Can you imagine a place in America where a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record would be arrested for possessing a spent .270 Winchester round and a misfired 12-ga. shotgun shell?
Well, you don’t have to imagine.
It is our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
It’s a place where scumbags commit all sorts of violent crimes and the low-information politicians there have enacted city ordinances only a tyrant could love.
Including a ban on ammunition for most.
Even spent cartridges. And misfired cartridges.
Don’t you feel safer?
Emily Miller at the Washington Times is covering the story that the mainstream media has ignored.
(Washington Times) – Mark Witaschek, a successful financial adviser with no criminal record, is facing two years in prison for possession of unregistered ammunition after D.C. police raided his house looking for guns. Mr. Witaschek has never had a firearm in the city, but he is being prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The trial starts on Nov. 4.
The police banged on the front door of Mr. Witaschek’s Georgetown home at 8:20 p.m. on July 7, 2012, to execute a search warrant for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts.”
What sort of judge would sign a warrant for police to search for gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammo receipts.
What sort of police officer would execute such a warrant?
Mr. Witaschek’s 14-year-old daughter let inside some 30 armed officers in full tactical gear.
D.C. law requires residents to register every firearm with the police, and only registered gun owners can possess ammunition, which includes spent shells and casings. The maximum penalty for violating these laws is a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.
Police based their search on a charge made by Mr. Witaschek’s estranged wife, who had earlier convinced a court clerk to issue a temporary restraining order against her husband for threatening her with a gun, although a judge later found the charge to be without merit.
So his bitter, soon-to-be ex-wife files a malicious report and the oath-violating police officers get to work… How……. tyrannical. Sounds almost like post World War II East Germany.
Police spokesman Gwendolyn Crump would not provide further information on the events in this case.
The police shut down the streets for blocks and spent more than two hours going over every inch of his house. “They tossed the place,” said Mr. Witaschek. He provided photos that he took of his home after the raid to document the damage, which he estimated at $10,000.
It sounds as though those oath breaking police officers need to be called to account for their treacherous behavior.
Can you spell Unintended Consequences?
If you haven’t read the book by John Ross, you owe it to yourself to see exactly where our nation is heading.
Shame on the DC police department.
The Truth About Guns sums it up nicely:
This is very same police department has no problem handing politicians dangerous “assault rifles” to show off at their dog and pony shows in clear violation of the law. They’re fine with letting liberal journalists flout the law prohibiting “high capacity” magazines, showing them on national television with no legal repercussions. But God forbid a single citizen should have a spent round of ammunition — clearly proximate cause indicating criminal intent.