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. This pisses me off, im a combat veteran currently serving in Afghanistan. I keep reading the bull crap that is going on back in the states,this crap makes me not want to come back. What the hell has our country turned into. What am i defending anymore, what am i risking my life for anymore. Its come down to not the country we fight for anymore that has long passed, its only for our friends and family do we defend here now today. Scouts out..

  2. When did we start “random” car searches? What about probable cause? Search and seizure laws? Why was this man chosen at “random”? Whole deal sounds unconstitutional to me.

  3. This sounds like total BS to me. First, the new law wasn’t even signed until 1/15, and the law gives you until Jan 15, 2014 to dispose of existing mags. So the arresting officer must have thought the mags were manufactured after 1994, the date of the original assault weapons ban. But there isn’t any date stamp on mags that I know of, so no way to prove it. I’m a fellow NYer and pissed off about this law, but there isn’t any way this could be prosecuted that I can see.

  4. Unfortunately those magazines were banned before the latest round of crap they call laws, 10 round magazine have been the limit for sometime now.

    What i do not understand is the “random” vehicle check.


  6. I don’t buy anything made in NY, IL, or CA. I don’t travel to NY, IL, or CA. I don’t hire anyone from NY, IL, or CA. It’s a matter of principle. Sounds harsh, but these people created their own mess and if they don’t like their predicament, only they can fix by voting corrupt and tyrannical progressive socialists out of office. If enough people did that, the corrupt statist systems in these states would collapse. When states collapse, there will be blood. The state becomes even more tyrannical in its’ own self-preservation and a countervailing insurgency develops. Guerilla warfare ensues (did they really think the people gave up their guns?). The panicked state overreacts and guerilla warfare spreads into national revolution. Then all these Mussolinis get dragged through the streets. All these Hitlers get the opportunity to commit suicide. All these Tojos and Saddams get hung. Sadly, many among the people die as well during revolutionary war. This is the pattern of human response to tyranny time after time throughout history. It will happen here, too. Did you think we’re immune from tyranny or revolution? Our own history says no. We wouldn’t exist without revolution or bold, principled people. History tells us so. I suggest that it would be far easier to use the ballot box now, before another bloody revolution reshapes our future.

    • Mark, I take issue with your statement – we in Illinois are outnumbered by the ultralibs out of Chicago (Obama), the Dick Durbin establishment, etc. We get outvoted by the Quad Cities, the Metro East and the Chicago area by sheer numbers. We don’t like it but we’re screwed. Please don’t toss us in with the Constitution busters.

  7. GOVT’s gone to far in trying to completely control the people its supposed to serve,its starting to act like a dictalorship instead of a FREE nation.

    • I wonder how many clips of what size does the Secret Service agents that protect Obumble, his kids, his wife and all of the other D.C. croonies?

  8. All i can say is LAW SUIT!!!!The new law clearly states that you have one year to sell the magazines out of state.

  9. All you gun enthusiasts need to quit committing all the gun related crimes in this country… Tired of getting robbed by hunters and marksmen at the 7/11

  10. Considering he was right around Ft. Drum, NY, there should be absolutely no issue of him having these in his vehicle. As a matter of fact, I bet there are many soldiers with empty mags in there vehicles. This is an issue item, and many soldier carry TA-50, along with other issue equipment in their vehicles if transporting them from home to work and vice versa. Jefferson County might as well start lobbying for Ft. Drum to stop issuing magazines, and start issuing candy canes and unicorn kisses.

  11. the law is the law whether you are a preacher or a thug. Ignorance of the law is no excuse to slide on by.
    If the law is too strict, as written, it will be challenged and defeated.
    But just like prohibition, it might unpopular with your crowd, but it is the law.

  12. Pulled over randomly for a check?? Are we in Cold-War-Russia? This country is becoming what we despised the most! It’s becoming what the second amendment states we should bear arms for. To protect against enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. Tyranny, etc. Being a combat veteran myself, I’m disgusted where this country is headed. It saddens me that I can’t stand so much of the country I fought for, got shot for, and would have done anything to protect.

  13. Where is the legality of the ‘random vehicle check’. Where is the probably cause for pulling a vehicle over. There was no suspicion of a crime having been committed. It was a random and unconstitutional ‘search and seizure’ which we are protected against. If not, we would have a Gestapo-style police force weilding unlimited discretionary power over the populace, keeping them in check with fear and intimidation. I’d say that this soldier certainly does have a strong constitutional case.

  14. How does someone get randomly pulled over and their vehicle searched? That’s 100% unconstitutional and I hope he wins and sues these morons for everything they have.

  15. Fools that argue he is a military man instead of search with out probable cause distorts and takes away from what is happening to our constutional rights. At Fort Hood a military man killed others!
    The politician loop hole writers are responsible not the officers following orders. As for as voteing it only means any thing if the elected officials obay constutional law.

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