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Feb 01 2013

Decorated Army Vet Arrested for Possessing Empty Magazines

Are we really willing to live in a country like this?

On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and charged with five felony counts.

According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought these magazines were legally made before the New York Assault Weapons Ban. When Nathan Haddad was arrested the new ban had not even been fully enacted yet.

This is not a criminal, this is not some thug looking to hurt people; this is a decorated combat veteran who was recently honored by the Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers and the Union League’s Armed Services Council for helping disabled vets get back on their feet. …

Still think these gun control laws are meant to stop criminals?

Too bad Haddad isn’t a left-wing journalist. He could wag the magazines around in front of cameras even after explicitly being told not to by authorities and still walk off as free as if this were still America.

david gregory
Don’t try this unless you are a member of the nomenklatura.

On tips from Profiler and Wiggins. Hat tip: The Right Perspective.

26 Responses to “Decorated Army Vet Arrested for Possessing Empty Magazines”

  1. TebowFTW says:

    Random vehicle checks?? Sounds like a whole parade of constitutional rights failure! God save us!

  2. IslandLifer says:

    This is the thanks you get for serving your country in places like NY. His legal fund:

  3. Dave says:

    “The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” –Frank Zappa

  4. justme says:

    This is what happens when a nation reveres Community Service over Military Service.

  5. Marmo says:

    For your safety’s sake, don’t ever go to the fascist state of New York.

  6. TonyD95B says:

    Not all police are like this. I had a local policeman stop and ask me where I got my oval-shaped “50BMG” sticker on the back of my Jeep…….not because he was alarmed, but because it was way cool and he wanted to know where he could get one. I had some extras so I gave him one, and we talked about our mutual experiences with various species of the “Big Fitty”, military and otherwise.

    The same police department sought me out when they transitioned to Glocks chambered for .45 ACP – the State-mandated ammunition supplier couldn’t supply the ammo they needed for training fast enough, so they borrowed 4500 rounds from me……which they replaced with new when their order finally came in a few months later (nothing like Gub-mint efficiency).

    This is also the same police department that hand-carried the forms for Concealed Carry permits to my brother and I after an incident where we defended ourselves with firearms (on our own property)…..they basically said, “if you’re gonna do it, do it right…..”

    My experiences stand in stark contrast to the nonsesnse we see here from the petty tyrants in New York.

    New Jersey is even worse.

    The “Random Vehicle Checks” raise a whole ‘nother set of issues…..what, are we old-school Eastern Europe now? “Your Papers, please…..”

    First the Second Amendment, then the 4th Amendment, then the 1st Amendment…..

  7. TonyD95B says:

    RE: IslandLifer says on February 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm:

    Glenn Beck was interviewing Ted Nugent earlier this week. They were talking about the Randy Weaver case from back in the ’90s, among other things.

    What Beck suggested was “lawfare” – gun owners need a legal defense fund and a number they can call when this sort of thing happens, and the legal response needs to be swift, decisive and, ‘absolutely unmerciful bulldog-tenacious y-all f#cked with the wrong people and howdoyalikemenow….’

    As a pilot I belong to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). We have a legal services plan that will go to bat for you in the event of a legal issue or “problem” with the FAA. Maybe the NRA needs a similar program to help fight in cases like this.

  8. wingmann says:

    Game on folks.

  9. Restless says:

    One interesting point left out of this story: Jefferson County is the home to Fort Drum, a huge Army base.

  10. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Your rules do not apply to the gods of the marketplace.

  11. Louisiana Steve says:

    Move to Louisiana sarge…we still respect veterans down here. We’d love to have you and yours.

  12. Flu-Bird says:

    Ahhh the plot sickens OBAMA the FINK and his underhanded plans of the UNTED NATIONS,NWO, the MEXICAN DICTATOR and various terrorists supporting world leaders

  13. Michelle says:

    Just made this today in reference to the way the two “crimes” were handled….

  14. Jester says:

    Mark my words: A year from now the headline will read: “Decorated Army Vet Arrested and Immediately Jailed for Possessing a Firearm

  15. numnut says:

    Just think if those clips had made their way into a school and began shooting children.
    You wouldn’t be so smart then.

    Now,to be serious,expect several more atrocities to occur very shortly.
    It will only take a tiny push from Faux news to convince the majority to ban those nasty self feeders.
    Remington should leave NY.
    That 50 mil/yr could go elsewhere.
    Then again,it would cost a lot to move,and some of their best selling products may soon be unconstitutional.

  16. R Daneel says:

    We need lots and lots of hemp ropes and streetlamps.

  17. Germanus says:

    Ignorantia Legis — there’s just no excuse for it.

  18. Viktor says:

    Moral of the story? Stay out of New York.

  19. T says:

    The effects of Meglomaniacs are far reaching

  20. Vic Kelley says:

    Would a boycott work? I don’t travel or do business in NY anyway, but it would be worth it to tell concerned Americans not to go there as tourists, not to attend a college in NY, not to hold or attend a convention there, not to go there for work, and even not to buy from an online site that has a physical address in NY.

  21. george says:

    Sounds like collars for dollars.Bad arrest.The magazine law was not yet official,and the DA signed the affidavit?
    GOD please come back to America–we need You

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