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David Gregory will not be charged

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Queen_of_Thunder, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. Queen_of_Thunder

    Queen_of_Thunder member

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    That's what the Washington Post is reporting.
     
  2. M-Cameron

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    of course not....hes one of 'them'.....they couldnt possibly charge him, i mean after all, its not like he was going to harm anyone.....not like those damn gun owners, they only need those things for killing people.

    ....so its ok to commit a felony.....but only if you do it for a short time....and claim the 1st amendment......good to know.

    well then, i suppose that would mean i can make some death threats....so long as i keep my calls short, and inform them im using my 1st amendment rights....

    or perhaps i can go sell some crack.....so long as i only do it once.....and then write an article on drug dealing.........man, these "laws" things are kind of useless then, eh?
     
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  3. horsemen61

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    must be nice
     
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    Laws for thee, but not for me.

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    Whose ear do we get a hold of on this?

    Edit; Irvin Nathan, DC Attorney General, whose office apparently made this decision based upon Gregory's "First Amendment right". You cannot make this stuff up!

    Irvin Nathan

    oag@dc.gov

    (202) 727-3400
     
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  5. vtail

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    Someone needs to attach a 30 round mag to a Pro 2A sign out in front of the White House.

    And then if arrested they can claim 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.

    Just like David Gregory did.
     
  6. trayzor

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    And this news is surprising!
     
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    How convenient.

    By that logic, one could argue that almost any criminal offense could be affirmatively defended if the intent of the actor was simply to exercise his/her First Amendment right.

    Hmm, I don't remember seeing an affirmative defense clause present in the substantive elements of the magazine capacity limit law that Mr Gregory violated. :fire:
     
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    i think i feel sick. how egregious. how transparently preferential. Why even hide bad behavior anymore, it's just flaunted in our faces.
     
  9. VA27

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    I hope the next guy pinched in DC for a similar offense gets a lawyer smart enough to hammer this HARD. Good for the goose, good for the gander.
     
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    I suppose one could complain to ther dept of justice - go right to the head and find Eric Holder . Oh - wait a minute, isn't he the guy that was charged with contempt of congress but hasn't been arrested ?

    It's nice to be royalty and above the law .
     
  11. Okiegunner

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    On a bit different tack...but of interest I think, since we are discussing this guy...

    David Gregory's son and daughter (sure thought he played for the "other" team) both attend Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. Sidwell is an exclusive private school. What?? D. C. public schools not good enough??

    Sidwell accepts "vouchers" under a "D.C. Opportunity Program" School vouchers? Liberals???

    Both of Pres. Obama's daughters also attend Sidwell, as do the grandchildren of our Vice President. Al Gore's son graduated from Sidwell. Why do these "leaders" of our nation not think that the Washington D.C. public school system will not work for their children? ________ insert answer here. Sidwell has been hailed as the Harvard of D.C.'s PRIVATE schools.

    Now...Get ready for this!!!

    The school maintains a highly trained ARMED security staff of eleven officers.

    Go Figure
     
  12. Isaac-1

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    I don't mind that he was not charged, there was almost no chance he would have done any time for this, I just hope it made him sweat a bit, maybe enough to reconsider his position on such things.
     
  13. SouthernBoy

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    What you folks have to understand is that the Washington, DC government is corrupt to the core and it's been this way for many years. I have lived my entire life within 35 miles of this city and it is little more that a cesspool. If you are not familiar with The Washington Times' series of articles called, "Emily Gets Her Gun", written by senior editor Emily Miller, I highly suggest reading them. It is a real eye opener to blatant ignorance and outright misuse of the public trust.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/2011/oct/5/miller-emily-gets-her-gun/

    And yes, she's beautiful.
     
  14. JT-AR-MG42

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    I can see it now vtail!

    Fast forward to 'Meet the Press'
    Round table discussion. Last minutes of the show.
    Grainy out of focus picture of vtail and the sign across from the WH on the screen. (Ever notice how the important photos of the suspect are always poor for no real reason?)

    Gregory- " And this schmuck thought he had the right? Of all the nerve. We here in D.C. have common sense laws that apply to all, including protesters making a deluded point.
    Oops, did I just describe me from a few weeks ago? "

    Brokaw- in his best down home greatest generation voice- " No David, what you did was heroic and I'll explain why.
    You know I bird hunt in Montana, but this was obviously going too far. This poor fellow should and will be charged. Another example of why we need common sense, common ground.... "

    JT
     
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    did i hear "citizens arrest"????

    dc attny general was starring in a play with gregory's wife--imaging that?
     
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    Sad, but expected. That's what happens when we become a nation of men (insiders) not of laws. Frankly, I smell a pay-off or extortion of some sort.
     
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    Cronyism at it's finest. I'm sure the people of DC feel much safer knowing the DA's office uses its infinite wisdom to decide to whom the law applies. :banghead:
     
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    There is a key part of that statement.

    "among other things" is AKA "we were told not to prosecute because he was supporting the 'O' agenda."
     
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    Sounds like there is now precedent for possession of "high capacity" magazines in D.C.
     
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    Gotta allow people to use those First Amendment rights to tell people that we shouldn't have Second Amendment rights.

    This is about the reaction I think Thomas Jefferson would have to that :barf:
     
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    I thought getting worked up over this was a mistake from the start and find my opinion hasn't changed about this.

    Calls for his prosecution made us appear spiteful and petty and we don't need that. It also made us appear foolish since it was expected that use of the magazine on a TV program would not be prosecuted and the 1st Amendment would be cited as the reason.
     
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    I for one, believe that it is time to IMPEACH all of these criminals, and give them long sentences, at hard labor.
     
  23. David G.

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    A law is a law is a law. They should either enforce it or get rid of it altogether.
     
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    As long as Holder is the AG, Obama and his cronies are going to do as they wish
     
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    While I never really called for his prosecution, nor am I surprised at the outcome, it's a perfect example of the contemptible levels of hypocrisy displayed by this administration and the people who support it.

    On the upside of things, Gregory's use of the magazine on-air, and the system's unwillingness to prosecute is possibly the most graphic example of just how thoroughly stupid magazine bans are in the first place.

    Couched in the right way, we can use the Gregory incident to our advantage, but I agree that it has to be done in such a way as to avoid looking spiteful or petty.
     
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