Skip to comments.MILLER: Exclusive — Shock verdict — Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets
Posted on 03/26/2014 3:21:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
Full title: MILLER: Exclusive Shock verdict Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C.
while NBCs David Gregory got off scot free
In a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of attempted possession of unlawful ammunition for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.
Judge Robert Morin sentenced Mr. Witaschek to time served, a $50 fine and required him to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Departments firearm offenders registry within 48 hours.
Outside the courtroom, I asked Mr. Witaschek how he felt about the verdict. Im 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. Its just so scary, she said. You never think youll end up in a situation like this, but here we are.
Mr. Witascheks attorney Howard X. McEachern shook his clients hand and said, Were not done. Mr. McEachern plans to appeal the decision.
I asked the defense attorney for his opinion of the verdict. Clearly the judge thought that this was overkill the sentence reflects how he felt about the prosecution of this case, he replied.
Click here to read about the first half of the day of trial when Mr. Witaschek took the stand in his own defense.
Until the final hours of the trial, both the defense and government focused the case on whether the single 12 gauge shotgun shell that was found in Mr. Witascheks D.C. home was operable. The judge, however, never ruled on it.
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it sure is a travesty of justice.
It is less a travesty than it is a tyrannical force of corrupt authority aimed at a political adversary. There is no more proof that the Constitution is dead than was evidenced in this trial.
Your honor, my client actually believed at the time he was David Gregory.
Judge - case dismissed!
They should melt down tire balance weights in the court room into a mold and show the judge how stupid he is.
On the list.
Yet another in what has become an endless line of Moron Judges.
Sadly you are very correct.
It really is hard to imagine a judge this stupid and unwilling to use any common sense.
For something really special.
Those are Fishing sinkers Judge!
This is the country Michelle Obama is proud of?
attempted possession of unlawful ammunition ETF? “attempted”?????
How do you go about “attempting possession”?
Is there a pic of this thing?
A judge “attempting” to apply Constitutional law. Fail.
Sounds like people in DC need to exercise their 2a rights. People wouldn’t pull crap like this where I live becuase they know they would be dead.