Thursday, March 27, 2014

Outrage. "Shock verdict — Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C." Now it can be told: expended steel cases DO have a purpose in life.

The black-robed traitorous bastard known as Judge Robert E. Morin, Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Professor of Law at Georgetown University.
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 Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.
In the afternoon on Wednesday, Judge Morin shook the plastic shell and tried to listen to something inside. He said he could not hear any gunpowder. He then asked the lawyers to open the shell to see if there was powder inside.
(This seemed like a bizarre request since the lack of primer — not gunpowder — would be relevant to the interoperability of the misfired shell.)
Assistant Attorney General Peter Saba said that the government wanted to open the shell but that, “It is dangerous to do outside a lab.”
(NOTE: The hysterical laughter you hear in the distance is mine. What ignorant weenies.)
The prosecutors and police officers left the courtroom to try to find a lab that was open in the afternoon to bring the judge to cut the plastic off the section that holds the pellets. When that proved not possible in the same day, the judge decided to just rule on the bullets.
The 25 conical-shaped, .45 caliber bullets, made by Knight out of lead and copper, sat on the judge’s desk. They do not have primer or gunpowder so cannot be propelled. The matching .50 caliber plastic sabots were also in the box.
There was much debate over whether the bullets were legal since D.C. residents are allowed to buy antique replica firearms without registering.
The judge seemed inclined to throw out this charge since he repeatedly asked how the bullets could be illegal if the gun that they go in was not.
During lunch, the government came up with a list from ATF of types of muzzleloader rifles that could be converted to use rimfire ammunition. Not that Mr. Witaschek owned one of these nor was modern ammo at issue in the trial.
Nevertheless Judge Morin said, “I’m persuaded these are bullets. They look like bullets. They are hollow point. They are not musket balls.” He then ruled that Mr. Witaschek had possessed “beyond a reasonable doubt” the metal pieces in D.C.
Here's the black-robed traitorous bastard's official bio.
A reader who reported this to me in an email early this morning commented:
It's in. Judge ruled that muzzleloader sabots were bullets and that he had to register as a firearms offender. He did not rule at all on the shotgun shell.
Do you have a smuggling program into DC? Since components are just as illegal as as real loaded rounds, I propose sending expended, berdan primed, steel .223 casings to a long list of tyrants in DC.
Might even be able to get these through for the cost of a stamp.
You know, this is an excellent idea. I've always wondered if there was some use for those steel-cased, berdan-primed, scrap-value-less-than-the-cost-of-bending-over-to-pick-them-up Russian marvels. Now there is.


Anonymous said...

There are thousands of TONS of those (formerly) useless things about - all made from good ex-Commie steel!

The USPS parcel service can now be awash with them - on a one-way trip to DC.

RUST never sleeps!


CzarChasm said...

Is it just me, or does the picture of the black-robed traitorous bastard named Robert E. Morin in this story of treachery, bear a striking resemblance to another black-robed traitorous bastard named Chief Justice John Roberts from another recent story of tyranny personified? What, are they freakin' cloning them now?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a "Fair" trial, followed by a proper "hangin' ".
So any non spherical metal ball is a lethal bullet?
So, I guess my dart league is screwed!

Anonymous said...

Here's the reason for this utter nonsense.
First, there remains real Heller butthurt.
That has created a real sense of fear in DC courts. There is now such a tangled web woven there that applying simple common sense must be forbidden. Applying what loyalist grabbers consider common sense isn't an option either because of the Heller loss. They FEAR being stripped of qualified immunity.

So the only thing left is, well, to create complete and utter nonsense that even first year law students can find an appeal within - constituting a punt to another court. It's time SCOTUS take this issue seriously and put the shit to bed.

Hey, I get that SCOTUS wanted to afford legislatures some time to digest HELLER and make adjustments (destroy the unconstitutional gun control statutes) but it is CLEAR that some areas aren't going to comply until made to.

So the choice is CLEAR. Either government is forced to comply with the constitution OR government operating outside constitutional authority forces it's slaves to comply with dictates. Right now, a certain NINE ROBED JURISTS had better realize the gravity of the choice before them.

Anonymous said...

Never even bent over for my 7.62 x 39 steel cases, but now I have a reason to...

What would the ruling be on .177 pellets for a pellet gun? "They look like bullets, so they must be bullets." Don't these judges know "you never go full retard"?

Anonymous said...

This scumbag and the rulings of all the others like him just prove how deeply our domestic enemy has infiltrated our judiciary.
There is a fix..

Yank lll

Anonymous said...

Gee, I thought those little round lead things were slingshot ammunition. Whooda thunk they could be used in antique black powder guns which are so old even Federal gun laws don't apply to them. Pretty smart, District of Columbia. I wouldn't live in DC for love nor money, and people who do are idiots who don't value their lives.

Anonymous said...

Time to post the home address of that judge so we can mail some to him.

Anonymous said...

Each business day Georgetown University Mail Services receives thousands of pieces of mail. Using the address formats below will ensure a faster delivery to your destination.

Professor Robert E Martin
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Marked "EVIDENCE" ... just a suggestion!


Anonymous said...

I say send this ID 10 T a box of spent steel cases and a few bullets dug out of backstop. Get tracking and signature and when he receives them contact PD with anonymous tip of possession.

Anonymous said...

You miss spelled the Judge's last name. I think the "i" should be an "o".

Anonymous said...

5404 Broad Branch Rd NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 686-0962

Bedrooms:4 beds
Bathrooms:3 baths
Single Family:2,040 sq ft
Lot:4,607 sqft
Year Built:1934
Tax year 2014
Property tax (Estimated) 6,044.27
Total value (Estimated) 844,000.00

Robert Edward Morin, Age 61
Deputy Presiding Judge, Criminal Division
Moultrie Courthouse
Room No. 4001
1455 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 737-3234

1986-Present: Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
1996-Present: Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
1986-1996: Partner, Fisher, Morin & Hansen
1984-1986: Office of the Public Defender, State of Maryland
1980-1982: Clinical Supervisor, Criminal Division, D.C. Law Students in Court Program
1977-1980: Attorney, Furey, Doolan & Abell

University of Massachusetts, 1974
Catholic University Law School, J.D., 1977

Anonymous said...

Wife: Martha Jean Tomich Age: 60
U.S Court of Appeals for D.C., Director of the Legal Division 202-216-7500

Kristopher, J.D. Candidate, Villanova University.
Willem, High Point University

(202) 249-9264
(202) 744-6962