Sunday, December 23, 2012

NBC’s David Gregory Became a Gun Criminal Today on National Television

David Gregory in the act of flaunting DC's gun laws!

Washington, DC—The nations’ capitol city has some of the toughest gun laws in America.  The laws are strict, punitive and the police have a zero tolerance policy for violators. 
On NBC’s, Meet The Press, moderator David Gregory had his own gunfight with the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre.   Gregory’s shrill voice battled, advocated and demanded that the NRA back a new ban on what he calls, “Assault Weapons”. 
To demonstrate his position against the Second Amendment’s evil gun rights Gregory imported a banned 30 round ammunition magazine for an AR-15 or M-4 carbine into the District of Columbia.  Possession of the magazine even without a gun or ammunition is a serious crime there.
The problem is that violation would land any ordinary citizen a year behind bars along with a lifetime criminal record.  There are no special legal exemptions or permits for well-meaning news media members.
I’m not going to suggest that there was criminal intent here or that Gregory was trying to do anything more than to try and provide a prop in order to prove a point.  The fact is that ignorance of the law is no excuse.
It’s very similar to when Americans that are legal owners of handguns forget that had it in some carry on bag as they place it on a TSA airport conveyor belt for inspection.  The wrath of zero tolerance has stuck a number of retired cops, celebrities and even an anti-gun member of the Illinois Senate.  Forgetfulness can be a serious felony.
Gregory should not get a free pass on this from his employer or DC officials.  To do so would send a strong message that laws only apply to some people.  
What should happen is the ending of cruel no-tolerance policies designed to snare, humiliate and victimize law-abiding gun owners. 

9 comments:

Indy Reasoner said...

Heheh, a promise broken! Or has the new year come for you?

Just messing with you. Good article and good points.

Crimefile said...

This was just too rich to slip by without attention...

Joel Brodsky said...

Gun control is a failed experiment. The founding fathers had it right: every citizen has the right to bear arms. Lets try that for a while and see how the crime rate goes.

Anonymous said...

What a hypocrite!!! He thumbs his nose to armed personal in school BUT the school HIS children attend has them. What a POS he is. Part of the "elite" in Washington that he is. Whats good for him and his is not for the rest of us. I guess he thinks the "gun free zone" signs deter crime, WELL it didn't stop the shooter in Sandy Hook did it? No, it took the armed police approaching to cause him to take his own life before the police took him out.

Anonymous said...

Please chime in on article in RT saying Russian satellites recorded 3 men entering Sandy school and investigators off the record said it appeared the rifle attributed to being used in the killings was never fired and that Adam and his mother appear to have been murdered the day before shootings. Adam was dumped on scene to complete the mission.
After a felon has completed his parole, his gun rights should be restored. We should embrace the simplicity of our 2A and rescind all 20,000 firearm "laws."

Anonymous said...

"Please chime in on article in RT saying Russian satellites recorded 3 men entering Sandy school and investigators off the record said it appeared the rifle attributed to being used in the killings was never fired and that Adam and his mother appear to have been murdered the day before shootings."

It helps if you double up on the tinfoil. The rays from outerspace can't get through two layers.

Anonymous said...

Would Mr. Gregory have been relieved if the Newtown killer had been armed with revolvers and a bolt action rifle?

Anonymous said...

Those of us against magazine capacity restrictions just got a potential gift.

Anonymous said...

Jam it in his keaster!!