Oops: David Gregory Probed By Police Over Illegal Magazine

Not the really weird p0rn type of magazine, for those with their minds in the gutter

(Politico) The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,” said police officer and spokesman Araz Alali in an interview Tuesday.

On Sunday, in an interview with the National Rifle Association’s head, Wayne LaPierre, Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-bullet gun magazine. He pushed LaPierre on the question of whether fewer children would have died during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre this month had the gunman had access to fewer bullets.

The presence of the gun magazine on the show raises questions about a section in the D.C. code — much cited by conservatives and gun rights activists after “Meet the Press” on Sunday — which stipulates that “No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine,” among other devices.

Yet another example of a Liberal who wants controls for thee, but not themselves. Doesn’t matter if the magazine was for demonstration purposes. He could have used a picture of a large capacity magazine. Instead, he decided that the law didn’t apply to himself.

Of course, if someone is bent on committing mass murder they aren’t going to worry about laws banning large capacity magazines.

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Comment by gitarcarver
2012-12-26 11:04:32

Teach,

I want to be gentle with this because I don’t want to sound like an apologist for Gregory but there are non functional magazines and plastic magazines that are used for demonstration purposes. It is possible that Gregory used one of those magazines in his interview with LaPierre.

I think the interesting thing here is that when media outlets contacted the police, they said they had already been looking into it. That says to me that either they caught it or someone else did and unlike a lot of things, they weren’t sweeping this thing under the rug. (At least not initially.)

The DC police don’t have the best reputation in the world and I hope that they follow through with this and give an honest accounting of what happened. If Gregory did possess an illegal magazine, I hope he gets the same treatment as a non-media type person would get.

That would be true justice.

 
Comment by john
2012-12-26 11:47:26

it was non operable.

 
Comment by William Teach
2012-12-26 14:13:06

That is always a possibility, GC.

Got proof, John?

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-26 15:19:34

It was non-operable because it was not attached to a violent murder gun.

And, am sure the DC police will provide as much investigation in to this that they give to any normal citizen. Just like Dan Brown.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2012-12-26 15:44:27

According to Legal Insurrection, NBC asked whether they could use a real clip or not and the Metro DC Police told them they could not.

But here’s the interesting dilemma.

Gregory shows LaPierre the magazine and says “here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets.”

So either Gregory was breaking the law by having an illegal magazine, or he was lying in saying the magazine was real.

Either way, his credibility and journalistic integrity is gone.

That is what happens when you go for a “gotcha moment” rather than the truth.

(As an aside, I wanted to put up the idea that the clip might not be real because that is something that is being floated around the blogosphere. It was not to contradict Teach in any way. It was to offer some additional information. However, as I said, Gregory either lied or broke the law.)

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2012-12-26 20:58:04

Uh…… I just realized I used “clip” in the above comment instead of “magazine” a couple of times. Any time you see “clip,” please think “magazine.”

My bad.

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-26 21:03:25

To liberals, that makes no difference. To them, those are the same as bullets and shells.

Heck, to liberals, this is their basis of knowledge.
http://i51.tinypic.com/2zdy9zs.jpg

 

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