Skip to comments.Cops told NBC not to use gun clip
Posted on 12/26/2012 11:29:20 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was not permissible to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sundays Meet the Press, according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.
Send David Gregory to jail.
Rules are only for the little people.
Establish a chain of custody and we can put the entire newsroom in jail!
“Send David Gregory to jail.”
Can’t. By default, he’s above the law, using the MSM to educate the ignorant conservative masses.
David Gregory drunk calling in to the Imus morning program Lots of other accounts of this.
DWI. Drunk while interviewed.
I was listening when it happened.
Much as I detest David Gregory, I’m more concerned with the fact that a city has that type of draconian law.
Whatever happened to “shall not be infringed”?
They told him not to do it and he did it anyway - wanna know how to tick-off a cop?
I heard that too, he was fried.
And yes, we will continue to beat this horse... Dead or Alive.
Note that it says “NBC was told”. Gregory will say some low-level aide was told by the police and failed to inform him or the higher-ups. Presto! Low-level grunt gets thrown under the bus and goes to jail, everyone else at NBC walks.
Commie ruling party members, in good standing, are supposed to be above law in Dear Reader’s utopia.
TV killed off a lot of print media so its ironic that a magazine did him in.
Metal and plastic in specific shapes can not be seen, no matter how inanimate!
so whats the big deal about showing a clip on tv?
Pleading ignorance of the law is not something that criminal courts regard as valid.
Now we know why Obama is coming back...To make sure his bootlicker doesn’t pay a dime.
Maybe the cops are tired of taking the rap for these deadbeats.
If they’d have taken-off the mag’s baseplate, removed the spring and followers, I wonder if it’d still be considered an illegal 30-rnd mag, and against the law?
If they’d have taken-off the mag’s baseplate, removed the springs and followers, I wonder if it’d still be considered an illegal 30-rnd mag, and against the law? Just curious.
What ever happened to the Heller decision from the Supreme Court toosing out D.C.’s gun ban? Was that just for fun?
It's illegal to be in possession of a 30 round magazine in D.C. where the studio is located.
Sounded a little drunk, but definitely high...probably had some medical-grade pot...thus the faggot-like giggles.
it wasn't a clip. It was a magazine. Not that Gregory would know the difference. He broke the law in DC, while he probably thinks he is above the law, like most liberals. It is ok for him to have a banned magazine, while making the point (however weakly) that there should be an assault weapons ban.
Fine him and throw his ass in jail. Maybe he will meet some nice people that want to take a shower with him, and then he may understand why individuals have the right to bear arms.
That's the old United States. This is the new, "Cronyism United States" where if you're friends with the right people, things get "taken care of" like in Chicago - only at the Federal level...
I don’t understand why the MPD issued a statement about refusing NBC permission to use the prop. I’m glad they did, it keeps the game alive, but it’s out of character.
ok, but why is THAT a big deal? bullets dont go off on their own do they?
Bread and circuses.
The Chicago mob takes DC, and it’s not a fantasy show....unfortunately.
I am very curious as to where he got the magazine.
Perhaps it was a private security guard, at one of the network’s affiliates in a neighboring state...further demonstrating the hypocrisy of the stunt. I hope this thing goes to court.
Like Reagan should have been sent to prison for waving a bag of crack in the Oval Office. This is a stupid story. We should be pointing out the stupidity of the law.
I like the idea of forcing the commie chimpy-boy to point out the stupidity of the law better.
So will the law be applied without regard for the “status” of the offender? of course not. The liberal elite gets one treatment, but normal people get the shaft.
Gregory doesn’t pay his bills?
>> Much as I detest David Gregory, Im more concerned with the fact that a city has that type of draconian law.
Show no pity for the elitists. Only when they hang from the gallows they build do they realize their criminal insanity.
A M E N !
What happened to equality under the law? Hoist these libs on their own petards until they beg for mercy!
The ironic part of the story is that liberals can't comprehend any reason why a high capacity magazine can be used for anything else than mass murder.
Sure they are. Nothing wrong with calling this device a clip. You've got to write to your audience and for most Americans a "magazine" is something you read.
Use "30 round magazines" and people won't know what you're talking about. They know what a "clip" is. And if it is technically incorrect, who really cares?
Was that a clip showing a magazine? But then, you’ll never know when one of those empty things might go off on its own. Never be too careful. Was that magazine filled?
“This is a stupid story. We should be pointing out the stupidity of the law.”
Agreed. It reminds me of Gary North’s Law of Bureaucracy:
“There is no government regulation, no matter how plausible it initially appears, that will not eventually be applied by some bureaucrat in a way that defies common sense.”
Arrest him. Case closed.
I think you have an overblown idea of executive power; RR, just like BO, was not the law. I just think it’s silly to cry for the enforcement of laws we believe to be ridiculous. Better that everyone of us march to NBC’s Washington bureau with 30-rd mags in our hands daring them to arrest us.
This is a pretty clear example of media arrogance.
There is no question that Gregory could have waived around a picture of a high-capacity gun magazine or shown a video of one and he would have had no problems whatsoever. But he wanted a prop and decided that laws (even laws he supports) only apply to the little people and not to the intelligentsia class in the MSM.
It is ridiculous, and that is the point. A magazine, high capacity or not, a rifle, pistol or revolver are simply inanimate objects that do not harm on their own. So there is Gregory, not harming anyone with his magazine, other than advocating to eliminate our 2nd Amendment Rights. He needs to learn a lesson and it makes a point about how ridiculous a law is.
Not in my experience.
DC wants a (legal) gun free zone for the common people.
Yes it would. The law states or easily restored.
If they are so innocent, why would the police even know they were going to film him with the magazine before it aired? Reads as though they felt guilty, inquired, told not to commit a crime, then proceeded anyways.