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.
There are so many things wrong here: attempted possession? Did he or didn't he? And if this is what he possessed, there is something seriously wrong here. The ATF's claim is that it is possible to convert some non-black powder firearms to fire these bullets, and therefore this is ammunition. Heck, a steel ball bearing is "ammunition" by this standard.
Why would any rational person live in D.C.?