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Monday, March 31, 2014

Man guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets - Welcome to the police state

Mark Witaschek holds his Knight Revolution .50 caliber muzzleloader.
This is a 2005 model that is based on the centuries-old technology.

Shock Verdict
  • GUILTY of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C.
  • A police state judge orders antique gun owner to register with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.

The American Police State  -  A shocking verdict confirms lawmakers arbitrarily write and enforce laws at whim with total disregard for the constitution.

Mark Witaschek has been found guilty of "attempted possession of unlawful ammunition" for antique replica muzzleloader bullets. There was much debate over whether the bullets were legal since D.C. residents are allowed to buy antique replica firearms without registering.

In a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.

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Judge Robert Morin sentenced Witaschek to time served, a $50 fine and required him to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.
Outside the courtroom, the Washington Times asked Witaschek how he felt about the verdict. “I’m completely outraged by it,” he said. “This is just a continuation of the nightmare. Just to sit there. I could not believe it.”

Shaking his head, he added, “None of these people know anything about gun issues, including the judge.”

His wife Bonnie Witaschek was crying. “It’s just so scary,” she said. “You never think you’ll end up in a situation like this, but here we are.”

Witaschek’s attorney Howard X. McEachern shook his client’s hand and said, “We’re not done.”  McEachern plans to appeal the decision.

Before sentencing, Witaschek addressed the judge.

“I’ve never been arrested in my life up until this incident,” he said, his voice cracking with emotion. “My use of firearms is strictly recreational. I’ve never had any criminal intent.”

The businessman asked for leniency so that he would not lose his license to practice his financial management company.

“I run the risk of losing my job, my occupation, as a result of this conviction,” he said. “I ask the court not to add to that burden of what’s already been done to my life over the last two years.”

Read more at: The Washington Times.


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