Skip to comments.Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth
Posted on 04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself. Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington. The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.
Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story. The day after Hauge left, Carter presented the defenses case to the class and then asked them how many of them would have found the man innocent. Every hand in the class went up.
When news of what Carter had done, Hauge evidently was livid and started a campaign of harassment against Carter, Carters wife and the gun range that has lasted 15 years and cost Washington taxpayers millions of dollars.
First he accused Carter of illegally modifying a rifle to make it a fully automatic weapon. Carter defended himself and was found innocent, but Hauge still continues to hold on to the confiscated rifle and says that Carter will never get it back.
Then Hauge tried to shut down the gun range using a variety legal tactics. He has sued Carter and his wife claiming the gun range is too noisy but he lost that battle. He tried to claim that the lead from the bullets is an environmental hazard to the soil, but after the EPA inspected and tested the soil, they said it was totally safe and in compliance. Then Hauge tried to claim that the range was polluting wetlands, but the Army Corps of Engineers couldnt find anything wrong.
The gun range was grandfathered into the countys zoning ordinances and Hauge has tried to get the grandfathering status revoked. He then has tried to increase the rent of the property from $3,000 per month to $7,000 per month and is now pushing for $28,000 per month, claiming that is the full use rate.
At one point, Hauge tried to get a case against Carter moved to King County, but after King County prosecutors met with Carter, they refused to hear the case saying that it was not prosecutable. Pierce County commissioners in Tacoma passed a new city ordinance protecting gun ranges from being sued as a nuisance in response to what was happening to Carter and his gun range.
Even some of the government people that have been forced to go out to the gun range for one reason or the other have apologized to Carter for what has been happening to him.
It turns out that not only has Hauge been waging a personal vendetta against Carter and the gun range for Carter telling his class the truth about what happened in the case against the gun owner so many years ago, but the county wants the land to build a 1,000 acre park.
In a rare move, the NRA has stepped in on behalf of Carter and the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club and is filing an amicus curiae, (a non-solicited legal opinion or testimony to the court concerning the issue). Generally the NRA does not get involved cases like this unless they believe that there is a good chance of winning.
The voters of Kitsap County, Washington need to be aware of how many millions of their tax dollars have been used over a 15 year period by the country prosecutor to settle a personal vendetta against Marcus Carter, his wife and their gun range all because Carter told the truth to a class. Hague is guilty of abuse of power, wasting taxpayer dollars and using his office for private matters. The voters need to kick his sorry liberal behind out of office and end the 15 years of harassment that the Carters have had to endure.
Finally, I believe that Marcus Carter would be justified in suing the county prosecutors office for 15 years of harassment. It seems that he has plenty of evidence to prove his case.
“If this is all true, Russ Hauge should be put in prison.”
And all his personal assets, present and future, be impounded and given, tax free, to the owner of the gun range.
There appears to be a lot of grounds for a lawsuite against Hauge for abuse of power, IIED (Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress), harassment, malicious prosecution, and for being a “clear and present danger” to law abiding citiznes.
Sue the bastard and tie his nuts up in court cases until he dies.
I won't say what I really think.
I’m not a lawyer. I’d like to hear from some of our Freeper lawyers. It seems to me that Hauge’s actions constitute barratry.
I will: Gen Pop, of course.
Well, ok, that is the other thing I was thinking about.
Russ Hauge has had the finances of tax payer monies to wage his vendetta against Marcus Carter. I hope that Mr. Carter will be able to sue for all monies he had to spend to defend his property rights.......
Liberal officials continually get away with abuse of power. Milwaukee Co is on it’s 2nd witch hunt of Gov Walker. Oddly they seem to end just after elections....
Liberals seem to be above the law.
Prosecutors have almost unlimited immunity for their actions.
The state AG should be all over this.
My understanding is that the previous State AG was very tight with Russ Hauge. They are both Democrats.
Is there some reason why the gun range and this persecuted citizen has not gone after this jackhole’s law license?
He’s violating the 5th amendment by not returning property.
and he’s clearly engaged in malicious prosecution.
They should go after him for Barratry: the bringing of repeated unreasonable lawsuits: the illegal action of persistently bringing lawsuits for little or no reason.
In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, Preside nt of the United States.
In 1963 a radical left wing communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
In 1975 a two wing radical Democrats fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States in separate acts of mental illness.
In 1981 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.
In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.
In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .
March 2010: John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)
In 2011 a mentally ill, registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The pot smoking Loughner killed 6 and wounded 18 in another liberal shooting tragedy.
In 2011 another mentally ill and registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a Colorado movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
On September 16 2013, Aaron Alexis another pyscho Democrat killer slaughtered 12 innocents at the US Navy Yard. Alexis before his slaughter of innocents Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had complained his brain had been targeted by low-frequency waves weeks before the slaughter.
12/14/2013 Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Co. armed with a shotgun with intent to kill one of his teachers. He shot Claire Davis, a senior, @Arapahoe High in the head. Yes, Pierson is/was another mentally ill liberal punk.
April 2014 Mohammed Whitaker arraigned on 18 felony charges in series of highway shootings in Kansas. Mohammed appears to be another SOB, aka Son Of Obama..
We could go on, but you get the point, even if the media and the anti gun pyschos in Congress do not.
Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, AKA, the mentally ill having guns or being around them.
No NRA members, No Tea Party members, or No Republican conservatives are/were involved.
Political correctness and leftist policies are to blame in these mass shootings:
If Seung-Hui Cho had been institutionalized for mental illness, 32 people would still be alive at Virginia Tech.
If Jared Loughner had been institutionalized, 6 would be alive in Tucson.
If James Holmes had been institutionalized, 12 lives spared in Aurora, CO.
If Adam Lanza had been institutionalized, 26 would still live in Newtown, CT.
If Nidal Hasan had been properly reported, investigated, and discharged from the Army, and institutionalized, 13 would not have died at Ft. Hood.
If we really want to improve safety, keep criminals in jail, terrorists out of the U.S., and people who are mentally ill/deranged in institutions.
Again, It should be illegal for any Democrats to own guns or be around them.
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