New Jersey Man Arrested for Legally Carrying Handgun and Legal Ammunition

The state of New Jersey is starting to become just as difficult a place to carry a weapon lawfully as New York is.

A New Jersey man was arrested after law enforcement stopped him and charged him with transporting a handgun illegally. He was also charged with having illegal ammunition since he had hollow points.

The problem though is that the man is licensed to carry a handgun and the ammunition that he had was legal and is even explicitly mentioned on the New Jersey State Police's webpage.

The site states:

I’m not a police officer, are hollow points legal for me to possess?
Yes. They are legal for purchase and possess in your home or on land owned by you. They are legal to possess and use at a gun range. They are also legal to possess while traveling to and from such places. Ammunition lacking a hollow cavity at the tip, such as those with a polymer filling, are not considered to be hollow point ammunition. An example of this can be seen with the Hornady Critical Defense / Critical Duty, Cor-Bon PowRball / Glaser Safety Slug and Nosler Inc. Defense ammunition.

The underlined portion is the ammunition that he had in his gun.

The latest example involves an African-American security guard, Roosevelt Twyne, who had a handgun carry permit and legal ammunition yet still was arrested over the firearm. The Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski reported that Twyne was arrested by Roselle Park Police last month after he was pulled over because his car windows were tinted too darkly. Police then found the handgun and ammunition and claimed he was illegally carrying a firearm and was in possession of “hollow point ammunition,” even though the ammo he had with him was not that.

“He was arrested for the hollow point ammunition,” Twyne’s attorney, Evan Nappen, told the Free Beacon. “Then they claimed he was transporting his handgun illegally. He had a permit to carry a handgun. The law … makes it clear that it’s illegal to transport unless you are licensed pursuant to chapter 58. And that is precisely what a handgun carry permit is.”

As a result of the arrest, Twyne has been suspended from his job.

This is a perfect example of what police tyranny can do to someone's life. He was illegally arrested and charged with things that he can legally do, and as a result, he was suspended from his job and may be having a hard time providing for any family that he may have as well.

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