NJ Governor Finally Commutes Marine Cop’s 3-Year Prison Term For “Mistakenly” Bringing Gun to NJ
APRIL 17, 2017
Six years ago, active duty Marine policeman brought his licensed, legal sidearm into New Jersey. That action led to him being sentenced to three years in prison. However, Governor Chris Christie finally felt enough heat and commuted his sentence on Friday.
Marine Sergeant Hisashi Pompey’s decorated and honorable military police career was ended when he was convicted for simply having his legally purchased and licensed gun with him the State of New Jersey. In full violation of the protections of the God-given rights of the people to keep and bear arms, New Jersey was ready to throw this veteran in prison for something he allegedly served to protect, a right.
According to WUSA, in 2011, Pompey left Quantico, Virginia and went to New Jersey to visit family. While attending a night club with friends, then-active duty sergeant, who was still in uniform, went to grab his bag from a friend’s car. At that time, another friend emerged from a fight with blood on his face, grabbed the gun from Pompey’s holster and carried it into a confrontation with police, according to ABC11.
No shots were fired, but Pompey and his friend were arrested.
“We’re all humans,” Pompey said. “Humans make mistakes.”
“I’m not a troublemaker,” he said. “I don’t cause trouble. I don’t do anything bad. It was just a common mistake that I made.”
Indeed, if government recognized the rights of its citizens rather than infringing on them, the fact that he carried a gun from one state to another would not even be an issue.