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D.C. police investigate whether NBC's David Gregory broke city laws when he displayed magazine clip
Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2012 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 12/25/2012 1:30:05 PM PST by grundle

Edited on 12/25/2012 1:33:09 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Full title: D.C. police investigate whether NBC's David Gregory broke city laws when he displayed a magazine clip on live broadcast

The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating allegations that NBC's David Gregory violated city laws when he displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on 'Meet the Press' Sunday.

'The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,' police officer and spokesman Araz Alali said Tuesday.

Those who are found guilty of violating the gun bylaws could face up to $1,000 fine or a year in jail.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; duplicatethread; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/25/2012 1:30:10 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
Question #1: Uhhh, Mr. Gregory, how did you vote in the last election?
David Gregory: I voted for Obama.
Question #2: Sir, you are free to go.
2 posted on 12/25/2012 1:32:24 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: grundle

Key Sentence: “’The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,’ police officer and spokesman Araz Alali said Tuesday. “


3 posted on 12/25/2012 1:32:48 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: grundle
Did Gregory state on-air that it was a 30 round magazine?
4 posted on 12/25/2012 1:34:07 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: grundle

He could have held up a fully loaded AK47 and gotten a pass since it’s journalistic reporting. He could have done the same thing on child porn and still gotten a pass since it’s just journalistic reporting. He’ll get a pass no matter what. Now if the president of the NRA did the same thing in DC, guess what?


5 posted on 12/25/2012 1:34:28 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Most all laws (and we all have got plenty more than enough) are only selectively enforced.

(That's one reason why prosecutors now have a very bad rep.)

6 posted on 12/25/2012 1:34:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: grundle

Police chief, Araz Alali??? WTH??? lol Says a lot...


7 posted on 12/25/2012 1:35:15 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: grundle

Lessee...is he a liberal?
Yes.
Then he didn’t break any laws.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 1:36:30 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: ClearCase_guy
David Gregory: I voted for Obama, several times.
9 posted on 12/25/2012 1:36:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: grundle
Wayne LaPierre's only response to David Gregory's statement "Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets" should have been, "No David, that is not true."

David Gregory would clearly have objected and re-iterated, to which LaPierre could have simply restated, "No David, that is not true. It is a magazine that holds 30 cartridges. If it held bullets, it would be less harmful than a stapler."

10 posted on 12/25/2012 1:42:13 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: grundle
OK, 99% of DC’s tax revenues come from limo libs and congress. But, how does some DC shop keeper feel having his tax $$$ spent on this stunt (by the cops, I mean)?

This is like when the SS came after Ted Nugent. Total waste of $$$ and everyone who signed off on it is guilty of stealing tax $$$ if you ask me.

11 posted on 12/25/2012 1:43:26 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: grundle
"Investigate?"

What's to "investigate?"

He was in possession of an evil high-capacity magazine in DC, where it is illegal to possess one.

12 posted on 12/25/2012 1:43:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Paladin2
The way I see it, they have created a vast surplus of laws. I'm probably breaking 3 or 4 right now, just sitting here. If they wanted to get rid of me, they would just "discover" my various infringements, and then I'd be in a world of hurt. Alternatively, if you are a "Somebody" (like Obama's aunt) then you can get away with just about anything -- they are prepared to look the other way.

There is no justice in this land.

13 posted on 12/25/2012 1:44:19 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: grundle
Maybe he was on the air drunk.. again. I remember it. IIRC he was in Iraq and was supposed to do a news report.

David Gregory drunk calling in to the Imus morning program Lots of other accounts of this.

DWI. Drunk while interviewed.

14 posted on 12/25/2012 2:01:10 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Ms. Blunt

Not WTH,....WTF?????????????????????????


15 posted on 12/25/2012 2:03:19 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: grundle; All

David Gregory Violated DC Gun Laws After Being Denied By DC Police?

The Metropolitan Police Department is in receipt of your e-mail regarding David Gregory segment on “Meet the Press.” MPD has received numerous e-mails informing us of the segment. NBC contacted MPD inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazines is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated. Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention.

Customer Service – Metropolitan Police Department”

http://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/david-gregory-violated-dc-gun-laws-after-being-denied-by-dc-police/


16 posted on 12/25/2012 2:11:21 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: grundle

The only reason anyone would have the slightest interest in listening to what David Gregory might have to say about guns and gun-control laws is because he appears to be knowlegeable about those topics.

Yet it turns out that Mr. Gregory does not even understand the gun laws in his own city sufficiently to avoid becoming embroiled in a gun-related legal issue that could get him sent to prison for a year.

It would certainly make more sense for Mr. Gregory to be in prison than to continue as the host of a once-prestigious Sunday talkshow now that he’s exposed his ignorance on a topic that he was previously arrogantly arguing about as if he were the world’s authority on that topic.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 2:13:17 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: grundle

There is no such thing as a magazine clip.

There are clips and there are magazines, distinctly unique from each other.

Gun demonizers.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 2:45:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I don’t know. You throw a fully loaded magazine of bullets across a room It’d leave a fairly nasty scar.

/s


19 posted on 12/25/2012 2:47:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Who cares how some DC shopkeeper feels about it? What matters is what would happen to ME if at a gun rights rally, i held that exact same magazine in the air as a protest?

If i would be prosecuted under a strict liability lawm so should he? How in gods name is it a waste of money to simply investigate Gregory when they would instantly _arrest_ me for the same act?


20 posted on 12/25/2012 2:49:12 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: grundle
LAW BREAKER


21 posted on 12/25/2012 2:53:46 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Off topic: I just renewed my NRA membership for five years because, because, well...you know why I did.

Is there a way to stop the telemarketers? I have very good telemarketer call prevention, only "friends" of the NRA seem to be able to get through. I would quit the NRA over it, in fact, I did - but, well, you know...

22 posted on 12/25/2012 2:57:18 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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To: grundle

Kinda ridiculous dontcha think??


23 posted on 12/25/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: grundle

With an estimated 22,000 gun laws on the books, there must be one or two he violated. Convict him of something and and sentence him to a proscription from ever owning or coming anywhere near a firearm. He should be okay with that.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 3:28:41 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Vendome
I don’t know. You throw a fully loaded magazine of bullets across a room It’d leave a fairly nasty scar.

That is true.

As Mr. Spock once said, "Propelled by sufficient velocity, it would make a formidable projectile."


25 posted on 12/25/2012 3:42:43 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: grundle

26 posted on 12/25/2012 3:46:50 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: Ms. Blunt

Alali, Obama, whatever, what’s the difference?


27 posted on 12/25/2012 4:24:18 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: ClearCase_guy
"There is no justice in this land."

B0 (b4 0bama), it was rare to receive more Justice from the Legal System than one was willing to pay for in time and money.

Now, Justice is down the tubes.

28 posted on 12/25/2012 4:39:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Well, you know if you were to kneel down in front of
the White House and pray and got arrested, and they
found one of those magazines on you, you WOULD be
charged. So it’s simply a matter of equality under
the law.


29 posted on 12/25/2012 4:41:29 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: grundle

How I wish Wayne LaPierre had called Gregory on it. “Uh, David, you do know it’s against D.C. law for you to hold that magazine? This is why so-called assault weapon bans or standard capacity magazines should be left to the individual states to regulate, not the Federal Government.”


30 posted on 12/25/2012 5:19:23 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Ms. Blunt
Ms. Blunt,

One of the most highly respected instructors and writers in the self-defense gun community is a fellow named Massad Ayoob.

31 posted on 12/25/2012 5:23:00 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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BUMP!


32 posted on 12/25/2012 5:39:05 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: grundle

There is no excuse for him not to be charged as it is on video.


33 posted on 12/25/2012 6:35:41 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: grundle

There is no excuse for him not to be charged as it is on video.


34 posted on 12/25/2012 6:35:56 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: DPMD

Ah, yeah, zero tolerance is zero tolerance in our schools...


35 posted on 12/25/2012 7:43:37 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: grundle

Laws are only for “little people” and not the elite propagandists of the chattering class like David Gregory. Expect nothing to happen. Move along peasants, nothing to see here.


36 posted on 12/25/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Yo-Yo

Oh okay, but is he the police chief of Washington DC? I wouldn’t think he’d be allowed in the city if that is so, lol


37 posted on 12/25/2012 9:20:38 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: ClearCase_guy
"The way I see it, they have created a vast surplus of laws. I'm probably breaking 3 or 4 right now, just sitting here."

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" 'Did you really think we want those laws observed?' said Dr. Ferris. 'We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.' " ('Atlas Shrugged' 1957)

38 posted on 12/26/2012 7:40:20 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Someone needs to go back and find out what Gregory had to sa when Bush I gave an oval office speech and used cocaine or marijuana as a prop saying the drug problem was ubiquitous and could be obtained just blocks from the White House. I am sure gregory went after Bush tooth and fang.


39 posted on 12/26/2012 7:46:55 AM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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