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No charges for NBC host over ammunition magazine
news9.com ^ | 11 January, 2013 | ERIC TUCKER, AP

Posted on 01/11/2013 6:11:23 PM PST by marktwain

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - NBC journalist David Gregory won't face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" news program last month, District of Columbia prosecutors announced Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at news9.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; davidgregory; democrats; districtofcolumbia; fudc; gregory; guncontrol; guncriminal; gunlawsfortheenotme; meetthepress; nbcnews; partisanmediashills; secondamendment
In your face: Laws are for the little guy. We decide who needs to follow them.
1 posted on 01/11/2013 6:11:37 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

That’s because David Gregory sucked up to MaObama by saying “is this your Lincoln moment?”.

At that point, he was the blessed child by praising his master.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 6:13:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: marktwain

Some people are more equal than others apparently.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 6:13:52 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: marktwain

I wonder if he knows someone.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 6:17:39 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: marktwain
A friend of our family did not do a day in jail for vehicular manslaughter after his lawyer asked the judge “what happened to Ted Kennedy after Chappaquiddick?”
Wonder if this’ll be used the same way?
5 posted on 01/11/2013 6:23:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: marktwain

“Laws are for thee, not for me,” sayeth the liberals.


6 posted on 01/11/2013 6:25:54 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: marktwain

There are two ways to run a country: Rule Of Law, or Who You Know. Don’t think for a second that we remain in the former category.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 6:29:50 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: marktwain

A million people should march on D.C. with 30-round mags, if that law is not going to be enforced. One logistical difficulty could be they’re now impossible to find if you don’t already have one.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 6:33:46 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: marktwain

American Nomenklatura system; if your name is in the system, then it’s All Good. Laws are for little people.

You started an exchange..? Beggar thousands —it’s ok.

You headed up a hedge fund, then cleaned it out and bought a chateau..? No jail time.

Hell, your victims can’t even DEPOSE you...!

Rule by men, not by laws.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 6:35:09 PM PST by gaijin
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To: marktwain

Some animals really are more equal than others.


11 posted on 01/11/2013 6:35:51 PM PST by null and void (Confiscating guns enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: marktwain

Some animals are more equal than others.

Mr. Orwell, you called it.

I guess the law has absolutely no meaning in our nation now.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 6:37:03 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain

You’re a baseball player who maybe did growth hormone? You’ll spend 18 months on Capitol Hill under the kleig lights.

Ah, you burned down an Embassy? No questions, if you have a tummy ache.

You killed 300 Mexicans and 2 US cops..? No jail time for you AND you can keep your job.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 6:39:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: marktwain

Disappointing, but not surprising. There are many good Americans behind bars now for equally silly violations of gun laws. Apparently Gregory gets a pass because he’s on the “right” side of the issue.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 6:44:04 PM PST by Miguel Alberto
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To: marktwain

When it comes to Washington DC, it’s not what you know that counts, it is who you blow that counts.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 6:44:13 PM PST by Matthew10 (You can't use what you don't know)
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To: marktwain

Laws don’t apply to the ruling-class elites, in this corrupt Age of Obama. Ask Jon Corzine.

But take someone who dares buck the professional political class and their socialist agenda, and watch their hides get nailed to the wall.

America 2013 for you. Evil has truly taken over.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 6:45:33 PM PST by greene66
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To: marktwain
Just dang. I may be a bit slow, but just holding up a 30 round magazine in D.C. is a crime with a penalty up to a year in prison?

A small metal box with a spring?

Come on people. It is not like it is a 100 watt incandescent light bulb or a 60 oz. Coke.

/s

17 posted on 01/11/2013 6:47:18 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Gabrial

Just dang. I may be a bit slow, but just holding up a 30 round magazine in D.C. is a crime with a penalty up to a year in prison?

A small metal box with a spring?

Come on people. It is not like it is a 100 watt incandescent light bulb or a 60 oz. Coke.

/s

You have to keep up to date on these things. A good party member knows instinctively what to say and do. I have that on good authority from comrade Orwell.


18 posted on 01/11/2013 6:51:29 PM PST by marktwain
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To: FoxInSocks; All

I have a few...;-)

The problem is when we see the hypocracy of enforcement in D.C., what then???

We already know the outcome for one person, so what, if a few more, or even a million show up doing the same thing???

I would think if you are going to do this, bring the rifle that one fits into as well, if you are going to make a statement, might as well do so with the means to resist the hypocracy, if they choose to make an issue out of it...And if they choose to NOT engage you, be prepared to disengage yourself, and not be suckered into a fight on the way out...

To challenge the un-Constitutional agenda these folks have against this country and its citizery, you have to be willing to do something about it, and be prepared to sacrifice everything to achieve the goal setforth before you get there...

Just my opinion...


19 posted on 01/11/2013 6:53:54 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: marktwain

They have set a precedence. How can they justify prosecution of anyone else. Can see the defense lawyer asking the court: “how much and who do we pay to get the charges dropped like David Gregory?”.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 6:54:34 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: marktwain; All

You might be able to get away with taking a picture of one with the intent to brandish and display such a picture of a dangerous device, such as a box with a spring in it...;-)


21 posted on 01/11/2013 6:57:03 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: marktwain

laws do not apply to leftists I guess


22 posted on 01/11/2013 6:58:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: marktwain

23 posted on 01/11/2013 7:02:33 PM PST by Clock King
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To: marktwain
A friend of our family did not do a day in jail for vehicular manslaughter after his lawyer asked the judge “what happened to Ted Kennedy after Chappaquiddick?”

Exactly.

They blinked.

If they were “true believers” they would have arrested little Dave.

A token fine, a day in jail, something, anything would do that the mouthpiece media could have pointed at to “prove” that they are fair.



Nothing.



The city's Office of the Attorney General, which handles low-level crimes, said criminal charges wouldn't serve the public's best interests even though possession of the magazine - capable of holding up to 30 rounds of ammunition - was clearly against local gun laws.

"Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States,

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. ~Jane Addams

Thus, no, nay, not a scratch shall be imparted on the porcelain skin of princess D...

They are incapable of believing they are wrong.

It is their Achilles heel.

And once again the hypocrisy of quoting the First Amendment to violate the Second Amendment is second only to continuing to collect thirty pieces of silver...

24 posted on 01/11/2013 7:07:37 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: coloradan

It’s the Chicago way...


25 posted on 01/11/2013 7:10:21 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: FoxInSocks

Sorry, I only have 20s in quantity right now (FAL).


26 posted on 01/11/2013 7:11:32 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain
Remember what Gregory was bitching about: OUR GUN LAWS ARE TOO LAX.
27 posted on 01/11/2013 7:35:51 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

Remember what Gregory was bitching about: OUR GUN LAWS ARE TOO LAX. (for other people)


28 posted on 01/11/2013 7:50:52 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Was there ever any doubt? Laws are meant for the rabble; not their betters.


29 posted on 01/11/2013 8:01:11 PM PST by Redcloak (CA conservatives: Go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to quit the GOP!)
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To: FoxInSocks

Just have our elected representatives show up on the floor with them. Demonstrate the hippocricy. Real Americans are too busy to march.


30 posted on 01/11/2013 8:30:23 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: marktwain

“Just dang. I may be a bit slow, but just holding up a 30 round magazine in D.C. is a crime with a penalty up to a year in prison?”

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31 posted on 01/11/2013 8:59:09 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

They have set a precedence. How can they justify prosecution of anyone else. Can see the defense lawyer asking the court: “how much and who do we pay to get the charges dropped like David Gregory?”.

The precedence they have set is that they can give a “get out of jail free card” to anyone they want to.


32 posted on 01/11/2013 9:26:29 PM PST by marktwain
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To: FoxInSocks
A million people should march on D.C. with 30-round mags

loaded to clean up the place.

33 posted on 01/11/2013 9:32:20 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: Gabrial
What David Gregory did with that magazine was extremely dangerous.

He could've put an eye out waving it around like that.

34 posted on 01/11/2013 9:56:08 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: marktwain

The city’s Office of the Attorney General, which handles low-level crimes, said criminal charges wouldn’t serve the public’s best interests...

NBC asked law officials beforehand if they legally could use the magazine on their show and was told “NO” yet they did so anyway which is a blatant defiance of the law.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/11/politics/guns-nbc/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular


35 posted on 01/12/2013 10:02:04 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: FoxInSocks

“logistical difficulty? “-——not to worry, just not a problem. Don’t forget about 15’s, 17’s, 20’s, 50’s, 75’s, and by the way belts———I’d be all for magazines AND pitchforks. It’s a 6,000 mile run for me but I’d be willing to bring a truckload of pitchforks.


36 posted on 01/12/2013 10:53:35 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: marktwain

If you are a liberal you are “informing the public”. If you are conservative, then you are a gun nut?

Liberal “informing the public” is the same as “re-educating the masses”. When laws are only enforced on non-party members... It is fascism.


37 posted on 01/12/2013 11:34:07 AM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: marktwain
"Selective and disproportionate enforcement of laws and regulations."

Right out of the commie-pinko playbook.

38 posted on 01/13/2013 8:27:43 PM PST by semaj
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