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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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DC Police Investigating ‘Meet the Press’ Incident

So, David Gregory appears to have been breaking the law when he brandished a high capacity magazine on national television...

Had this been a "normal person", they more than likely would have been arrested, locked up, and charged.

Thoughts? what does macrumors think? Should David Gregory get a pass on this or should he be charged? If this had been me passing through DC and caught with the magazine should I be charged or given a pass...explain your reasoning in each case please...



DC Police Investigating ‘Meet the Press’ Incident

by Associated Press | December 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM |


"Meet the Press" host David Gregory (Photo: Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC)
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on “Meet the Press.”

Police spokesman Tisha Gant said Wednesday the department is investigating whether Gregory may have violated D.C. firearms laws that ban the possession of high-capacity magazines. She declined to comment further on the probe. LINK: http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2012...-incident/
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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Real good use of investigative resources if this turns out to be true.


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But ABC News has learned from an official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that NBC had reached out to the federal agency on Friday for advice before displaying the weaponry.

According to the ATF official, the agency noted that ATF doesn't enforce D.C. gun laws, but agreed to put the question to a couple of Washington police officers who've worked with the agency in the past.

The D.C. officers advised the ATF spokesman that Gregory could display the magazine, provided it was empty, the source said.

That turned out to be bad advice, as conservative media and gun rights activists were first to note. The ATF official describes this as a "misunderstanding," and says he hopes DC police will not bring charges.
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I'm sure the NRA crowd will be hanging on this as long as they can. How dare David Gregory finally grow a set and ask tough questions?
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Well 1st of all it shows how stupid it is to have different laws on such issues in different parts of the same country.

If walking around with such a magazine is illegal he should be sentenced base on the evidence just like everybody else.

But I'm not sure wether there is enough evidence...

Just watch some docus/interview bout rappers (lets say SnoppyDog orwhathescalled). They all make it quite clear that they do smoke weed, some of them even do it on camera. AFAIR none of them was charged&convicted based on that evidence.

With this special incident Mr Gregory might decline to disclose how the magazine got there and the meaning of "possession" might also come under some clever lawyer's scruntiny.
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Real good use of investigative resources if this turns out to be true.




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I'm sure the NRA crowd will be hanging on this as long as they can. How dare David Gregory finally grow a set and ask tough questions?
maybe you should have posted this snippet also..from the same link:

"Gwendolyn Crump, director of the Office of Communications for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, told ABC News, "NBC contacted MPD inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated."
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C
David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person.

DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01

(b) 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, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

We The People demand that he be formally charged for violation of this law on "Meet The Press."
One would think gun owners would know that no federal law has been broken.
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