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David Gregory, Piers Morgan Under Assault Over Guns
Daily Download ^ | 12/26/2012 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:40:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind

I seriously doubt that he’s going to jail. But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws.

Was the moderator of Meet the Press caught on tape, armed and dangerous, liberating a few Slurpees from a 7-Eleven? No, he waved a high-capacity ammunition clip on the air while interviewing Wayne LaPierre, asking it shouldn’t be banned.

Was it a stunt? Yep, and an eye-catching one. Was Gregory being aggressive with the NRA chief, or seeming to push gun control in a confrontational interview? All that is up for debate.

But a police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time. What it demonstrates above all is that journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.

Even more absurd than a criminal inquiry into David Gregory is an effort by pro-gun enthusiasts to kick Piers Morgan out of the country. His crime? Carrying on a passionate crusade for gun control.

Thus, more than 68,000people have signed a petition urging that the CNN host be deported back to Britain. That’s right, they are so outraged about his perceived attack on the Second Amendment that they’re willing to ignore the First by banishing Morgan for his views.

I’m not going to defend Piers telling gun advocate Larry Pratt, “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” But raising the specter of deportation is ludicrous.

Morgan has been cheeky on Twitter, saying: “If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?”

The gun issue, in the wake of Newtown, could not be more serious. These sideshows are anything but.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; banglist; davidgregory; guncontrol; guns; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:40:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just that headline alone is delicious! Let them defend themselves for awhile.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:42:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

As I understand it, Piers is NOT an American citizen; therefore, he has NO protection under the 1st amendment.


3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:43:04 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, Howard......Okay for thee, but not for me.

I’m glad all you elitist butthole liberals scampering for that “Get” are so consumed with yourselves.

My fervent hope is that you, too, overstep your ego and subject yourself to violation of criminal law and end up on the wrong end of a rectal exam.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:43:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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5 posted on 12/26/2012 10:46:37 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind

If you or I had done what David Gregory did we’d be prosecuted in a heartbeat. Let’s see how the Inner Party like living under the same laws as as the proles.


6 posted on 12/26/2012 10:47:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"But a police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time."

Wow! What's next Howard? You, realizing that pretending the 2nd amendment doesn't exist is a total waste of time? Naah, that'll never occur to you.

7 posted on 12/26/2012 10:49:20 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Daily Waste of Time.


8 posted on 12/26/2012 10:49:33 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: NoGrayZone
As I understand it, Piers is NOT an American citizen; therefore, he has NO protection under the 1st amendment.

My understanding is that as a non citizen resident alien, he has unalienable constitutional rights, but by his status he doesn't have an unalienable right to be here.

9 posted on 12/26/2012 10:50:00 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m hardly a “gun enthusiast” - I want Piers Morgan kicked out because he’s a talentless hack who bullies and threatens his invited guests.

To paraphrase a character in “The Jewel in the Crown”: America has been VERY bad for Morgan.


10 posted on 12/26/2012 10:50:52 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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Thank you for the clarification. Perhaps that is the reason for the petition that is going around to remove him from our country.

Makes sense now, thnx =).


11 posted on 12/26/2012 10:53:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?”

Not our problem....just GO, NOW!

12 posted on 12/26/2012 10:55:33 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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The British have started a petition asking us to keep him. They dont’ want him either.

I say we send him to the Falkland Islands.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 10:56:54 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

The anti-gunners passed these drakonian laws. Let them feel the sting of their overreaching legislation.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 10:57:50 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: SeekAndFind
But a police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time.

I agree, so do away with the law or treat all violators the same.

15 posted on 12/26/2012 10:59:12 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SeekAndFind
I seriously doubt that he’s going to jail. But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws.

I'm sure the DC Police have plenty to keep them busy. However, the law is the law and it applies to everyone. You cannot selectively apply it when and where it suits you. When you have videotape of someone committing a crime - hey, that's a slam dunk. Prove that the law applies equally. Unless you think some people are "more equal" than others...

16 posted on 12/26/2012 10:59:59 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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The British have started a petition asking us to keep him. They dont’ want him either.

Piers Morgan - the modern day man without a country.

17 posted on 12/26/2012 11:01:46 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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Really?? Hahaha, too funny! Perhaps a muzzie country will accept him....then behead him!


18 posted on 12/26/2012 11:03:42 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Surely there is an occupier camp that can use him.

Happy New Year


19 posted on 12/26/2012 11:06:07 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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But a police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time.

Nice try Howard, but an illegal capacity magazine is illegal with or without rounds. It's kind of like claiming a illegal firearm is ok if it doesn't have a bullet in the chamber.

What's the matter MSM; didn't think the laws you asked for should apply to you?

20 posted on 12/26/2012 11:07:06 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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