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Did David Gregory just violate D.C. gun law by possessing a high-capacity gun clip?
Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/23/12 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:02 PM PST by jimbo123

Legal Insurrection@LegInsurrection @davidgregory Was that a high capacity ammunition clip you were holding? Did you check D.C. law?

Update 5:15 p.m. — It has been 4 hours since I emailed the two communications people at NBC News with responsibility for Meet the Press, and almost two hours since I emailed the S.V.P. of Communications and left a voice mail on her cell phone, but no response yet from NBC News.

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It sure looks that way, unless the gun clip Gregory held up today was just a dummy prop.

I saw a number of tweets linking to this post David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV quoting D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (emphasis in original):

b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

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1 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:11 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
"The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition."

Well, that's certainly a relief.

BTW, how's that gun free zone of DC workin' out?

2 posted on 12/23/2012 3:08:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (UA): It is illegal to possess ammunition in the District of Columbia unless the person is: (1) a licensed dealer, (2) a federal or city law enforcement officer acting within scope of duties, or (3) holder of a valid registration certificate of same gauge and caliber as ammunition in possession. It is also illegal to possess, sell or transfer any “large capacity ammunition feeding device.” A person guilty of this charge can be sentenced to a maximum fine of $1000 and/or up to a year imprisonment. D.C. Criminal Code 7-2506.01.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 3:09:14 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Why write to NBC? The inquiry should be to the DC police.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 3:09:14 PM PST by Cyman
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To: jimbo123

Was it for sale and what did it fit? I am still looking for some.......


5 posted on 12/23/2012 3:12:38 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: jimbo123

Well, if it was a high-capacity magazine, then yes, lock his bad self up.

But, since it was a high-capacity clip...nope, he’s ok.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 3:15:34 PM PST by moovova
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To: jimbo123
"It is illegal to possess ammunition in the District of Columbia"

Does that cover spent ammo too?

What about duds?

7 posted on 12/23/2012 3:15:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cyman


Guilty!
8 posted on 12/23/2012 3:18:36 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

That looks like an automatic AK-47 assault gun clip.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 3:19:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

Laws only apply to non-communists. He is exempt.

Merry Christmas


10 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:09 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: jimbo123

Idiot.

It’s not a clip, It’s a magazine


11 posted on 12/23/2012 3:24:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
It's a spring loaded tin can.

'Rats are against tin cans?

12 posted on 12/23/2012 3:32:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123; All

Report a crime to DC police:

http://mpdc.dc.gov/node/164362


13 posted on 12/23/2012 3:34:04 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Paladin2

Funny, I was asked recently what was in a box, in the trunk of my car.

“A couple of pieces of wood and some metal” I answered.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 3:37:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dynachrome

To start a report, the choices are:

Damage to Property
Destruction of Property
Lost Property
Lost Tags
Theft
Theft from Auto

Funny that they do not list firearm felony as a choice.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 3:38:30 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yer right. That is pretty useless. you could call them, using a libral relatives phone, I guess.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 3:46:52 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Vendome

“It’s not a clip, It’s a magazine”

Thank You!! It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard every time I hear someone say this. An M-1 uses a clip. An M-14 uses a magazine. They look nothing alike, one is disposable & one is not, and yet even people who know the difference use the words interchangeably. Laziness maybe, I don’t know, but it sure makes them sound ignorant.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 3:54:17 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: beelzepug

I got a Marlin model 60 with a tubular clip.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 4:00:58 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Paladin2

19 posted on 12/23/2012 4:18:53 PM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: moovova

yup, them there clip thingies ~ high capacity or not ~ still only hold 3 IEDs or less


20 posted on 12/23/2012 4:19:55 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/12/did-david-gregory-just-violate-d-c-gun-law-by-possessing-a-high-capacity-gun-clip/

“Laws are for thee, not for me.” David `Howdy Doody’ Gregory

See, there are a set of laws for people who send their kids to Sidwell school and another set of laws for those who send their kids to schools like Sandy Hook.

Comrades, people like Howdy Doody are beyond laws like § 7-2506.01. “(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm.”
Furthermore, people like the Doodys never worry about their kids because they have armed guards at their school merely as a prudent precaution. But guns have no place in public schools.

And Howdy has the brazen temerity to make this argument with a straight, albeit foolish, face.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 4:30:06 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ASA Vet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL59n1Jw8hk This is an official United States gub’mnt WWII movie about making ‘clips’ ~ and then there’s this ~ a picture of a clip ~ real up close ~ : http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server500/77936/products/205/images/4227/link__74464.1353708436.1280.1280.jpg


22 posted on 12/23/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: beelzepug

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server500/77936/products/205/images/4227/link__74464.1353708436.1280.1280.jpg ~ a clip


23 posted on 12/23/2012 4:34:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123

24 posted on 12/23/2012 4:47:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jimbo123

David Gregory....in France they call me ‘artiste’.


25 posted on 12/23/2012 4:48:37 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: jimbo123
His job is there because the media has an impact on us yet he will not go after the DNC's largest contributor.

Guys on FOX should be waving a dvd box set of:

I bet the progressive censors would not even allow many of the progressives media packaging graphics to be shown on air.

26 posted on 12/23/2012 4:55:20 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the left gave the money they make on violence, we could feed all the hungry and reduce the defict)
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To: muawiyah

Quite cool, thanks.


27 posted on 12/23/2012 5:36:52 PM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: beelzepug
It aggravates me as well but i think the confusion comes from the use of stripper clips/chargers on older semi automatic rifles like my sks. the clip holds the ammo that you can literally slide 10 rounds into the magazine
28 posted on 12/23/2012 5:42:54 PM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: moovova

It is a magazine. Clips do not have springs in them to feed the rounds into the action.

Assuming the one that he had was not a dummy, he is in violation of the law.


29 posted on 12/23/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: PDGearhead
Assuming the one that he had was not a dummy [...]

I never heard of anyone making dummy magazines. They aren't all that dangerous, after all. They'd be also pretty expensive due to low demand.

But if anyone would have built a dummy magazine it would be differently colored. Dummy firearms are blue; dummy rounds are bright orange or dark red. The one in the photo is of the most standard "gun black" color, probably due to one of common passivation processes like bluing.

30 posted on 12/23/2012 6:34:18 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Greysard

Actually, Rings Blue Guns makes dummy magazines for training purposes, but they are blue (and expensive). So David Gregory proved that the laws banning the possesion of high capacity magazines do not work. He violated three of them on the way to work.


31 posted on 12/23/2012 7:22:34 PM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: jimbo123
ooowwww. I wonder if that clip had any bullets in it?
32 posted on 12/23/2012 7:47:23 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: jimbo123
ooowwww. I wonder if that clip had any bullets in it?
33 posted on 12/23/2012 7:47:32 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ASA Vet
Neither assembly looks like a banana.

I love banana pie,

34 posted on 12/23/2012 8:41:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Travis McGee

Looks like shotguns have been made WAY safe.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 8:44:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police anonymous tip line.

(202) 737-4404 of calling from outside DC


36 posted on 12/23/2012 8:51:00 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: kvanbrunt2

I didn’t know that. I’ve never handled an SKS. Thanks for the info.


37 posted on 12/24/2012 10:24:09 AM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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