DC Judge Hands Down Conviction for Man Possessing Pieces of Metal (aka Muzzleloader Bullets)

March 28 2014
by GSL Staff
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Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 12.18.38 PMWelcome to Washington DC, where you can be arrested and, apparently, convicted for the possession of inert metal.

Yep, a resident of our nation’s capital has been convicted of possession of “unlawful ammunition”.

Emily Miller over at the Washington Times has the story and obviously the convicted man, Mark Witaschek, isn’t too happy about the results,

Outside the courtroom, I asked Mr. 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 must pay a $50 fine, was given credit for time served, and the worst punishment in my opinion is that he must now register as a “Firearms Offender” with the Metropolitan Police.

When did we start treating gun owners like sex offenders? I guess it won’t be too long before convictions are being handed down in DC for anyone who possesses a piece of metal that can fit down the barrel of a muzzle loading firearm.

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