The attacks on the Second Amendment, by government, have extended to persecuting a decorated war hero and charging him with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having completely empty 30 round AR-15 magazines in his vehicle.
On January 6, 2013, a decorated combat veteran, Staff Sergeant Nathan Haddad, was driving through Jefferson County, New York when he was randomly pulled over at a Fourth Amendment violating warrantless vehicle checkpoint search. Haddad, who had five 30-round empty magazines in his vehicle, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and was charged with five separate felonies. If convicted on all counts, Haddad, could spend the majority of the rest of his life in prison.
When Nathan Haddad was arrested, the new ban on his gun magazines had not yet taken effect. The ignoramuses’ at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department should be given a civics homework assignment; namely to look up the term, ex post facto. In other words, the government cannot pass a law which makes a past act illegal prior to a new law taking effect. But, I forget, this is the new America and we are clearly in the midst of adopting totalitarian laws and law enforcement practices which are serving to replace our Constitution (e.g. the NDAA).
Ironically, Haddad was recently honored by the Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers and the Union League’s Armed Services Council for helping disabled veterans get back on their feet and this is how the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office honors his service to his country and later, to his community.
A legal relief fund has been set up to help Sergeant Haddad fight against the tyrants in New York. I would encourage all to donate what they can.
Gun control laws are not meant to stop criminals. Gun control is about control and about disarming the American people because there are some very bad people who wish to do middle class Americans great harm. America needs to wake up and see gun control for what it is; gun control is most often a precursor to absolute tyranny and often culminates in genocide.
If this government was truly sincere about making the country safer, they would be corralling and controlling the reckless and negligent medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex. The present medical statistics demonstrate that death by doctor dwarfs death by gunfire as the following chart demonstrates.
Rank Causes of Death (2010) # of Deaths 1 Heart disease 597,689 2 Cancer 574,743 3 Medically caused deaths 225,000 4 Chronic lower respiratory diseases 138,080 5 Stroke 129,476 6 Accidents 120, 859 7 Alzheimer’s 83, 494 8 Diabetes 69,071 9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome 50,476 10 Influenza and Pneumonia 50,094 ??? Death by Firearm 9,601
In 2010, there were 14,043 homicides in the United States. This was 15th leading cause of death according to the CDC mortality statistics and a Wall Street Journal review for causes of death. However, when one isolates the number of deaths by firearms, the number of deaths caused by guns drops to 9,601. Gunfire, as a cause of mortality is not even ranked among the leading causes of death. The likelihood of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.
Let’s take a moment to examine the leading causes of death and the possible reasons underlying the mortality statistics. Perhaps we should be looking at the Bovine Growth Hormones (cancer causing) put into cattle which makes its way into the human population by way of meat and milk consumption.
We ingest these dangerous substances and literally, the entire country is on a secondary form of steroids. Subsequently, massive rates of obesity have beset our nation and not one word of discussion on this topic has taken place in the mainstream media or in the halls of Congress. Maybe the country should question the wisdom of taking the flu vaccine. There is not one shred of scientific evidence which supports the use of the vaccine which would serve to justify the hundreds of thousands adverse reactions. The use of the flu vaccine defies conventional wisdom. How does one make up a vaccine a year before the “new” strain appears. Is this medicine by crystal ball? And where is the supportive data?
With this kind of voodoo science, no wonder death by doctor is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Also, contributing to our demise, in these areas, are the massive amounts of untested, unregulated and unlabeled GMOs by which we have seen massive cancerous tumors in rats raised on a GMO diet. Monsanto has bought out and is controlling the FDA and the CDC, and subsequently is allowed to avoid all reviews of its products and food safety.