Security guard get caught in the crossfire of New Jersey gun laws since he was arrested for legally carrying firearms
A New Jersey security guard told Fox & Friends in a Monday interview that current gun laws now work in the opposite direction. The arrest of 25-year-old Roosevelt Twyne called into question the need for strict rules on the seizure of legal weapons and the arrest of licensed firearms holders.
According to police reports, Twyne was stopped for tinting on the windows of his car in February. After several questions, the guard informed the officer that he had a loaded gun with him, he also had permission, but this did not convince the policeman and he arrested Twyne.
“I have my firearm as well and I was just going home, a block away from the house," Twyne told the officer.
After Roosevelt Twyne handed over all the necessary documents to the policeman and honestly answered all the questions. The officer asked Roosevelt to get out of the car and arrested him.
"He asked for me to repeat that or do I have anything to prove it? I told him yes, I gave him all my credentials ... carry permits, license and again informed him I'm just coming home from work. I live a block away. I'm right there," Twyne explained.
Evan Nappen, Twyne's attorney on the morning show said the officer regarded the presence of his client’s weapons as illegal.
"What's happening here is the befuddlement of New Jersey gun laws," Nappen said. "The problem is, you hear a lot about victims of gun violence. We don't hear about...victims of gun laws. The laws being so convoluted and so messed up in terms of trying to do the right thing."
Later, The Roselle Park Police Department explained that the Prosecutor's Office has charged Twyne, as the transport of firearms “was not in compliance with the specifications of the law.”
The court date is set on April 2nd.
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