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NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law
Talking Points Memo ^ | 12/27/12 | PEMA LEVY

Posted on 12/27/2012 9:44:31 AM PST by jimbo123

National Rifle Association President David Keene said Thursday that NBC host David Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted for displaying an empty high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press," even though it may have violated Washington, D.C. law.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; banglist; davidgregory; guncontrol; nbc; nra; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/27/2012 9:44:40 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He has three angles in this opportunity: attack the media, attack the stupid law, or attack both.

By choosing to attack the stupid law, he’s directing the most attention to what should be changed: the felonious possession of a piece of plastic.

Me, I want David Gregory to be charged; but I think the NRA president took the right stance here given his public persona.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 9:47:36 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: jimbo123

Of course. What other position is he supposed to take? He’s not a damn leftist. This is intellectual honesty.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 9:49:03 AM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: jimbo123

Yup. Keeping DG a free man only proves that the Dems are racist.

Dems need to stop protecting his white privilege. Content of character vs. color of skin and such....


4 posted on 12/27/2012 9:50:31 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

David, if you were in jail, a black teenager would already be in you!


5 posted on 12/27/2012 9:51:11 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Dan Nunn

Charge him, show up in court, get the law struck down as unConstitutional.

Works for me.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 9:53:59 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: jimbo123
I thought the NRA supported the enforcement of existing laws? Have they, incredibly, changed their tune to the repeal of bad, existing laws? (Gasp!)
7 posted on 12/27/2012 9:57:00 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: coloradan
I thought the NRA supported the enforcement of existing laws?

In Colorado they supported existing democRats and lost my support.

8 posted on 12/27/2012 10:03:31 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Dan Nunn
There's another angle to attack, the corrupt government.

Gregory will get a pass on this and that can be used to expose the corrupt cops, prosecutors and judges that hold ruling elites above the law and serfs always in violation of the legal trickery and dishonesty of all law.

The NRA should use different operatives to destroy ALL the opposition on all fronts.

9 posted on 12/27/2012 10:04:05 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: jimbo123
Hard for me to believe I'm disagreeing with the NRA, but I like the idea of making David Gregory, or any member of the "nose in the air" elite media, live under the same laws they want us to have to endure.

Ultimately, however, nothing will ever come of this no matter what any of us think and no matter what the law says. The DC police department and AG's office will never risk prosecuting an elite member of the media, no matter how serious the charge, only to have the media up their kiesters two months later with some made up "scandal".

The media will get their revenge if the DC police and AG do their job, bank on it.

10 posted on 12/27/2012 10:05:11 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Dan Nunn

Nope. The right gains nothing by being reasonable. A better lesson about guns laws would be if Gregory were perp walked into custody.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 10:07:31 AM PST by y6162
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To: Dan Nunn
David Keene? Isn't he that corrupt Islamo panderer? What is he doing head of the NRA? Did they listen to Grover Norquist and did he put him there?


The Official Underzog website

12 posted on 12/27/2012 10:15:30 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: jimbo123
Ah, the high road. Very good.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

13 posted on 12/27/2012 10:16:54 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: y6162

bttt. These Leftists are Alinskyites. Followers of an admirer of Lucifer. No Marquess of Queensbury rules for them.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 10:19:50 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: jimbo123

I disagree. He’s a liberal so he believes in that law, and adding more like it. HE, and not normal people, should be the one to whom the law is applied to the extreme degree. WE never bought into it, he did.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 10:24:23 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: youngidiot
Of course. What other position is he supposed to take? He’s not a damn leftist. This is intellectual honesty.

Bullcrap. The left is always up in arms when they can make a case for hypocrisy on the right, you know, some conservative doing something they think is at odds with what conservatives believe. Intellectual honesty doesn't demand that you apply fairness to this guy, he fully supports the law he broke and tons of new ones.

16 posted on 12/27/2012 10:27:20 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: y6162

The NRA isn’t the right, it’s an organization that has one political goal - advance the cause of gun rights. It, in fact, gains a lot by being reasonable, and though they are excoriated here for endorsing pro-gun Democrats, that strategy may well be our last firewall for gun control measures like Feinstein’s.


17 posted on 12/27/2012 10:30:14 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: jimbo123

18 posted on 12/27/2012 10:34:07 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: jimbo123

My 30 round magazine is bigger than Gregory’s 30 round magazine. In this case size does matter.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 10:49:30 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: youngidiot

I disagree. The NRA says (correctly) that there are already enough gun laws and that those laws need to be enforced (and I disagree). In order for laws to be just, regardless of their merit, they need to be equally enforced. Either Gregory is charged and prosecuted, or anyone that was convicted under the same law should have their sentances commuted. That is intellectual honesty.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 10:51:45 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Dan Nunn

“The NRA isn’t the right”

Nonsense. The NRA gets virtually no support from Dems. As for the few blue dogs posing as pro gun. So what?

What are you a paulite slug?


21 posted on 12/27/2012 10:53:34 AM PST by y6162
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To: Durus

Law don’t apply to Democrats, which is why they keep making bad law. To get bad laws like this changed, Gregory needs to be convicted.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 11:20:06 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: aimhigh

The DC chief had better watch his step on this one.

AND Gregory doesn’t need any help from the NRA. Put a sock in it Pierre!


23 posted on 12/27/2012 11:37:48 AM PST by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: jimbo123

After reading comments from the wise FReepers here. My vote is to prosecute Gregory to the fullest extent of the law, repeal the stupid law, but let Gregory finish his sentence.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 11:46:37 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: MileHi

Well Harry Reid does thank the NRA for 6 more filthy years


25 posted on 12/27/2012 12:06:02 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: y6162

A Paulite slug?

Do you contribute any discussion or is that your shtick?

As for the rest of your gibberish, you’re wrong. But being wrong obviously has no bearing on your inability to realize you should shut your mouth.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 12:19:08 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Hardastarboard

Donne Trotter campaign clouded by felony gun charges
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=8917342

Dems ask no questions about Trotter’s gun charge
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2012-12-15/dems-ask-no-questions-about-trotters-gun-

if Joe the Plumber did this , he’d be in GITMO by now.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 12:45:15 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jimbo123

The NRA is aiding and abetting the left anytime they agree with ANY “infringement” on a right that “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. Otherwise they give government the go ahead to incrementally infringe law by law, regulation by regulation until there is no right remaining to be INFRINGED. PERIOD!

Gregory MUST be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and given the max penalty as those who would deny us our Creator Given and Constitutionally protected rights do not deserve to be free.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 12:59:42 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Phosgood
Put a sock in it Pierre!

Keene is the NRA President.

29 posted on 12/27/2012 1:04:16 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: italianquaker
Well Harry Reid does thank the NRA for 6 more filthy years

Did the NRA appoint Reid to the US Senate, or did the people of Nevada return him to office?

30 posted on 12/27/2012 1:07:07 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Dan Nunn

I forgot more about the issues discussed here than you will ever know.

Quite frankly, you know nothing about the NRA ..ya troll. They’re calling you over at daily Kos...


31 posted on 12/27/2012 1:09:25 PM PST by y6162
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To: y6162

So many FReepers these days only seem to be able to engage in debate by calling those that disagree with them liberals or paulbots.

Intellectual superiority is one thing no one would ever accuse you of having.

Anyway, you’ve clearly got me beat with your vast knowledge, so carry on here. I’ve got better things to do than waste my time on vile malcontents.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 1:27:15 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Your comment makes one-track minds explode.

And if Harry Reid returns the favor by knocking this bill down a few pegs, the utility of a one-issue organization endorsing both parties will still be lost on the anti-NRA crowd.

This place makes me sad lately.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 1:29:45 PM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn
And that's the difference between Conservatives and Liberals.

The Libs will very rarely defend a Conservative.

Us Conservatives will take the high road more often.....

34 posted on 12/27/2012 1:32:16 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Osage Orange

That’s the problem...they are ruthless; we are not.


35 posted on 12/27/2012 1:33:56 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: stevio
Snort!!

LOL!!

I agree!!!

36 posted on 12/27/2012 1:34:30 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Dan Nunn
This place makes me sad lately.

I get angry at times, but I try to keep the world in perspective. I'm not perfect and no one I know is either. To blame the ills of US gun laws on the NRA is not only irrational, but illogical and ignorant as well. Extremists are rarely successful in any endeavor. The sooner the all or nothing crowd learns that, the better chance we all have of attaining the country the Founding Fathers foresaw.

37 posted on 12/27/2012 1:41:49 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: who knows what evil?
I know it.

It takes me a bit to get pretty agitated...because I'm by my very nature easy going, conservative in my actions and thought.

I brush off many libs...because they are either too dumb to bother with..or complete idiots.

38 posted on 12/27/2012 1:45:03 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

NRA helped out and he will thank him by pushing for gun control, nice


39 posted on 12/27/2012 4:35:01 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: italianquaker
NRA helped out

How? Who did the NRA force to vote for Reid?

40 posted on 12/27/2012 4:44:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

10-4 k


41 posted on 12/27/2012 4:48:05 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: italianquaker
10-4 k

Is that supposed to have meaning?

42 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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