Better be careful. There appears to be more to this story than what is posted.
Wait till they pass the “Barney Fife Law” and we are limited to one bullet that may not be in the gun, and must be registered with the local Sheriff.
“Do you really think we want those laws observed?” Said Dr. Ferris. We want them broken. You better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against - then you’ll know this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick and you’d better get wise to it. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that’s the system Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Chapter 3, Page 404
we need to start handing out life sentences to hippies that get caught with weed in red states. Get caught with a joint, spend the rest of your life in prison. Works for me.
if true, this man could mobilize an army of support for his legal defense.
Bad headline .. I thought it meant Penthouse.
If he knew they were illegal, why keep them in his vehicle? The odds of having them be found are way better in a vehicle than having them at home.
Well that sounds American... Best to be sure to get all the facts on this one...
According to Jefferson County Sheriffs office sources, Mr. Haddad was in the parking lot of a closed business at 7:30 p.m. when an officer asked him what he was doing. The police allege that the Fort Drum civilian employee said that he was meeting someone to sell the AR-15 style rifle magazines. A police source also said that the magazines were stamped with the words Restricted. For military use only.I think it is hard to fault the police for arresting him, if this is the story. I don't think he deserves to be arrested, just that you find some guy who says he is selling magazines, and it looks like those magazines might be "stolen", or not be legal for civilian possession, you can't just let them run along.
The article notes that it is highly unlikely he'll serve time. There is a meeting with prosecutors on February 20th, and then he'll know if there are any charges, and so, what punishment they are looking for.
But trying to sell them is probably going to make that conversation different from what it would be if he had just been passing through and had them thrown in his trunk with other things.