Decorated Combat Veteran arrested in New York: Charged with 5 felonies for possession AR magazines

This is an old article, the article on the situation in Putnam County New York can be seen here

Army Vet Nathan Haddad

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.

According to Haddad’s brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought these magazines were legally made before the New York Assault Weapons Ban. When Nathan Haddad was arrested the new ban had not even been fully enacted yet.

This is not a criminal, this is not some thug looking to hurt people; this is a decorated combat veteran who was recently honored by the Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers and the Union League’s Armed Services Council for helping disabled vets get back on their feet. What’s happening to Army veteran Nate Haddad is an absolute attack on liberty. Here we have a man who honorably served his country, who was trusted with weaponry that far exceeded anything he was carrying, that now finds himself facing the possibility of spending years in prison.

Still think these gun control laws are meant to stop criminals?

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.

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  1. Most individuals talk smack, most wouldn’t have the guts to pull the trigger and kill another human…Total hypocricy.

    • Travelo: (or whatever)

      Clint Eastwood: “Go ahead, Make my day!”

      Now, did I mean that comment Mr. HomeInvader?? I forgot myself in all this excitement…

      Try my front door at 3am unannounced in my neighborhood….

  2. Wheres the probable cause to
    Search the car. And didn’t they find that road blocks and random stops without cause are unconstitutional. I know it is in indiana. And probable cause is needed to search the car.

    • With the Patriot Act and the boondoggle that is DHS, your 4th Amendment rights cease to exist within 100 miles of any land, or coastal United States borderline. Somebody up higher in this posting put in a link to a map showing it.

  3. this is Bbut if you want to show us the picture of him being booked or in cuffs and the police report i might feel differently this is to scare the american people.

  4. It looks like it almost time to go war. I hope that the true patriots in New York start the ball rolling so we can all join in.

    • Time to go to war ??
      True patriots ??

      This guy may as well have had a kilo of coke in his car, the penalty will be about the same now in the eyes of the misguided legal system.

      People with guns cote right ?? Well, too bad, if you voted then you are part of the problem bec you helped these fools get into office and write these laws. I dont even bother with voting anymore.

      Where is the real journalistic integrity about finding out what mind altering meds Adam Lanza was taking and then having a gun ban on all people who have to take these meds ? These questions can be asked at the pharmacy counter :
      Got guns at home ? answer YES – call your doctor, we cant give you these meds til you turn your guns in. After you finish the meds in 3-4 months and the doctor says you dont need meds anymore, you can apply to have the guns back. Simple as that.
      BAN all gun shows from now on, everywhere. People holding & attending guns shows will be arrested and sent to FEMA camps for re-education.

      People buying amunition should be subjected to a drug and alcohol screening.

      Dont like it ?
      Welcome to your new liberal agenda.
      Dont like it ?
      Should have written in Ron Paul on your ballot.

      • You dont vote? Then shut your holster and enjoy your freedoms being ripped. You think you are better than anyone who takes our rights away? You’re not, By not voting you are taking a proactive way of saying fuck the country. “waaa I dont wanna vote because they dont like me” Shut your face and get the fuck out.

        • True class there jimmy. You only reinforce the image of gun owners as reptilian-brained dumb-ass rednecks when you write like that. Please stop.

        • This is truley a very sad day in America when an Honored Purple Heart Vet, says this country is not worth fighting for anymore. I hope that the D.C. crowd somehow sees this post.

  5. This is why I will NEVER go back to the Peoples’ Republic of New York. They are NUTZ! The cops think they are catching criminals? They vote for that Cuomo? They put a bunch of thugs in high office and in positions of authority? They violated his rights JUST by randomly pulling him over. Since WHEN can you pull someone over just to search his car? 4th Amendment anyone? Do we just not have ANY rights anymore?

    • Your rights as you label them are only a theory.

      The people in office want to dismantle the consitution and this has been happening since Bush and the Patriot Act, which has alreayd been written well in advance on 9/11 which should tell you something right away.

      Now you can be stopped for suspicion of being suspicious and it isnt a violation of any right you think you have.

      So MF, the answer is NO, there are no right anymore. Maybe if the US Dollar is utterly destroyed, we will have a chance to start over again. What we have now is totally corrupt, invasive and ineffective.

      If you are actively voting every year, you are supporting the system, not trying to rip it down like you should be.

  6. This man should never have even been arrested… The ridiculous Ban wasnt in affect, and obviously hes not some gangbanger out looking to do a drive by… What the heck is wrong with these people?? They have no legal right to arrest this man… If anything he has grounds to sue their butts off.

  7. This doesn’t pass the smell test. The way the law reads, NY’ers are “allowed” to own 30 round mags, and have up to a full year, after the date of implimentation, to dispose of their property. During that time they may be sold to purchasers outside of the state of NY.

    • “…random vehicle search….’ near the border means you have no rights. The sheriff’s dep’t. may have been working with one of the rolling TSA roadblocks, or with Border Patrol. In any case, it’s my understanding that anywhere within 100 miles of the coast or borders is a ‘no Bill of Rights’ zone – they do what they want to do with you. Clearly, the Fourth Amendment wasn’t considered applicable here, or he could simply have refused the search and insisted on a warrant. But of course, in today’s Amerika even insisting on your 4th Amendment rights gets you put on a watch list – and probably on the No-Fly list too.

  8. New York needs to find a pretext to let this man off. The state can do it as it is notoriously deferential to celebrities and those with mod connections.They can surely do it for an American Hero. Then, they need to facilitate the courts getting rid of this stupid law and send that idiot of a governor back to the private sector.

  9. Nice misleading article here. He was arrested because of the 1994 ban on 30 round magazines, not because of pre-employment of Cuomo’s ban.

    • You know that law went back to allowing them in 2004. And has not been implemented. RESEARCH and how about a little more support of our brave brothers and sisters.

      • Hey jimmy, NY law is not the same as federal law. The AWB in NY mirrored the Federal AWB, but did not include a sunset provision, so it is still completely in effect. How’s that for research, BITCH?

  10. Why would anyone want to live in that god forsaken state! Really anywhere on that coast.Hope he gets off them trumped up charges

  11. Just a couple of thoughts on this….

    1. If the ban was not fully enacted that means it technically was not legal to begin with, but whats worse…..since WHEN can police RANDOMLY pull people over and search them? Though you still needed PROBABLE CAUSE…..the arrest was must be dropped since it was based on an illegal search….any ambulance chaser lawyer should be able to do that much.

    2. WHERE THE HELL IN UNCLE SAM? This is a decorated War Vet!! A person who put his ass on the line for this country and Uncle Sam can’t be bothered to help out with a lawyer at least???

    3. What is our country coming to when gestapo tactics are becoming common place, the people so fear the government that they won’t even stand up for themselves anymore. Have we truly fallen so far……I almost feel ashamed to be an American these days, this nation has lost itself, and the people don’t seem to care….or maybe they are just to scared to try anymore.

  12. What the hell? That is an absolute disgrace and is disgusting in my book. As a fellow soldier i hope this is thrown out. Gun control has to end this is a prime example just how full of idiots our government has become.

  13. when I first read this I thought it was just another internet rumor until I found this donor site for his defense. what I’m reading is 30 round mags were already illegal in that awful state and that he thought they were pre 1994 ban magazines. In any event, this is real and the family is asking for help in defending him. He’s retired after 12 years only, so must be some kind of medical issue and he can’t afford a defense. Check this link and pass it on.

  14. Where is he being held? Is he still in jail? Sounds to me like he needs to be rescued. This is all coming to a head very shortly.

  15. We should all have a million man march on Washington with gun owners and activists. Everyone armed with 1 single empty 30 round magazine held over our heads like freedom fighters.

  16. This makes no sense at all.

    First – for those not aware, New York had a ban on 30-round magazines in place prior to the most recent changes to gun laws. Under that ban, the highest capacity of a magazine legal in New York was 10 rounds. That ban, however, excluded magazines manufactured prior to 1994. If these were pre-1994 magazines legally owned by this individual, they were not illegal.

    Second – the most recent changes to gun laws occurred on 15 January. According to the Governor’s and State Police’s website, all 30 round magazines must either be turned in or sold out of state by 15 APRIL 2014. Yes, 15 April of NEXT YEAR. Therefore, the magazines he had in possession are CURRENTLY LEGAL in New York.

    I am wondering if there is more to the story than we are being told. Are these magazines marked “US Government or Law Enforcement Only”? Are they military property?

  17. Randomly pulled over and his vehicle searched…Stop and frisk….These idiots in NY are out of control!!Have they ever heard of the 4th amendment?
    Good thing for him they didn’t find a 44 oz. Big Gulp in his car!

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