Skip to comments.Gregory under investigation, out of headlines (Are the magazines legal - or not?)
Posted on 12/31/2012 11:55:53 AM PST by Libloather
Those who argue that the investigation is ludicrous have a point: Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone. As Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote, it's hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources.
But it's also hard to blame the other side for asking that laws be upheld and applied to all -- especially at a time when so many in the media seem to be pushing for more of those laws.
The Gregory investigation may have started as a "non-story," but that's no longer the case. There are some folks on the right who still care about the outcome, and are ready to cite it as precedent if it goes Gregory's way.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
And the flood gates will open...
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”
I never thought I’d live to see this prophetic statement applied to the country of my birth.
Well, I reckon that these people will be safe from arrest from ANYTHING......
At least until hypocrisy is outlawed. Then they will be in deep doodoo.
How this ends will be of great importance to the thought processes of those that legislate and those that litigate.
We want to think, "AHA! .. see? .. You're stupid law IS stupid"
We can only wait and see ... and if the cogs turn as slowly as they usually do, I'll be dead before I learn of the outcome
The best way to ensure the repeal of a bad law is to insist on its enforcement.
Neither is the semi-auto I own.
Thing is, the DC police already told him it wasn’t legal - and he flaunted it anyway. Even with the Obama backing him, they’re not going to just walk away from that serious a nose-thumbing. They MUST press charges, lest they come out of the issue as pushovers.
it’s hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources.
THIS, from the masters of Silly Investigations...
BO’s appearance this Sunday, was at minimum, assurance Gregory is free from consequence.
Arrest him have him plead guilty and pay the grand, give him community service, and forget it!
If not he and the media will be viewed as above the law.
If that’s the case, the Magazine law will have to be changed!
And all criminals and charges from ownership of said magazines shall be released and charges dropped.
Or insist that if someone like Gregory breaking it needen't be punishable, then nobody should be punished for it, ergo, it needen't exist.
Technically repeated what you said but from a different slant.
Greta, you moron, you know darn well that if I walked into your studio waving that same magazine, your people would have called the cops on me and I would have been hauled away. But no, you folks are above the law, so it's silly if it happens to you.
Having this here M16 “fire control group” (tiny trigger parts that enable full auto firing) that easily fits in the palm of my hand surely is not going to hurt a flea, but the BATFE will aggressively investigate an arrest anyone it catches wind of having one and the “crime” will be “constructive possession of an unregistered machine gun”
The evil offending parts will easily fit in a mascara case and weigh less than a subway rider’s pocket change.
Can I get a pass for my harmless parts too Mr. Gregory?
“Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone.”
POSSESSION of a gun magazine is a victimless crime, no matter who does it, when, or why. There is only a victim if the gun magazine is used to cause harm to someone, and no one is arguing that should not be illegal, as it always has been.
It's happened to me a lot.
Resident: We won’t see crime rates go down without a return to respect for morality.
Police Officer: I don’t care about morality. I only care about enforcing the law.
I figure it is a good test case: Magazine restriction infringes on my right to keep and bear arms by preventing usage of (Miller test) components suitable for use by militia. In the absence of government (strict scrutiny) evidence that shooting 10 people is ok, and 30 people is not ok, then 30 round magazines must be permitted.
And if we lose, only Gregory needs to go to jail.