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Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/21/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Iraq War hero Benjamin Wassell faces seven years in prison for the violation.

Wassell pleaded not guilty today. Guns.com reported:

A Western New York man now faces seven years in prison for violating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun control-law, the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (or SAFE Act).

Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War veteran, was charged with twice selling newly banned military-style ‘assault’ weapons and standard-capacity magazines to an undercover police officer as part of a sting operation conducted by State Police and the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Buffalo News reported.

Altogether, the 32-year-old Silver Creek resident was slapped with three felony charges and one misdemeanor, which as noted could end up putting Wassell, who has no prior convictions, behind bars for as many as seven years.......

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; cuomo; gunconfiscation; guncontrol; iraq; newyork; safeact; secondamendment; veterans
Sounds like killing two birds with one stone, eh, Democrats?
1 posted on 03/21/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Confucius say man who kick a wounded soldier get the boot.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 4:16:31 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was set up. Is New York trying to imitate Kaliforniastan???


3 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was set up. Is New York trying to imitate Kaliforniastan???
Or is that emulate?


4 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a very dangerous thing. Same for Bloomberg.

Fortunately, both are profoundly stupid enough to swing at a hornet's nest pretending it's a pinata full of party favors.

I think he connected with this swing at that pinata.

Better have that EpiPen handy...for all the good it will do against the angry swarm that's coming for him.

5 posted on 03/21/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first to fall will be hand-picked in order to make the medicine go down easier. It is incumbent upon Up-staters to protest every use of this law, regardless of the lawbreakers disposition on other sundry issues.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

who better to make an example of ?

This is a shot straight at the rest of us who oppose the un-SAFE Act.

We need to keep asking those who wish to disarm us:

Why do your police need the weapons of war ?

Why do they need M-4’s with holographic sights and 30 rnd magazines ?

Who are you at war with?

They dress like military, are armed like military, and have all the accoutrements of military


7 posted on 03/21/2013 4:25:06 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s something to think about; A young person could survive a 10 year sentence, however for a person in their sixties or seventies, 10 years would most likely be a life sentence.

If you give someone a life sentence, are they less likely to be taken alive. I wonder if the Jack Boots have considered that?


8 posted on 03/21/2013 4:26:51 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now that the Red Diaper Babies are in charge of the Executive branch, they are bending over backwards to treat our servicemen just like they did during the Vietnam War.

Makes me want to spit in somebody's face.

9 posted on 03/21/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes me blood boil...politicians


10 posted on 03/21/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another “call to arms” that’s going to be ignored by the chest thumpers waiting for the revolution to start. They’re probably busy taking their kid to a soccer match.....


11 posted on 03/21/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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Now that the NY State Police and the democrat politicians have eliminated all serious crimes of violence in the state of New York they have the time to entrap serious threats like Bitter Clingers and military veterans.

It's a good thing this poor guy wasn't drinking a Big Gulp soda when he was arrested.

"The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny."

"That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants."

– Jeff Cooper's Commentaries


12 posted on 03/21/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will the last person leaving NY please turn out the light.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 4:43:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: GBA
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a very dangerous thing. Same for Bloomberg.

They are both fascist thugs. If they could (and maybe they will yet), they would have goose stepping jack booted thugs patrolling the streets to enforce their despotic whims.

*If* the sheep ever look up, it will make the French revolution look like a stroll in the garden.

14 posted on 03/21/2013 4:45:01 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The question is, could this become the “test case” for the unconstitutionality of this stupid law?


15 posted on 03/21/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a defense fund setup for him at http://www.gofundme.com/2clmcw


16 posted on 03/21/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT by rocksblues
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Harassing war veterans with prison time for violating made-up crimes?Is this really the fight that Cuomo and his fellow rats want? Bring it.
17 posted on 03/21/2013 5:29:19 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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I just hope that Ben’s defense attorney makes DAMN SURE the jury knows their God-given rights under the Jury Nullification Doctrine.

The judge will NEVER instruct the jury that they have three options for reaching their decision, not two. They can find the defendant guilty, find him not guilty on the facts as presented, or find him not guilty because the damned law itself is unjust. The judge wants a quick and easy decision; he doesn’t want the court’s time wasted in a nullification decision. Too damned bad.

I would LOVE to sit on the jury for this case. Hoo yeah!


18 posted on 03/21/2013 5:42:31 PM PDT by DNME (Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. Period.)
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“I just hope that Ben’s defense attorney makes DAMN SURE the jury knows their God-given rights under the Jury Nullification Doctrine.”

Some years ago I was forman of a jury that exercised its right of Nullification. We were not instructed by anyone, but we knew that it was the right thing to do. The Prosecuting Attorney was livid.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: babygene

I am 64 and with my health issues, I can guarantee you that even 7 years would be a death penalty for me.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 6:15:14 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: DNME

“I just hope that Ben’s defense attorney makes DAMN SURE the jury knows their God-given rights under the Jury Nullification Doctrine.”

That’s one of the tools that our Founders left us to fight tyranny. The other is ostracism to punish the Tories who carry out the whims of the tyrant king. Sell the prosecutor and judge no food, no water and no clothing. Shun them in public and make it known that they are not welcome in the community. Post their crimes against freeman in public places.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and so it begins...


22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:05:25 AM PDT by Gritty (Our masters in Washington are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants-Jeff Cooper)
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