Lawyer: NFL player facing gun charges in New Jersey is licensed to carry in Texas

by Dave Urbanski | TheBlaze.com  |  published on November 3, 2016

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The lawyer for a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver facing charges for driving with an unlicensed gun in New Jersey said he’s licensed to carry in Texas.

Fortunato Perri Jr. said Josh Huff is licensed in his home state and that the gun was not loaded when he was stopped around 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Walt Whitman Bridge, which connects New Jersey with Philadelphia.

Huff faces charges for possessing the 9 mm handgun without a permit in New Jersey and for the magazine found with six hollow-point bullets. Police said he also faces a disorderly persons offense for having less than 50 grams of marijuana.

While Huff’s gun license is recognized in Pennsylvania, WPVI-TV reported, New Jersey has strict gun laws and does not recognize permits issued in other states.

A court complaint said Huff was stopped for speeding, the station reported. When the Delaware River Port Authority officer inquired about a marijuana smell in the car, Huff handed over a container with suspected pot and told the officer his gun was in the driver-side door pocket, the complaint noted.

  • Janis Love

    I’m not referring to how this should be handled, but to say he’s being persecuted in incorrect. When I drove south with my gun, there’s only 1 state I could have had a problem. So, to avoid that, my gun was up front with me and the magazine was in the back. I wouldn’t have been able to make excuses if I’d been stopped in that state and had my weapon intact. It doesn’t matter that he was almost in another state, it doesn’t matter that he told them he had a gun, it should not have been intact. I don’t think his career should be at stake but it was unlawful. As for Trump, I’m 100% with you and I’m counting on 1 great win on Tue.

  • David Tierney

    This is a big problem in the U.S. The anti-gun people who would like to disarm us all. I believe, like 150 million other Americans,p that everyone should have the right to defend themselves. This man has a license to carry in Texas and should have reciprocity in every other State but thanks to lame Democratic leaders who want us all to be unarmed he can’t carry where he works. Take Chicago,where 50 some odd people were shot last weekend with 17 of them dying. Why? This City has some of the toughest gun laws in the Country but the criminals do not care about gun laws, which leaves those who are not criminals unable to protect themselves. This guy will probably lose his job, which is playing in the NFL, because he wanted to be able to protect himself. He had a little weed, so what. Pot is legal in a few States and will be in a few more after the elections. He told the Cop he had a gun and didn’t hide the fact. Why can’t you travel through States with an unloaded firearm? It’s legal in PA but not in the State he was passing through, New Jersey.p That is insane and asinine. Here in AZ, I can’t carry a gun on any reservations. However 25% of AZ is reservation land, so how the hell do I get from one side of the State to the other while I am carrying? It’s called lenience. As long as I don’t whip the gun out or remove it from my vehicle, I can cross reservation land. This guy deserves a break for the gun charge and the pot charge and he was probably stopped for driving while black. He just doesn’t sound like a bad guy, to me.

  • David Islay

    New Jersey is on the list of States not to visit nor spend money in until the government recognizes the Constitution of the USA and citizens rights PROTECTED (not given) by the 2nd Amendment.

  • Walter Flatt

    ACCORDING TO THE SECOND ADMENDMENT, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO OWN AND CARRY A GUN ANYWHERE IN THE USA. NO JUDGE, MAYOR, SUPREME COURT, ATTORNY GENERAL OR EVEN THE PRESIDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO DENY YOU THAT RIGHT. ONLY THIS CAN BE CHANGED BY A VOTE BY THE HOUSE AND SENATED AND SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT TO CHANGE THAT LAW.

    IF I HAD HIS MONEY, I WOULD FIGHT THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT, THERE IS NO WAY HE CAN LOSE.

    GOOGLE 2 THINGS, (THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015) AND, (HUMA ABEDIN TERRIOST), LISTEN TO BOTH, THEN VOTE.

    I BELIEVE WASHINGTON IS A NEST OF MUSLIM SPYS.

    IF YOU SEND THIS TO ALL IN YOU EMAIL, AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME TODAY, MILLIONS WILL SEE BY TUESDAY AND A LOT WILL CHANGE THEIR VOTE.

    • David Tierney

      If Clinton gets in and puts a judge on the Court, he will lose his case. Another big reason we can not allow this criminal to win the White House. Because high on her hit list is taking our guns away. You know, like they did in Chicago and Washington D.C. where they have some of the strickest gun laws and
      most of the shootings in the Country. Gun owners must unite.

  • Jons_On

    New Jersey, California, New York and the other states that don’t recognize other states CCW permits need to pull their heads out. What part of “Shall not be infringed” do they not get? Every one of these states is controlled by democrats. Huff should have known that NJ and guns don’t mix. It’s a stupid law but it is what it is.

  • MoonBeamWatcher

    NJ Sucks. A retired veteran and police officer traveling to Florida with his guns exposed on back seat of car was arrested and is in jail for gun charges! This kid is so very screwed!

  • Mort Leith

    They say they should CUT him from the team ? ? ?
    They talk like he just ran over a bunch of puppies or something !

    This guy is being persecuted in a libT ard-NA Z1 state for exercising his CONSTITUTION 2nd Amendment right that is recognized in the vast majority of normal law-abiding States ! ! !

    THIS is why you NEVER visit or even Drive Through one of these disgusting NA Z1 States….. EVER !

    • Janis Love

      Not being persecuted. I have concealed carry and I know dam well I can’t go anywhere I please. Many states recognize CC but if they don’t, it’s their law and you abide by it. If you don’t know the rules or choose not to acknowledge them, there is a consequence.

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      • David Tierney

        The gun was not loaded. He was not threatening anyone with it, in fact the Cop didn’t know he had it until the player told him. Which is exactly ehat a responsible gun owner and carrier should do. I know he made a mistake but IMO it was a small mistake. Don’t take away his livelyhood for it. Give him a speeding ticket and tell him to leave the State and do not stop. By the way, he was almost in PA when he got stopped, which could be why he was speeding. Give him a break and go stop some real criminals. I can’t wait till Trump becomes President. We should not need a 2nd ammendment, we have the God given right to self preservation.

  • Jerry

    He will loose his TLC license as well in Texas. You are not allowed to use any illegal drugs and some prescription pharmaceuticals. So his license to carry will be revoked. Next when you take the class in Texas they teach you every thing should have questions about such as looking up the other states that honors our TLC license strike number (two). Strike number (three) is most class even suggests getting prepaid legal such as Texas Law Shield they would have given him any and all legal advice. If you are going to follow the laws you follow all the laws. I know the speeding is bad being from Texas too, because In Texas a posted speed sign is more of a suggestion as long as you have Texas plates and registration out of state and Texas considereds that revenue. I commend him as too for notifying officers of the firearm. But would have to question officers other charges because it did sound like he was compliant with them.

  • Linda

    I don’t agree with the speeding or the use of pot, but I’m a Texan, and we believe in protecting ourselves from people who are out to harm us or our family. I respect him for making the officer aware of having the gun in his car. Perhaps New Jersey needs to wake up as to where the world is headed.

    • Mort Leith

      Most of us here in Georgia have a rule to NEVER go northeast of N Carolina….. for ANY reason….

      • David Tierney

        Having grown up in MA, I agree with you. Which is why I am in AZ now. Should have moved to Texas or N.C. but didn’t think N.C. would welcome a Boston Yank.
        (ps. I am a Red Sox fan though.)

    • HotinSC

      New Jersey is a commie state where anyone with a license to carry legally from any other state, while driving through New Jersey, If stopped, will have tremendous legal consequences. Fines, confiscation, maybe even jail time. I can’t think of any reason I would want to even drive through New Jersey. There was a case of a guy from an electric company who went to help after hurricane Sandy. He forgot his gun was in the truck because it was legal in his state to carry it. He was waiting in a parking lot for orders as to where to go and police pulled up next to him and asked what he was doing. He explained and they said they would search his vehicle. He told them about the gun. Instant fines, confiscation and jail time. Never mind he was there to help.

      • Krow361

        Another state to never travel in is Maryland.

      • David Tierney

        I drove through Jersey when I came to AZ nearly 11 years ago. The stink was nearly unbearable. As soon as we got out of Jersey, the smell went away. That is probably one reason why Trump chose Pence rather than Christi.

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