I knew the anti-gun laws in New Jersey were draconian but mere possession can get you 3 years in prison, seems a bit excessive to me.
Exclusive: Decorated Marine fighting for his freedom after mandatory gun sentence | abc11.comExclusive: Decorated Marine fighting for his freedom after mandatory gun sentence
NEW YORK --
In an Eyewitness News exclusive, a Marine veteran is fighting for his freedom after his arrest on gun charges.
Even though the firearm was legal, it wasn't registered in New Jersey. Now he's asking the governor to step in.
To combat gang violence, New Jersey lawmakers several years ago tacked on mandatory sentences for gun-related offenses.
No longer do you have to be in the process of committing a crime with a gun to end up behind bars, simply possessing an un-permitted gun in the state can make you a felon and a prisoner, even if you're like decorated Marine Sergeant Pompey.