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No gun magazine charges for David Gregory (Some animals are more equal than others...)
Politico ^ | 1/11/13 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 01/11/2013 2:34:41 PM PST by jimbo123

NBC’s David Gregory is off the hook for showing a high-capacity gun magazine on “Meet the Press” and will not be prosecuted, D.C.’s attorney general announced on Friday.

D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan on Friday said he would decline to prosecute in the case involving the Sunday show host and any NBC staffers. In a letter to NBC’s attorney Lee Levine, Nathan wrote that after reviewing the matter, his office “has determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated” with the broadcast.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/11/2013 2:34:47 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well color ME surprised!


2 posted on 01/11/2013 2:37:05 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: jimbo123

The next person with no criminal record prosecuted for a 30 round magazine has a nice civil rights/equal protection lawsuit waiting.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 2:39:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

Absolutely shocking.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 2:39:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jimbo123

They also just made the case that 30 round mags are not inherently dangerous ;)


5 posted on 01/11/2013 2:41:23 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

Gun control for thee, but not for me! I can hire armed guards and am above the law!


6 posted on 01/11/2013 2:42:26 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: jimbo123

LOL at anyone who thought charges would be filed..remember, liberals are above the law they can do whatever they want


7 posted on 01/11/2013 2:42:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jimbo123

Two Americas.

Two sets of Law.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 2:42:26 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Norm Lenhart

9 posted on 01/11/2013 2:43:08 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Norm Lenhart
The next person with no criminal record prosecuted for a 30 round magazine has a nice civil rights/equal protection lawsuit waiting.

Damn right!
10 posted on 01/11/2013 2:43:48 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: grobdriver
Still, gregory becomes, along with Richard Nixon, AN UNDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR.

That ought to help his resume ~

11 posted on 01/11/2013 2:44:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123

12 posted on 01/11/2013 2:48:49 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: All

Gregory smuggled the clip into DC through a 3rd party. See the note from the DC AG:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/119981398/David-Gregory-Charging-Letter


13 posted on 01/11/2013 2:53:04 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The essence of a dictatorship or ruling oligarchy reigning under color of law: The law applies when and how they decide. All citizens are in violation of something and the law is used as an instrumentality of control over those they target or protect those they favor.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 3:05:22 PM PST by Truth29
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To: RandallFlagg

I think I remember reading about an ex marine traveling with with the same thing being prosecuted. He claims he didn’t even know the law. How is that fair?


15 posted on 01/11/2013 3:05:41 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: RandallFlagg

I think I remember reading about an ex marine traveling with with the same thing being prosecuted. He claims he didn’t even know the law. How is that fair?


16 posted on 01/11/2013 3:07:08 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: jimbo123
do I really have to say it???

17 posted on 01/11/2013 3:10:08 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jimbo123

Well Pierce Morgan, is prosecutorial discretion based upon ideology a defacto tyranny?


18 posted on 01/11/2013 3:10:49 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: jimbo123

I have using my 1st amendment rights to let people know how I feel about a multitude of subjects. I have always been law abiding. My 30 round magazines have never been used for anything except to educate those I love on the beauty of the 2nd amendment. My magazines are not illegal in my state. When the jackboots come, do I have a Gregory exemption?


19 posted on 01/11/2013 3:14:33 PM PST by Starstruck (The police carry weapons for self protection)
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To: Starstruck

using=been using


20 posted on 01/11/2013 3:16:07 PM PST by Starstruck (The police carry weapons for self protection)
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To: Rusty0604; All

102 people were arrested in DC in 2012 for having a high capacity magazine. I’m sure the vast majority of them are black.

MILLER: If you’re not David Gregory …
D.C. prosecutes ordinary Americans for ‘high-capacity’ magazines

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) inquiry into whether NBC’s David Gregory broke the law by possessing a 30-round “high-capacity” magazine on national TV has been ongoing for three weeks. Meanwhile, U.S. Army veteran James Brinkley is still grappling with the fallout from his arrest last year on the same charge.

Mr. Brinkley’s story is just one example of at least 105 individuals who, unlike Mr. Gregory, were arrested in 2012 for having a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/4/if-youre-not-david-gregory/


21 posted on 01/11/2013 3:18:29 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Why don’t people get angry about this?


22 posted on 01/11/2013 3:23:25 PM PST by Rusty0604
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23 posted on 01/11/2013 3:26:26 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: timestax

24 posted on 01/11/2013 3:29:04 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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25 posted on 01/11/2013 3:31:19 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: jimbo123

unexpectedly ... no charges were filed

/eye-rolling-sarcasm


26 posted on 01/11/2013 3:36:55 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: timestax


DC Attorney General with David Gregory's wife
27 posted on 01/11/2013 3:37:12 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Truth29

Reminds me of an old movie, El Patrullero, about the corruption in the Mexican highway patrol.

The following clip (1:32) is in Spanish (sorry, I couldn’t find it with Enlgish subtitles). Basically the cadets are being questioned about the proper procedures during a traffic stop. The cadet responds that first you look for a moving violation, then for mechanical problems.....The commander then interrupts and says, “No, there is always a violation; first you arrest, then you search for the violation.”

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=el+patrullero&source=video&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDsQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DeUM4o_wyJcE&ei=3ZzwUPaSFIjE2gWP2YCoAg&usg=AFQjCNFKdabStUle9LUsArCcJ7kY4NQ9mg&bvm=bv.1357700187,d.b2I

The subject is certainly guilty, you just need to determine the extent of his guilt.


28 posted on 01/11/2013 3:37:26 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: jimbo123

They were told not to do this and they did it anyway. They knowingly defied the police telling them it was not lawful for Gregory to do this.

You just know Obama was involved in this. Couple calls placed.


29 posted on 01/11/2013 3:40:20 PM 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: jimbo123

FREE DAVID GREGORY NOW! Prosecution UNJUST!


30 posted on 01/11/2013 3:45:08 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Norm Lenhart

Every person who has been prosecuted/persecuted under this law should immediately file suit.


31 posted on 01/11/2013 3:47:04 PM PST by dontBSme
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To: jimbo123

So the law is now discretionary.

I’ll ask for that leniency next time I get caught speeding.


32 posted on 01/11/2013 3:47:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dontBSme

If they don’t they deserve it. I don’t see how this could be any clearer a violation of equal protection.

I hope the libs are paying close attention. Because as with ANSWER on the other thread, Obama, follows the classic pattern of dumping useful idiots once in power. Gregory is still useful as a propagandists. ANSWER is now a hindrance to the agenda.


33 posted on 01/11/2013 3:52:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

What RandallFlagg said.


34 posted on 01/11/2013 3:53:14 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Rusty0604
"Why don’t people get angry about this?"

People outside the beltway are, but inside the beltway, this is just viewed as harassment by the bitter clingers of one of their own and they are simply not subject to the same laws because they are doing good and are smarter than the serfs who don't appreciate them.

35 posted on 01/11/2013 3:57:47 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Trust me. I worked in the media for years. Most of your local reporters/media feel the exact same way. Since they interact with local/state reps and people in political/financial power, they genuinely think they are ‘one of them’.

The truth is somewhat different to their imaginations.


36 posted on 01/11/2013 4:01:51 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123
Someone from Breitbart, or Glenn Beck's / Rush Limbaugh's / Sean Hannity's organizations needs to parade through Washington DC with several high capacity magazines hanging from their pockets with a sign around their necks stating clearly that they are engaging in journalism, educating the public about the gun laws and gun issues, and that they will not be prosecuted.

I'm sure the DC DA will apply the law equally to those journalists as well.

37 posted on 01/11/2013 4:08:12 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: jimbo123

So, when I take my Right Wing Assault Television Network plastic microphone and my phone camera out in front of the NBC DC studio and start waving a 30-magazine around, they will use their discretion and tell me to carry on with my First and Second Amendment rights without interference?

Aw-right!!


38 posted on 01/11/2013 4:17:24 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jimbo123

Don’t really have a problem with it. However, every other accused of a similar offense should have his or her charges dismissed under the equal protection clause.


39 posted on 01/11/2013 7:38:16 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: jimbo123
This incident proved 2 things:

1. Their silly unconstitutional law did NOT prevent him from obtaining, possessing, and brandishing a high cap mag.

2. These types of laws are only enforced on the common people like us, not the elites.

40 posted on 01/11/2013 8:00:46 PM PST by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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