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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. Old Fuff

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    If I understand correctly, before he displayed the prohibited 30-round magazine he contacted the officials-in-charge and inquired if he could legally proceed. He was told, "No" but went ahead anyway. Thus he deliberately violated the law.

    I presume that under similar circumstances if I did the same, I would be booked and charged. He wasn't for obvious reasons - and yes we should make a point of it.
     
  2. hso

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    We can use the information properly by citing DC's refusal to grant permission for the possession and use of the magazine, the producers proceeding to use it in spite of the DC official denial, and DC's acknowledging the law was broken and the investigation and ultimate backing down (implying pressure to do so) on pursuing charging over the magazine.
     
  3. barnbwt

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    I think the suggestion of taping/gluing a mag to a protest sign was a clever one. Or perhaps as a fashion accessory. May have to remember that if things get bad enough I feel like picketting with a bunch of other dummies like me outside city hall.

    TCB
     
  4. Cosmoline

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    It's always the same thing from these monsters. One law for me, another for thee.
     
  5. SouthernBoy

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    Doesn't it. Would really be interesting if several hundred people descended upon DC with 30-round mags on their persons and in their hands, waiving them around. After all as you mentioned, a precedent has been set.
     
  6. joeschmoe

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    Yes. Just write "For Demonstration Purposes Only" on your mags.
     
  7. steelerdude99

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    Interesting update, David Gregory and his wife knew the D.C. Attorney General. Not sure if they were friends, but they hung around the same crowd. Does that not smell a bit?

    http://networkedblogs.com/H03Du

    chuck
     
  8. Ryanxia

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    As much as this stinks we should be having a legitimate discussion on how to turn this to our advantage. How to either A) Push prosecution or B) (Preferably) Use it as a legal precedents or C) Use it effectively in a media campaign that illustrates how ineffective these bans are.

    While the anti's don't care about logic, it might be a good 'poster child' to get across to the common sheeple.
     
  9. 1911 guy

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    Mr. Nathan,


    I must severely disagree with your decision rgarding the blantant disregard for law shown by both the network that emplos him and Mr. Gregory himself. Knowing that posessing such an article, he thirty round capacity magazine, was a crime, they sought a variance and were denied. Even after being told explicitly not to do so, Mr. Gregory chose to knowingly violate District of Columbia law. To further compound the error, you reviewed e facts as they came before you and determined not to move foreward. This, also, is wrong. Equal protection under law carries with it equal responsibility. Both for Mr. Gregory and you, Mr. Nathan.


    Sincerely,

    Christopher Garlich

    That's the e-mail I sent. Should have proof read it before I hit "send".
     
  10. 22-rimfire

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    No surprise to me at all about Gregory. This can be used in the future in DC when they do infact try to proscute someone for the same or similar kinds of things. If it is good for the goose, it's good for the gander.
     
  11. Inebriated

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    Agreed.
     
  12. Sol

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    When will people learn? You are mostly immune to laws if you fall under one of these conditions:
    1. Entertainer
    2. Musician.
    3. Politician
    4. Accumulated more than 72 hours of play time on a national tv station in 180 days.
    5. A majority shareholder, CEO or officer of a publicly held company that grosses over $1 billion USD a year.
    6. Publisher of any media who's opinions are in line with current administration.
    7. Most local LEO (sorry but truth hurts guys)
    8. Federal employees in law enforcement careers.
    9. Military personnel O-7 and up.
    10. Family members of 1,2,3,5,8,9
     
  13. anchorman

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    I'm not in favor of magazine limits, but if you're going to have a law, it needs to be either going to be universally enforced or not at all. David Gregory should be in jail. No more "privileged class" people, it's entirely unamerican. Especially given how he knew he was breaking the law. He should get an extra fee years on his felony conviction for that.
     
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    I think we should thank the AG for realizing how dumb the magazine law is by giving a pass. Asking to smite the reporter is petty.
     
  15. M-Cameron

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    it is petty.....but if it were you or me.....we would already be in jail, with a felony record....all because the AG wanted to 'make an example' out of us.....

    we arent asking for anything drastic, only that laws be applied equally to everyone......so either get rid of the law all together, or charge Gregory.
     
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    By the ratification of the 14th Amendment, all citizens are to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. It makes little difference whether the law is "just" or not; that is for a court to decide--not an Attorney General. It's a shame that a test case involving a "commoner" wasn't reported the same day Mr. Gregory was excused, to force the issue of the double standard. It's probably too late now for someone to "get themselves arrested" in order to expose the injustice done here (and I wouldn't suggest anyone do this unless they are some sort of professional protestor who engages in flamboyant civil disobediance ;)).

    TCB
     
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    If the WashPo is right abobut him not being charged, the most likely ending, is anyone with a semblence of awareness the least surprised?
     
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    "All animals were created equal.
    Some are more equal than others."
    Napolian the Pig
    George Orwell's Animal Farm
     
  19. Hapworth

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    This.

    And I'll add: a careful reading of the AG's press release heavily tilts toward his office being strong-armed into dropping the matter; it's oozing with anger and a pointedness you don't see when everybody's in the same page...

    http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/local/david-gregory-letter/240/
     
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    meanwhile, a combat vet sits in jail for violating the law after being given bad information about transporting on his way to a shoot.

    So, combat vet < David Gregory

    stay classy, DC
     
  21. Batty67

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    As if anything would have come from this. Kind of like prosecuting Clemons to the nth degree about steroids and lying. Pointless.
     
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