Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shock verdict — Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C. … while NBC’s David Gregory got off scot free


In a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.

Judge Robert Morin sentenced Mr. Witaschek to time served, a $50 fine and required him to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.

Outside the courtroom, I asked Mr. Witaschek how he felt about the verdict. “I’m completely outraged by it,” he said. “This is just a continuation of the nightmare. Just to sit there. I could not believe it.

Shaking his head, he added, “None of these people know anything about gun issues, including the judge.”

His wife Bonnie Witaschek was crying. “It’s just so scary,” she said. “You never think you’ll end up in a situation like this, but here we are.”

Mr. Witaschek’s attorney Howard X. McEachern shook his client’s hand and said, “We’re not done.” Mr. McEachern plans to appeal the decision.

I asked the defense attorney for his opinion of the verdict. “Clearly the judge thought that this was overkill the sentence reflects how he felt about the prosecution of this case,” he replied.


  1. At some point when this cancer of insanity leaks out of D.C., we will just have to fight back and I don t mean in court.

    1. You got it and it should be done in remembrance of the gentleman that crashed his plane into a IRS building in Texas? as I remember. His letter to his children was a masterpiece, I thought.