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D.C. Man Faces 2 Years in Prison for Unregistered Ammo
#1
Heard about this and was hoping it was a joke. It was the guy's pissed-off ex-wife that called the cops...

Original story: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013...Ty7g.email

From The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/...ered-ammo/
Quote:When more than 30 police officers in full tactical gear descended upon the house of a successful Washington, D.C., businessman with no criminal record last summer, they were looking for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts,” The Washington Times reported.

D.C. Businessman Mark Witaschek Faces 2 Years in Jail for Possessing Unregistered Ammunition
Mark Witaschek. (Image source: The Washington Times)
But what did police find after they shut down the streets for blocks around Mark Witaschek’s Georgetown home, broke down a bathroom door with a battering ram and pulled his 16-year-old son out of the shower naked, pointed guns at the heads of Witaschek and his girlfriend, handcuffed them and then “tossed the place” for two hours?

Very little, according to the Times’ Emily Miller:

“One live round of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition” — actually an inoperable shell that misfired during a hunt years earlier that Witaschek kept as a souvenir.
“One handgun holster” — perfectly legal.
“One expended round of .270 caliber ammunition” — a spent brass casing.
“One box of Knight bullets for reloading,” according to police notation on the warrant. Except, Miller reveals, they aren’t for reloading — they’re for antique-replica, single-shot, muzzle-loading rifles.
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#2
This is a great example of how this country is becoming more and more a dangerous snitch society. The state passes ridiculous draconian laws that the citizenry must be hyper-vigilant of obeying every minute of every day. A citizen pisses off his ex-wife and she calls the police on him in retaliation. The police respond with an army and take you away in cuffs. This D.C. man's nightmare sounds very similar to what Germans fingered by their fellow Germans experienced in Nazi Germany with the Gestapo.
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#3
DC picked up on this yesterday...thread title voids a search for it.
http://www.pa2a.org/thread-is-this-a-us-...hington-dc
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#4
There was a time when i looked forward to taking the kids to DC. With this spent casing law i think that is pretty much out of the question. I have spent cases rolling around under the seats of my car that have fallen out of overfull pickup bags after a range session. Damn shame that such an "offense" is enough to ruin the rest of ypur life.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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