PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Rich Zeoli talked to Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia resident who was arrested in New Jersey for having a licensed handgun she registered in Pennsylvania. Earlier this month, Governor Chris Christie granted Allen a full pardon on all of the charges against her.
Allen said she was shocked that her permit was not recognized after she crossed the Delaware River.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Health Officials Seeing Increase In Tick-Borne Diseases
“I thought it was used just like a regular drivers license. [With] a drivers license, you get to go to every state with it. You should go through, state to state, with your firearm. After going through the background check, the interviewing, actually having to wait 30 days for them to come up with a decision, and then granting you your license to carry, and then having to pay for a money order to get it done, it was never told to me…they just give you your license and send you on your happy way.”
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Allen stated she was beyond relieved to receive a pardon from the Governor.
“He was on the phone and he said, ‘Shaneen Allen, I fully grant you a full pardon. You can go tell your family and friends. This was a very easy decision to make. I want to congratulate on it.’ I was like, seriously, oh my God, thank you so much. Now I can go back to work and live my life now. It was a barrier that was really holding me back.”MORE NEWS: 'End Of Watch Ride To Remember': Motorcycle Ride Honoring Fallen Officers Makes Stop In Philadelphia