He was charged in Superior Court with possession of a firearm, a second degree felony. The gun was originally purchased for his job legally. Technically, because he did not have his card to carry the weapon, he was technically in violation of the statute and charged. He accepted a plea deal that involved a year of probation. Except he had to plead guilty to the second degree crime of unlawful possession of a weapon. As a result of the unfortunate situation, he has had incredible trouble finding a job and lost the dream of applying to the police academy.
He is currently seeking a pardon from NJ due to the overly strict gun regulations here. He claims that during August 2013-February 2014, NJ had a state firearm amnesty in effect, which means other individuals in the same situation as him were exempt from the same charge. Josey-Davis claims his "crime" occurred during that time period and he should be pardoned.
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