Yesterday, a D.C. Judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for possessing an antique replica muzzleloader bullet. Emily Miller at the Washington Times has thoroughly chronicled Mr. Witaschek’s court proceedings, which to date have spanned nearly two years and now appear likely to continue into the appellate stage. In brief, the case centered on a single inert piece of ammunition, which rested on Mr. Witascheck’s desk in the District, and which he did not know was illegal.That wasn't the end of the story. As Emily Miller further writes, the D.C. Office of Tax and Reveue now is investigating Witashek's employment payroll records:William F. Vanderpool, a retired supervisory special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, [explained] to the judge that the saboted lead balls have no powder or propellant attached, so are not “live…” The primer on the shotgun shell had already been struck by the firing pin. Mr. Witaschek kept the misfired shell on his home office desk as a memento from a hunt.Ultimately, Mr. Witaschek was sentenced to time served, a $50 fine, and is required to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.
For those of you who are new to the blog, or who have not been paying attention, Legal Insurrection has filed a FOIA suit against the Distric of Columbia seeking records related to the non-prosecution of David Gregory and NBC News despite their clear violation...
Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating federal disclosure laws, Politico reports. An FEC audit of Obama for America's 2008 records found the committee failed to disclose millions of dollars in contributions and dragged its feet in refunding millions more in excess contributions.
A testament to the double standard for justice in the District of Columbia, one for the rich and powerful, another for the rest of us....
Glenn Greenwald appeared on Meet The Press this morning. The interview is garnering headlines, mostly for David Gregory's suggestion that Greenwald is not a real journalist and question as to why Greenwald should not be prosecuted. Not being prosecuted, of course, is something David Gregory knows a...
"The intense focus you brought saved Nathan from years in jail."...
By way of brief background, Emily Miller has been trying to obtain documents from various branches of government in the District of Columbia regarding the investigation of and decision not to prosecute David Gregory for a clear violation of the D.C. handgun laws. Legal Insurrection also...
I wrote on Monday about the lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of Legal Insurrection seeking documents withheld by the District of Columbia Office of Attorney General (OAG) and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) regarding David Gregory's clear violation of the D.C. gun laws, Legal Insurrection...
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