I think that there is more to this story than has been reported. Staff Sgt. Haddad was arrested under the old section of the law, 265.02(8), (Such person possesses a large capacity ammunition feeding device. (ie a mag made after Sept. of 1994 and identifiable as such.)) The LEOs normally would not even bother with something like this unless something else was going on. After talking to a person in the Sheriff’s Department, I am reserving my opinion until and if I find out what and if other charges are or were being filed. You are still innocent until proven guilty so it is not up to Staff Sgt. Haddad to prove that he is innocent but it is up to the local to prove that he did knowingly violate 265.02(8). It is unfortunate that Staff Sgt. Haddad can’t explain what happened at this time. One thing is clear, he was not arrested under the new provision of the law because it does not become law until March 16, 2013
Decorated Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines
In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle.
On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and charged with five felony counts.
Nathan Haddad’s brother has set up a legal defense fund for his brother who cannot afford to fight these charges on his own. We ask that you share this story with everyone you know so that this attack on Hassad is seen for what it is, an attack on every law abiding citizen in America.
Many gun owners are still looking for answers when it comes to the newly signed SAFE Act. To help, New York State Police are meeting with gun owners to clear up some of the confusion. Erin Vannella has more from a meeting in Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Questions continue to surround the recently signed NY SAFE Act and many gun owners are looking for answers.
A team made up of members of the New York State Police and Division of Criminal Justice Services tried to clear up some of the confusion around the gun control law. They held an informational meeting at the Schenectady County Public Library. There were so many people in attendance, there weren’t enough seats to go around.
State Police also took comments from gun owners who say the SAFE Act violates their constitutional rights.
“The judgment was made by a legislative process that this was, in fact, something that was a benefit to the public, from a public safety perspective. State Police will enforce those provisions, not affecting the laws constitutionally,” said New York State Police Chief Council Thomas Capezza.
Those critics aren’t alone. The SAFE Act is at the center of a lawsuit, filed by the State Rifle and Pistol Association. The claim states portions of the Act are unconstitutional.