The Court has dismissed the case against Roosevelt Twyne, a security guard charged with firearm violations during dubious police stop and search. Twyne faced felony charges over unlawful possession of hollow point ammunition and unlawful transport of his handgun while driving from work where he served as an armored car security guard.
“This Office has elected to exercise its prosecutorial discretion and has administratively dismissed all charges pending against Mr. Twyne,” the prosecution said in a statement. “It is not in the interests of justice to continue his prosecution.”
Both Twyne and his attorney welcomed the news. Evan Nappen, the defendant’s, attorney said the case had exposed the injustices resulting from convoluted New Jersey firearm laws, which turn law-abiding citizens into felons overnight.
“His case has focused national attention of the injustice of New Jersey firearm laws. This highlights the need to reform New Jersey gun laws to stop turning honest citizens into criminals,” his attorney said.
A senior associate at the law firm representing Twyne said they were still fighting to have his firearm and dignity restored.
“We now fight to get Mr. Twyne’s firearm returned, licenses protected, and reputation restored,” said Louis Nappen, Esq. “This includes fighting the tinted windows motor vehicle offense, which is known to be used as a pretext excuse for motor vehicle stops.”
Twyne lost his job immediately after the detention. He lamented that his life was ruined after the unlawful arrest despite him being a legal firearm owner with a valid carry permit issued by the state.
“I never thought I would be arrested, charged, and have my life turned upside down over New Jersey’s convoluted gun laws, especially when I was a fully licensed, trained security officer.”
It is a huge victory for gun rights to have a law-abiding firearm owner finally exonerated from a false charge that ruined his life despite obeying the absurd gun control laws.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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