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. I used to live in New York up until 1968 when my family moved to Arizona. I am appalled that the supid, uneducated, folks that call themselves Law Enforcement Officers would do something like this. Especially to a Combat Vet. All I can say is that New York sucks and it will be a cold day in hell if I ever visit that state again.

  2. Ha.pulled over at random.This is what that guy was fighting for,our non freedom.nice to know you can be thrown in prison for carrying some rectangular shaped polymer with springs in it

  3. America is being destroyed by the lazy, the weak, and the liberals ! I am a police officer. Know that good laws save lives but bad laws lead to lawlessness ! I’m ashamed of how this country is ENDing up! Politicians… Liberals… dumb ass law enforcement … Pray for AMERICA !

  4. Yeah, it was ok for david Gregory on media bias news but not ok for a decorated combat vet ,treason in my book these law makers are getting way out of control with this crap liberty will prevail in the end!!!

  5. power tripping cops.. this man literally fought for our freedom . they go and treat him like a criminal. this has gone way to far.

  6. Unless the mags were sitting in plain sight, how the hell did the officer make an arrest?? Vehicular stop for misdemeanor traffic violation IS NOT probable cause to search! Did somebody repeal the 4th Amendment lately?

  7. What the hell is wrong with NY law enforcement ? I saw where they cuffed a 7 year old boy and interrogated him for 10 hours !!!! REALLY ??? A combat Vet arrested for an empty clip ? Law enforcement like that will cause more harm than good

  8. Am I missing something here …. What did he do wrong and why was he arrested ? If he did nothing wrong, then he shouldn’t have been arrested and he shouldn’t have to defend himself in court and have to waste ANY money or time … WTF in going on. Is this still a country where you are presumed innocent til proven guilty or am I wrong ???? Holy SHIT !!

    • Scott, In the eyes of the law you are guilty until proven innocent anymore. If you believe otherwise you are snorting some major good stuff! It’s a sad sad world we live in. I spent 9 years in the Army, I have bled for this land, and to be honest with you, if I could afford it, I’d go live in the Carribean (spelled wrong I know) where I didn’t have to worry with stupid bullshit like this. I could sit out on the beach and drink as much as I wanted, and tell whoever I wanted to go get fucked, and not have to worry about shit. Pretty sad anymore….

  9. Gun owners in NY ..take notice…all such stops should be in your opinion re evaluated.and dealt with as you see fit…go to jail or go on your way…coming to a town near you

  10. what I find as odd is that watertown is outside fort drum. i recently got out of the army myself, and have found empty 30 round magazines in with my extra gear. ar-15, M-4, M-16 all pretty much the same thing. figure a cop outside an army base would put two and two together.

  11. I have stated my position on this before. Get the NRA attorneys on thi. They make enough to take this case Pro bono and it helps there cause in the fight over gun control.

  12. First off while I don’t particularly agree with this, the magazines in face were loaded with ammunition. They were found subsequesnt to a lawful motor vehicle stop for a violation of NY V&T Law and this has nothing to do with the new NY Safe Act. In NYS it has been illegal to possess a magazine with a capacity of more then 10 rounds since 1994.

  13. I hope none of you actually think that this happened and are donating to the cause. It’s a scam. The law wasn’t signed until 1/15/2013. It’s not a felony to possess high cap magazines, it’s a misdemeanor. People have a year to get rid of the magazines so if empty, there’s no violation whatsoever. As of 1/6/13, he could have sold those magazines to the cop that stopped him. Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your thoughts. I am a fellow 2nd amendment supporter but I want to know the source of this article. If it actually happened, it would be front page news in every newspaper in NY and the entire country.

    • I am off on that. I misread and it could have happened based on the fact that he is not law enforcement with more than 10 round magazines. Unloaded magazines though? I can’t see this happening either way. Is there another article with the unbiased real story of why he was stopped and searched. I still don’t buy it based on no probable cause to search. There are protections for that. If violated, then go get em! NYS, Making criminals of honest people for years.

      • ed, you sir are a number one ass. Maybe you should learn to read before trying to spread your bullshit lies. I realize that people like you are paid by the administration to go to websites like this and defame anyone who doesn’t report the government line, but to try to trash an honorable man is just despicable.

        I hope you sleep well at night. And when the government turns there back on you and arrests you for something, don’t come crying to sites like this to report your story.

        It’s amazing how many stupid people there are in this country. Keep up the good work Off Grid Survival, and thank you for reporting what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of us out here who appreciate what you do.

    • I personally know this guy…lived in his apartment for 2 weeks when I needed a place to crash, and yes, Nate was arrested and his brother is behind raising the support…


    • SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, i think you should contact all of the other mothers of our fallen brothers and start to tell D.C. whats up. Media loves stories from a mother on either side of a idea.

  15. This is a disgrace & discredit to our nation i have read all these post & agree with most of the more intelligent ones. We should take what is rightfully ours & uphold the constitution if the United States of American for which this fucking country was founded!!! Being sold like slaves to the wolves soon some other nation will come in & with our weakened state of affairs & kill us all with something bigger than clip!!! Can’t all the crippling over paid (paid-off) figures that have the nerve to call themselves statesman/governors/congress/president/CIA/so called bankers find another country to invade!!!!!!…. Totally ashamed of the USA & to live here makes me feel sickened$$%•

  16. This sickens me, it literally puts a knot in my stomach. This man is not a criminal, he is not dangerous, he is not someone that should be treated with this much disrespect. This combat veteran has put his very own life on the line so that citizens may enjoy the freedoms that they take for granted. Now back home, he is arrested on completely ridiculous charges. This is NOT the type of treatment our military veterans deserve. This is completely absurd!

  17. I’ve always been one to question the facts, so I wonder what the specifics of this are. But no matter specifics, the principle of this is pretty messed up. We all know what is happening here though. Every gun owner in America does. The government wants to slowly disarm us. A lot of police say they defend 2A, but what comes first? Their job that supports their family? Or the 2nd Amendment. Those that are smart will be turning in their badges if things keep going the way that they are. I say if they keep pulling this shit, some people in New York are going to take a stand. Any form of gun control is unconstitutional. Some isn’t a bad thing, BUT the government has long been overstepping their boundaries. Keep your rifles close at hand, we might have to use them soon.

  18. You all talk a good game but in this f world we live your all fill of bs when are you guys going to watch up and smell the coffee. Let me guess whe it’s to late cum on ppl stop the bs games and stand up for your rights. The time is now to form a preppers organization.

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