Christie Commutes Marine Veteran’s Sentence For Gun Conviction

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Hisashi K.D. Pompey, Marine veteran from Virginia convicted under New Jersey’s draconian gun laws of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, will not have to report to State Prison on Monday.  Governor Chris Christie commuted Pompey’s sentence to time served today.

Pompey was arrested on December 16, 2011 and convicted in 2013, according to the Governor’s Order. According to published reports, Pompey brought his gun, which was licensed in his home state of Virginia, into a Fort Lee nightclub.  A friend took the gun from the Marine’s holster. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Pompey was facing a 5 year prison term with a provision that he serve a minimum of three years.

Pompey’s application for a full pardon is still under review by the Governor’s Office, according to Chief Counsel Gregory Acquaviva’s letter to his attorney, Evan Nappen of Eatontown.

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Christie Commutes Marine Veteran’s Sentence For Gun Conviction”

  1. Good idea, said at 2:45 pm on April 16th, 2017:

    would rather see a greater focus on the gangs and drug lords with the illegal firearms, on many of our streets..

  2. Jimmy Jones said at 11:18 am on April 17th, 2017:

    Does anyone else think it is time for NATIONAL RECIPROCITY and the ability to protect ourselves and our family by NJ issuing CCWs without a judge (ultra lib) deciding you don’t “need” it?

    Issue a CCW to those who are not convicted of crimes, have clean records, demonstrate their ability (test) of the law and the ability to use a firearm.

    Now THAT is common sense gun control!

  3. Georgia Ross said at 10:05 pm on April 17th, 2017:

    This was a great day for the Pompey family so happy for them