DC Police Investigating ‘Meet the Press’ Incident

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by glocke12, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    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/
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Real good use of investigative resources if this turns out to be true. :rolleyes:


    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?
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
    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.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    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."
  5. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    One would think gun owners would know that no federal law has been broken.

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