New York Army Vet Facing 7 Years In Prison Over Empty Ammo Magazines

Photo Credit: WGRZ-TV An Army veteran in New York is facing up to seven years in prison for possessing five empty 30-round ammunition magazines.

Nate Haddad told WGRZ-TV he was parked on a road last month waiting to meet someone interested in buying them off him when police approached. According to the station, the magazines were for an AR-15 rifle, the same type of weapon Haddad once carried in combat. Magazines over 10 rounds have been illegal in New York since 1994, unless they were manufactured before the law went into effect. Haddad says he thought his were legal, until he found out otherwise.

“I certainly did not think I was committing a felony crime by having these,” Haddad told WGRZ. “My understanding of what I had in my possession was that it was manufactured before 1994, but the arresting officers told me otherwise after I showed them the magazines that I had in my possession.”

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  • Capt.America

    Evil Pelosi ” Returning soldiers are Terrorists”

  • Barry_Suxx

    This incident is a Classic example of Rogue Agencies gone Out-Of-Control. It can be BEAT so thoroughly with an experienced Lawyer who KNOWS how to defend The Bill Of Rights!!!! (no matter WHAT local NYC law states, or what Janet Napolitano says about returning-VET Terrorists)

  • Dempseycoleman

    Every Veteran in New York should leave this darn State Please come on down to Miami/ Fort Lauderdale shovel no more Lake Efect Snow in Rochester, NY. besides we still have BIG GULPS and Conceled Carry

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    Time for his to seek help from Thomas More Law-
    C-CS

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    Think this case is bad? Just imagine how overbearing Big Government will be if Obama achieves his Socialist Utopia!

  • Kent2012

    more commie crap from the “blue states”. we need to overwhelm the house and senate in 2014 with men and women that will turn around this rush to the cesspool that we are currently enjoying from kenyan boy and his commie cohorts……..