Skip to comments.Gregory on MTP: Likely Broke DC Law, Hypocritically Mocked NRA's Armed Guards Proposal
Posted on 12/25/2012 1:35:15 PM PST by grundle
Two blog posts today should shred the credibility of Meet the Press's David Gregory in making arguments for gun control and against appropriate armed staff or security personnel at schools -- or they would, if journalists had the least bit of interest in exposing lawbreaking and hyprocritical behavior by their professional colleagues.
During the show, as reported at the Patriot Perspective, relaying a point first brought out by a member of the AR15.com forum site, Gregory "decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine" in direct violation of the District of Columbia "DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines" statute. Given the Supreme Court's Heller ruling affirming that the right to keep and bear arms (and ammo) is an individual right, that law may not be enforceable, but it would also be interesting to know if Gregory's possession of an AR-15 magazine or his showing it on the air violated any of NBC's corporate policies. Additionally, the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper pointed to Gregory's hypocrisy in mocking the NRA's Wayne LaPierre over his organization's advocacy of having armed guards in schools (internal link is in original; bolds are mine):
Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School
David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.
... But when it comes to Gregory's own kids, however, they are secured every school day by armed guards.
The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.
According to a scan of the school's online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.
Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.
Clearly, the Secret Service is armed. Proving that any of the school's own security guards are armed would be a more difficult proposition, but it's a fact, based on employment notices for supervisory and regular security positions, that the school requires "a current SPO (Special Police Officer) license," a credential which appears to be something that isn't routinely handed out to just anyone.
It would appear that in David Gregory's world, elitists like him can rest easying knowing that they have armed people defending their schoolchildren. But the little people? Well, that's something they just can't be allowed to have.
I’m sure there’s an exemption for liberal members of the press (but I repeat myself.)
Maybe he can explain why a school in a gun-free city needs armed guards?
David Gregory drunk calling in to the Imus morning program Lots of other accounts of this.
DWI. Drunk while interviewed.
But Gregory is a VIP. Of course his kids should be protected by armed guards. We little people have nothing to fear. (sarcasm alert)
It’s really unfortunate that LaPierre didn’t have the foresight to be prepared to call him on the hypocrisy during the live interview.
He must of had help. Turn one against the other till you uncover all their dirt and then lock them up for hard time.
That needs to be the new watchword. Everywhere you go as a gun owner, we should actively note who has armed protection, right down to where their kids go to school.
Every gun advocate needs to start agressively researching this when they go for an interview, and be ready to pounce.
These A-holes need to start getting called out on camera on their hypocrasy. This will force them to either admit to being hippocrite (BS con artist huckster), or to explain that they are uniquely deserving of armed protection (elitist arrogant jerk who deserves special dispensation).
And how did he obtain this mag?
Who did he receive the mag from?
Did he cross a border and transport a device prohibited by law?
Just a few questions.....
And LaPierre did a great job so i won’t attack him. But i would have loved to have seen him recoil in horror and say “David, that magazine in your hand is completely illegal in DC. Where did you get it?”.
How did he get the 30 round magazine? Possession of it is illegal. Selling it is illegal. Did the studio buy it with their money? Sounds to me like a RICO violation... or at least it would be for a mere mortal. Perhaps rules differ for elites.
And also, should a violator of the DC gun law be allowed into the White House?
And Sidwell friends, the Quaker School. Since when are quakers ok with using guns to settle disputes? They are famous as pacifists.
Holder gave it to him. Fast and furious never dies.
This lackey gained his fame as a Geraldo lackey!
I do not know how this Lib ever advanced into the realm of so called Journalistic legitimacy!
But TV News would be to the better without him!
Laws are for the little people.
The study of the chain of custody would likely ID a number of additional perps who should all be frog marched “downtown” for their booking pics.