By Jenn Jacques
Ah, the Garden State… where gun laws are ridiculous, things smell funny, and people like this are the ones who possess weapons:
On Monday, in a New Jersey courtroom, 45-year old James A. Appis of Washington Township fessed up to being a convicted felon and admitted because of this, he knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Appis, who is no stranger to New Jersey courtrooms, has quite the colorful rap sheet:
In August 2010, Appis pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Catherine Enright to one, second-degree count of being a certain person not permitted to have weapons. The charge was applicable to Appis because he has a prior conviction from August 2010 for a road rage incident that terrified a Chester Township woman and caused $12,000 worth of damage to her car.
In November 2015, Appis was charged in Warren County with stabbing an acquaintance in the neck on Route 604 in Hackettstown. Defense attorney Peter Gilbreth said the alleged victim of the stabbing did not want the matter pursued and the charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose were administratively dismissed.
Why is this news? Because even after being convicted with and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms