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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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To: Gaffer

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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To: NeoCaveman

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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To: NoGrayZone

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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To: NeoCaveman
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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To: NeoCaveman

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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To: SeekAndFind
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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To: NoGrayZone
New petition urges US to keep Piers Morgan 'because UK doesn't want him
21 posted on 12/26/2012 11:07:57 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

How did we end up with him? I thought UK sent their undesirables to Australia.


22 posted on 12/26/2012 11:10:10 AM PST by Morris70
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone should fire warning shots.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 11:12:03 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Morris70
How did we end up with him? I thought UK sent their undesirables to Australia.

For some reason, CNN outbid them.

24 posted on 12/26/2012 11:15:31 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a ridiculous law.


25 posted on 12/26/2012 11:15:48 AM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a ridiculous law.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 11:15:48 AM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

The 68,000 that signed the petition don't have the first amendment soapbox that Morgan does so they are using this platform to exercise their First Amendment rights. Not many people signing this petition think deportation would actually happen (nice as it sounds) and are only doing so to make a statement. Liberals have trouble recognizing irony in the tripe they write.

27 posted on 12/26/2012 11:18:03 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: SeekAndFind
David Gregory, Piers Morgan ...

Just a meeting of the Whining Wankers Union.

28 posted on 12/26/2012 11:18:15 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Morris70; All
How did we end up with him?
I thought UK sent their undesirables to Australia.
save the airfare..send both to Detroit, MI / East St. Louis, IL. & Newark, NJ....
one thing is common to these cities: they're all run by (have a history of) Liberals.

29 posted on 12/26/2012 11:18:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably got it from ‘Gun-Runner’ Holder.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 11:27:35 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: SeekAndFind

Advocates of banning magazines above a certain capacity ask who needs them. Putting aside that we tread on dangerous ground when we put any Constitutional right to a test of need (for example, who really needs to trample on the American flag?), the burden of proof is that the cost of such a ban will be justified by improving public safety. In an era of trillion dollar federal deficits, this raises a question of best use of finite government resources. If history is any guide, few people who already own any of the estimated 100 million such magazines in private hands can be expected to turn them in. Aren’t we better off allocating our money to improve school safety rather than fund a war on newly-outlawed firearm accessories?

I would remind people that while we are now having a “national conversation” on firearms regulations, we have yet to have a similar conversation about what changes we must make to the treatment of citizens with mental health issues, not to mention how we are going to fund any changes that we decide to make.

If we get down the road a few months on these topics and the loudest voices on the left still give the highest priority to funding the waging of a new war on firearms accessories, above funding improvements in mental health or school safety, we will know who the real ‘gun nuts’ are. And they won’t be the people with NRA bumper stickers.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 11:27:46 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: gitmo

Yes, I agree it is a ridiculous law. And I think holding Democrats to the standard of the ridiculous law of their own making is a good tactic. Straight out of Alinsky’s playbook.

There was a story yesterday that chimpy-boy’s producers tried to get prior approval from the Metro Police Department, were denied, and went ahead with the stunt knowing full well it was illegal. We must keep the pressure on MPD.


32 posted on 12/26/2012 11:44:53 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Criticism is an assault? Is there an assault on gun owners, maybe?


33 posted on 12/26/2012 11:45:18 AM PST by popdonnelly
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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.

Hmmm, ILLEGALS aren't citizens but they have more rights than I do, so I'm guessing Piers will be protected as well.

34 posted on 12/26/2012 11:45:31 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

First, Piers is a foreigner trying to muck around in a foreign country’s politics. We aren’t over there trying to change how they run themselves. I know exactly the response we’d get, and it would be SOD OFF or EFF OFF or worse.


35 posted on 12/26/2012 11:49:33 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What it demonstrates above all is that journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.

What it demonstrates is that the media is on the same side as the far left and have been for decades.

36 posted on 12/26/2012 11:58:16 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Howard Kurtz feels that this pile of dirt is ready to be swept under the media rug.
37 posted on 12/26/2012 11:59:57 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: jimbo123
re; #5, A great image find and a reminder of our current dual system of justice that is so similar to that dual justice system that helped to push our Founders toward our Revolution.
38 posted on 12/26/2012 12:06:30 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SeekAndFind
Gregory showed how easy it is for someone to illegally get arms...haha.

Why would additional laws do any good? Even the media transgresses them!

39 posted on 12/26/2012 12:09:58 PM PST by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind
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?”

Is it a crime to actively strive to deprive legal citizens of a Constitutional right?

40 posted on 12/26/2012 12:13:05 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Cyber Liberty

I wonder why they didn’t use a prop.


41 posted on 12/26/2012 12:16:41 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Starstruck

Re; #27, Even the French perpetrators of The Terror grew tried of Thomas Paine’s drunkards BS and kicked him out. The Brits didn’t want him but they took him in.


42 posted on 12/26/2012 12:27:23 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: gitmo

Me too. They could have made one out of cardboard, glue and paint that would have looked exactly the same.


43 posted on 12/26/2012 12:28:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SeekAndFind

These ___hole journalists like injecting that word “clip” anywhere it doesn’t belong.


44 posted on 12/26/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: miss marmelstein

That’s his picture in the dictionary under “talentless hack”.
Now he runs his lowbrow scandal sheet style of reportage
on this side of the pond.

J in the C ? Amazing anyone remembers that series. Whatever happened to Pandit Baba?


45 posted on 12/26/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: fella

See, he’s such a great guy for “wanting fewer gun murders”.

This is the whole point for most liberals - self-righteousness through advocacy.


46 posted on 12/26/2012 1:07:37 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Flick Lives

In NJ the intent of charging someone with AWB violation for EACH illegal mag was suppose to be applied to street gang. The hope was catching a perp with one illegal gun and several illegal mags. Thus on a simple gun charge the police and DA can rack up charges and time in prison if they find an illegal gun or rifle on a gang member. The anti gun people also back this to make it onerous for anyone who attempts to ignore the ban. DC has the same mentality. Guess what, liberal MSM is about to learn what happens when gov overdoes what they originally wanted to do.


47 posted on 12/26/2012 1:12:09 PM PST by Fee
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To: SeekAndFind

Howie it is a 30 round magazine, not a clip. How can you be so ignorant and pretend to maintain moral high ground? Your profession calls almost calls semi-automatic’s machine guns and almost all pistols Glocks.

Did you skip or fail FACTS 101 in school?


48 posted on 12/26/2012 1:27:15 PM PST by DeweyShootem
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To: NeoCaveman

“The British have started a petition asking us to keep him. They dont’ want him either.”

Let’s compromise. Put him in a rowboat in the middle of the Atlantic and let the Brits come and pick him up.


49 posted on 12/26/2012 1:28:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: RitchieAprile

Why not remember a great series? I have it on DVD and LOVE the novel. Pandit Baba, unfortunately, wins in the end to no one’s satisfaction.


50 posted on 12/26/2012 1:47:28 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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