Skip to comments.Police: NBC asked for high-capacity clip (The David Gregory plot thickens...)
Posted on 12/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PST by jimbo123
NBC News asked D.C. police for a high-capacity ammunition clip to use as a prop on Sundays Meet the Press show, a request District authorities said Wednesday they denied.
But host David Gregory appears to have obtained one anyway and then displayed it on national television. Now D.C. police say theyre investigating whether the Districts gun laws were violated in the incident.
Its not clear where the prop used during the show was obtained, or who obtained it.
Any request to use a magazine would have been turned down as a matter of course, the official saids, because it would have implicated police in an illegal act.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
After a thorough investigation it was found to be W’s fault.
Because liberals are such lying duplicitous hypocrits, the magazine likely came from Gregory’s privately held AR or AK. These bastards are the enemy within ...
Sorry David. The slacker doper loser in the car that’s holding the bag of weed gets to go to a$$ banging jail......
How delicious if his defense case over-turns the DC mag ban...
I love the irony
Just proves that the MSM media swine feel they are untouchable
After all this style magazine is said to be responsible for thousands of murders.
Perhaps the DC Police should call the network lawyer and tell him if Gregory didn’t do it, then HIS ass goes to ABJ......
Won’t happen. Gregory will be sentenced to community service in the form of anti-gun PSAs.
Would a ban on high cap magazines stopped this? I doubt it. Remember that Maurice Clemmons murdered four police with a .38 revolver.
A Wikipedia report shows Clemmons (released by Mike Huckabee)wanted to attack cops and school children.
Too bad Hostess is gone, there goes the Twinkie defense!
Braindead Gregory probably borrowed it from one of the guards at his kids school.
A halfway decent prop guy could cobble together a facsimile of a magazine in an hour or so. News is so often faked...
David IS a Twinkie
Forty years ago Viet Cong blacksmiths using tin snips and sheet metal were turning out 30 round magazines for captured M-16s.
Do these idiots really think a person with modern hand equipment cannot turn out a workable one in their garage?
All the time he was waiving that magazine around, he was also deriding the VP of the NRA for advocating armed guards at schools. Of course, he never mentioned that his kids go to a school where they have eleven (11) armed guards and that doesn’t count the armed secret service agents at the school because Obamas kids go there also. What a flaming hipocryte.
chain of custody issue. He can turn over anything, even a dummy fake, and he creates reasonable doubt.
Maybe he borrowed it from one of the many armed guards at NBC, his child’s private school (Sidwell Friends), his bodyguard, the Capitol Police or the Brady organization.
he said it was real to millions of viewers-statement against his own interest will bury him...he wouldnt lie on television would he? Since they asked permission and were denied he’s cooked premeditated intent knowledge..stupid is as stupid does...
“Now D.C. police say theyre investigating whether the Districts gun laws were violated in the incident. “
Of course the fourth estate fifth columnist violated DC gun laws.
Now hang him out to dry the way he wanted to hang us out to dry.
Maybe then he’ll understand what we are talking about.
Oh never mind. Mr. Gregory is amongst the elite unlike the rest of us low class schlubs.
yup obviously an assault magazine deadly as can be...why he assaulted me and millions of other people by showing it on TV.
On November 17, 1992, NBC was responsible for rigging an exploding gas tank in a GM car in a special titled “Waiting to Explode.” This network relies on scare tactics for ratings and has zero credibility. David Gregory should be sent to jail, just as any other lawbreaker would be in D. C.
Just goes to show how wrong David Gregory was/is on gun control:
The lawless criminal element of society like David Gregory will always find a way to get their hands on anything that is against the law.
Looks like DNC Dave got some splanin’ to do....
Never worry. This little fiasco will be waited out until no one talks about it any more and the he will be let off with a tiny tap on his knuckles.
Idiots! Throw em’ all in jail. Stupid people in charge of freedom means less freedom. David, you are in the stupid group.
I agree, and let him continue do his Sunday morning show through the bars of an 8 by 10 cell.
A person who holds up an evil gun magazine or `clip’ to another person, with the intent:
(1) that the other person become alarmed, offended or flibbergibbeted against the other person’s will;
(2) that the other person be placed in fear of becoming another victim of senseless gun violence; or
(3) of causing:
(A) a dwelling, a building, MSM minitrue office or another structure; or
(B) a vehicle or Chevy Volt;
to be evacuated;
commits insensitivity, a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) However, the offense is a:
(1) Class D felony if:
(A) the magazine or `clip’ is held up, waved or brandished in any manner;
(B) the person to whom the insensitive act is communicated:
(i) is a law enforcement officer;
(ii) is a judge or bailiff of any court;
(iii) is a witness (or the spouse or child of a witness) in any pending criminal proceeding against the person making the threat;
(iv) is an employee of a school corporation;
(v) is a community policing volunteer; or
(vi) mouth-breathing lefty, and
(C) the person brandishing the magazine or `clip’ resembles a wooden puppet, to wit, `Howdy Doody,’ and has a prior unrelated conviction(s) for the dissemination of bovine excrement under this section concerning the same victim(s)
I think that he should turn himself in in the name of public safety. After all, he broke the law.
Hoping this doesn’t get back to these news-loons, but they could just claim they were able to drive into Virginia and buy one....except when the program aired, there were none to be had.....anywhere.....brick and mortar, or online. Saw one shop that had a few that normally went for 15.00 selling at 89.99!
“It’s those bitter Virginians fault! We couldn’t get one locally, so we had to go south and buy from the rednecks...”
just sayin, YMMV
He’ll get the same punishment for violating gun laws as Senator Trotter (D-IL) will...nothing.
I believe it’s the ex-Mrs. Gov. Cuomo (Kerry Kennedy) after her little fender bender.
IMO, the investigation will be quietly squelched at the request of one or more of the following:
Barack Hussein Obama
Diane (Not so)Feinstein
Sheila Jackson Lee (who made an emergency trip back from Mars where she is looking for the flag Neil Armstrong placed)
(feel free to add your own list here . . )
After all, Gregory is one of the left’s biggest cherleaders and on of zero’s personal press secretaries. He CAN’T be persecuted by the police for trying to stick it to (how did zero put it?) people “clinging to their guns and religion.”
I’ve seen comments where folks say “so what, it’s only a max $1,000 fine. Or “up to” a year in jail. Which, AFAIK makes it a felony. Which also, AFAIK deprives the perp of his civil rights for a good long time.
How does it feel asshat?
See only criminals have 30 round magazines in D.C.
In D.C. this would only have been a prosecutable crime if Wayne LaPierre had been holding the magazine. I wish Wayne had made a citizens arrest at the time to prove the point that there enough gun laws already.
I am deeeply offended just hearing that he showed a clip on TV. It scares me. He should be put away for a long time :-)
Maybe. Maybe not.
I think that most conspiracies unfold because not all of the conspirators face the same consequences for their part.
Whoever initiated the idea of having the magazine on the set may have a tale to tell.
Whoever advised that NBC ask the police for permission will be questioned.
Whoever actually contacted the police will have to relate their communications with others.
As it is unlikely that Gregory did the actual work of obtaining the contraban, there could be a chain of people who possessed the illegal item. Each and every one of these people would be well-advised to lawyer-up. Their lawyers would probably advise anybody in a lowly position relative to the others to make a deal.
Gregory must be cautious that he doesn't end up making false statements that might get him additional time like that which Martha Stewart faced.
Gregory himself might be in a stronger position if he can credibly testify that others, perhaps including the person who contacted the MPD, lied about the MPD response and assured him that everything was fine. After all, what reasonable person would believe that he could face a year in prison for holding an item which even I, here in the Kalifornia, may possess. Kalifornia grandfathered magazine capacity and bears the burder of proof regarding importation of such items. Mere possession is not outlawed here.
My hope, as unrealistic as it might be, is that the prosecutor in DC is pro-gun. He could do the Second Amendment a lot of good by pursuing this case.
It’s a magazine, not a clip! These guys should learn
something about their subject.
They’re going to pin this on a flunky. I feel sorry for the flunky, he/she was only doing his job as demanded by the manager.
Make (or print) Your Own AR-15 Magazines
We need to keep spreading that information.