Skip to comments.Emails: Decision on NBC host stirred response
Posted on 02/10/2013 4:46:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
WASHINGTON (AP) District of Columbia prosecutors received scores of emails from citizens upset because NBC television journalist David Gregory was not criminally charged for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" show. Prosecutors received roughly 50 emails demanding that Gregory be charged, plus more than 150 others expressing outrage in the days after officials decided to not prosecute him. The Associated Press obtained the messages through a public records request. The emails were sent by people from around the country, including some self-identified gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, who accused prosecutors of hypocritically and unevenly enforcing D.C.'s strict gun laws and of giving Gregory preferential treatment. Some said the decision underscored the absurdity of strict gun laws and set a bad legal precedent; others sarcastically asked if they'd be similarly shielded from prosecution if they brought ammunition magazines to the nation's capital. The display of the ammunition magazine attracted immediate scrutiny, coming just more than a week after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut, killing 20 children and six adults, and presented a high-profile test for prosecutors about how to enforce strict municipal gun laws in the massacre's wake. "Thank you for so publicly showing how the justice system in this country functions," Thomas D. Paton, of Burtchville, Mich., wrote D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan. "It is good to know that there is one set of laws for the common man, and a more lenient set of laws for the elite. Your decision to allow Mr. Gregory to flaunt the law your office has aggressively pursued in the past, by your own office's admission, then to publicly give him a pass on it, goes to show that justice is for sale in this country if you can afford it."
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Sorry to be nitpicky, but I wish people would stop using “flaunt” when they mean “flout”.
I totally agree with the point of the article.
“All animals are equal; but some animals are more equal than others.”
So, don’t say YOU HAVEN’T BEEN WARNED ABOUT THIS SH#T-—and a LONG time ago, too.
That whole “Magna Carta” thing is so 900 years ago.
The most frustrating part of this is that we know that part o they’re defense for not prosecuting was intent...David Gregory clearly didn’t INTEND to kill anyone But the same exact thing can be said about 99.9999% of everyone who owns these magazines.
All animals are equal but some animals are "more equal" than others.
Personally, it would have been simple to say ‘yes’, we want to prosecute you...but if you stand in front of the judge and admit you did something stupid....we will let you do ten hours of community service and pay a $250 fine. End of the story...simple, and David Gregory wouldn’t spend the rest of his life at parties...being asked if he has an extra magazine to spare.
You think that elites like David Gregory wouldn’t cheer on the murder of Americans that oppose gun or high cap magazine confiscation? Gregory would salivate at the thought — provided he would not have to associate with the subhumans doing the “wet work”. Gregory, like other liberals of his ilk, like to keep their own hands clean and outsource their murders.
When laws are applied by the whim of government, there is no law...
David Gregory might not publicly cheer the murder of citizens with high capacity magazines, but you can be sure he would be privately very pleased with it.
In Democrat Washington DC there are special rules if you are part of the liberal Media. I remember this well; here is a blast from the past thanks to Wikipedia:
(Carl)Rowan was charged for firing a gun that he did not legally own. Rowan was arrested and tried. During the trial, he argued that he had the right to use whatever means necessary to protect himself and his family. He also said the pistol he used was exempt from the District’s handgun prohibition law because it belonged to his older son, a former FBI agent. He was called out for hypocrisy, since Rowan was a strict gun control advocate. In a 1981 column, he advocated “a law that says anyone found in possession of a handgun except a legitimate officer of the law goes to jailperiod.” In 1985, he called for “A complete and universal federal ban on the sale, manufacture, importation and possession of handguns (except for authorized police and military personnel).] Private gun ownership had been illegal in the District of Columbia since 1976 and the facts of the case were the talk of the town for many days.
Rowan was tried but the jury was deadlocked; the judge declared a mistrial and he was never retried. In his autobiography, Rowan said he still favors gun control, but admits being vulnerable to a charge of hypocrisy