By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
On Friday, the Administration announced that Christie has pardoned Capt. Robert Alan White, a U.S. Army Ranger from Virginia, who was arrested backed in 2014 for illegal weapons possession.
It’s a sadly familiar story for New Jersey residents.
The ranger was on vacation and only passing through Montvale at the time of his arrest. White’s valid Virginian ‘Resident Concealed Handgun Permit’ for his legally-owned Springfield XD9 9 mm pistol (which was unloaded and secured in a case) isn’t honored in New Jersey. White ultimately entered the pre-trial intervention but simultaneously applied for a pardon last October.
New Jersey does not offer reciprocity for concealed carry permits. Guns must be unloaded and securely stored in the trunk. New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) is spearheading efforts to achieve nation-wide reciprocity.