office of the Governor

PO Box 001

Trenton, NJ 08625



New Jersey Attorney General

John Hoffman

Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex

25 Market Street

P.O. Box 080

Trenton, NJ 08625

(609) 292-8740

(609) 292-3508 FAX

Judge Michael Donio

Atlantic County Criminal Court Complex

4997 Unami Blvd.

Mays Landing, NJ 08330

(609) 909-8204

You can also help fight this injustice by donating to any of the funds set up by NJ 2A by visting their website at

No matter what state you are from your support for this woman and the injustice this prosecutor is trying to do to her is invaluable.