Biased Judge Tells Gun Hobbyist the 2nd Amendment ‘Doesn’t Exist in This Courtroom’

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Jamie Carroll /

A Brooklyn gun hobbyist has just been convicted in one of the most unbelievable anti-Second Amendment cases we’ve ever seen. Dexter Taylor was subjected to one of the most unfair trials imaginable in a New York courtroom, where his attorney says the judge was “the most aggressive prosecutor in the room.” At one point, the judge told Taylor’s attorney that he may as well not mention the Second Amendment in his defense arguments because “it doesn’t exist here.”

Dexter Taylor is a 52-year-old software engineer. During the pandemic, when he was suffering through New York’s draconian lockdowns, he learned about the hobby of gunsmithing. He was smitten with the concept and took it up as a personal hobby to pass the time during the lockdowns.

“I found out that you can actually legally buy a receiver and you can machine that receiver to completion, and you buy your parts and you put them together and you’ve got a pistol or a rifle,” said Taylor in an interview before his conviction. “And once I saw that I was hooked. I was like, ‘This is the coolest thing ever. This is the most cool thing you could possibly do in your machine shop.’”

Taylor even dreamed of turning his new skills into a business one day. Except now he might die in prison because of his hobby.

A joint task force made up of NYPD officers and Nazis from Joe Biden’s ATF found out that Dexter Taylor was legally buying gun parts from various companies. They sent a SWAT team to raid his home, confiscated all the firearms that he had built as a hobbyist, and arrested him. According to Taylor’s attorney, he had built five or six AR-style rifles and five or six Glock pistols through his new hobby.

The person who ended up overseeing Taylor’s trial is Judge Abena Darkeh. When Taylor’s attorney, Vinoo Varghese, started his opening statement during the trial, Judge Darkeh interrupted him multiple times.

“Do not bring the Second Amendment into this courtroom,” said the judge. “It doesn’t exist here. So you can’t argue Second Amendment. This is New York.”

It should go without saying that a person as biased and stupid as Abena Darkeh doesn’t belong anywhere near a courtroom, let alone sitting on the bench. Newsflash: the Second Amendment applies in New York, just as it applies everywhere else in the United States.

GFY, witch.

Throughout the trial, the prosecution smeared Dexter Taylor—who had never been convicted of any crime previously—as a lunatic who was building firearms in his basement for some evil purpose. The prosecution and the judge refused to allow Taylor’s family members into the courtroom to show their support for him. They wanted to jury to think he was a crazy loner. They wouldn’t even allow Taylor’s upstairs neighbor, who knew about the gunsmithing hobby, to testify on his behalf.

The judge told the jury they would face consequences if they didn’t return a guilty verdict against Taylor, so they did. He was found guilty of criminal possession of a loaded weapon, four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of five or more firearms, unlawful possession of pistol ammunition, violation of certificate of registration, and possession of unfinished frames or receivers.

Dexter Taylor has never even fired a gun. He simply enjoyed assembling guns from parts as a hobby. He now faces 18 years in prison for engaging in a perfectly legal hobby in New York State. His sentencing is scheduled for May 13th.