Surprise: David Gregory won’t be prosecuted for displaying high-capacity magazine on “Meet the Press”

posted at 6:11 pm on January 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

I figured they’d at least wrist-slap him with 20 hours of community service or whatever, punctuated by a formal apology on MTP about the dangers of waving around an empty magazine. But that’s okay. This was a no-lose situation for gun-rights advocates. If they chose to prosecute him, it’d be a case study in how silly strict-liability gun laws can be. If they declined, it’d be a case study in how the elite get special treatment. Essentially, the D.A. had to decide whether he wanted to undermine public faith that his office treats perps equally or undermine public faith in those precious, precious gun laws. Not surprising, really, that he’d protect gun control at the expense of his own integrity. This is Washington, after all, and Gregory’s puppet show was in service to the gun-control agenda. Did you really think they’d lock him up for grilling Wayne LaPierre a bit too theatrically?

Emily Miller has the text of the D.A.’s letter. Key bit:

Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of this matter, as it does in everycase involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG 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 December 23, 2012 broadcast. OAG has made this determination, despite the clarity of the violation of this important law, because under all of the circumstances here a prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.

Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the President’s speech to the nation about them. There were, however, other legal means available to demonstrate the point and to pursue this line of questioning with the guest that were suggested to NBC and that could have and should have been pursued…

On the other hand, no specific intent is required for this violation, and ignorance of the law or even confusion about it is no defense. We therefore did not rely in making our judgment on the feeble and unsatisfactory efforts that NBC made to determine whether or not it was lawful to possess, display and broadcast this large capacity magazine as a means of fostering the public policy debate. Although there appears to have been some misinformation provided initially, NBC was clearly and timely advised by an MPD employee that its plans to exhibit on the broadcast a high capacity-magazine would violate D.C. law, and there was no contrary advice from any federal official. While you argue that some NBC employees subjectively felt uncertain as to whether its planned actions were lawful or not, we do not believe such uncertainty was justified and we note that NBC has now acknowledged that its interpretation of the information it received was incorrect.

NBC should be made aware that OAG’s decision not to press charges in this matter was a very close decision and not one to which it came lightly or easily.

Read that third paragraph again. Rarely will you see a prosecutor accuse a suspect of clearly and knowingly breaking an “important law” and then decide he deserves no punishment whatsoever, not even spending a weekend afternoon raking leaves in a city park. But then D.C. law enforcement has better things to do, like putting veterans on trial for transporting their guns through the city. Exit question: What other contraband are journalists allowed to possess under the journalism exception to the D.C. penal code? Does it matter if their political agenda lines up with Washington’s or is this a nonpartisan thing? We’ll know when Chris Wallace dumps a brick of coke onto his desk on “Fox News Sunday.”

Update: Turns out Gregory and his wife are social acquaintances of the D.C. AG. How ’bout that.


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Whew! For a moment I was worried that our American concept of laws would be fairly applied to all citizens.

~ dodged a bullet there, amirite ~

Jeddite on January 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Now that we know the rules.
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CW on January 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

We’ll know when Chris Wallace dumps a brick of coke onto his desk on “Fox News Sunday.”

got to admit…one of the reasons I enjoy reading HA!!!

As long as you line up with the Ds ideology and are part of the MSM…I guess you can do just about anything!

CoffeeLover on January 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

And America is a better place because the press is immune from our laws.

itsspideyman on January 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Gregory doesn’t fit the profile of honest, upright, and freedom loving. This law was not intended for him.

NotCoach on January 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Exit question: What other contraband are journalists allowed to possess under the journalism exception to the D.C. penal code? Does it matter if their political agenda lines up with Washington’s or is this a nonpartisan thing? We’ll know when Chris Wallace dumps a brick of coke onto his desk on “Fox News Sunday.”

Funny.

DC attorney general is a racist.

rbj on January 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM

They can let Democrat murderers go scot free while jailing Republican activists left and right, and not a single so-called conservative politician will call for violence to begin. Pot, frog, heating source, some assembly required. The nation is THAT much рussified.

Archivarix on January 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Archivarix on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

A bit O/T but still on the gun and prosecute issue. I posted this on another thread. One has to wonder about this?
On the issue of ‘prosecute’ it seems walmart has a problem? Now one has to wonder if this, IF true, is why walmart is being so helpful in the gun issue when the got with dear joe? This smells worse than a two week left out in the sun fish to me?

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/01/11/lawmakers-release-documents-on-wal-mart-bribery/?test=latestnews
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letget on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

sentinelrules on January 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Archivarix on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

What they should be doing is threatening D.C.’s ability to self govern itself if they don’t start respecting people’s rights, and also apply the law equally.

NotCoach on January 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM

If it was Rush Limbaugh, or FoxNews, then would a prosecution “serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.”

I’m thinking … yes.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM

‘Toon of the Day: David Gregory’s Press Pass

Once again, the elite is held to a different standard than the hoi polloi. Laws are for little people, donchaknow…

Emily Miller:

In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam Meckler, who was arrested and jailed for having a few long-forgotten rounds of ordinary ammunition — but no gun — in his backpack in Washington. Mr. Meckler, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says he had no idea it was illegal to possess unregistered ammunition in the city. He violated the same section of D.C. law as Mr. Gregory allegedly did, and both offenses carry the same maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.

Mr. Meckler was charged with the crime and was forced to accept a plea deal to avoid the cost and time of a protracted legal fight. The indefensible nature of Mr. Meckler’s case led directly to a new law passed by the D.C. Council in December that allows prosecutors to file civil instead of criminal charges, but only if the accused was unaware of the city’s laws.

That exemption probably wouldn’t apply to Mr. Gregory, who held up a 30-round rifle magazine on his show on Dec. 23 to make his point about the need to ban them. NBC asked the police in advance for permission to bring the contraband into Washington for the interview with National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, but it was not granted.

“I unknowingly broke the law,” Mr. Meckler told The Washington Times. “Mr. Gregory knowingly broke the law. While both are seemingly harmless, both acts were deemed illegal under the District’s obscure firearms laws.” Mr. Meckler said he would never have intentionally left the rounds in his bag.

“I think if you had to measure the criminality of the two instances, his should be interpreted as more severe. At the very least, he should be put on probation, pay a fine and be added to the District’s Gun Offender Registry, as I was ordered to do,” Mr. Meckler said.

“Two Americas,” indeed.

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Who seriously thought he would be charged….?

NeoKong on January 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Some people are simply more equal under the law than others.

The Rogue Tomato on January 11, 2013 at 6:26 PM

If only I lived in the DC area, I’d organize a group of people to parade around holding said magazines – the more, the merrier – and see just how many of us get arrested and charged….

Opportunities like this don’t come along every day.

LooseCannon on January 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM

A new word for our lexicon:

Gregoried (v): When a person in clear and acknowledge violation of the law goes unpunished due to the political ideology of said person. “She was gregoried when officials decided that, despite her assault and battery on protesters of partial-birth abortion, her values on the subject aligned with the President.”

Mallard T. Drake on January 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

yep, he’s one of the special animals

DanMan on January 11, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Of course. No one really thought he would be.

JellyToast on January 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Okay, so can we get some clarification from the district on the law going forward? Obviously there was some hidden, secret clause in this law that no one knew about until now, and since I’m sure the district believes in equal protection under the law, we should all be able to take advantage of this clause.

I wish I had standing to sue the district for clarification — hopefully someone who has been charged and sentenced under this statute comes forward.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Mallard T. Drake on January 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

The “get out of jail free” card becomes the “David Gregory” card.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2013 at 6:34 PM

I wish I had standing to sue the district for clarification — hopefully someone who has been charged and sentenced under this statute comes forward.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Rather than a nation of laws, we’re becoming a nation of men — who you are, who you know, cronyism.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Funny.

DC attorney general is a racist.

rbj on January 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Indeed he is. If Gregory were a black commoner instead of a white Party Member, Irvin Nathan would be prosecuting him.

forest on January 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM

A new word for our lexicon:

Gregoried (v): When a person in clear and acknowledge violation of the law goes unpunished due to the political ideology of said person. “She was gregoried when officials decided that, despite her assault and battery on protesters of partial-birth abortion, her values on the subject aligned with the President.”

Mallard T. Drake on January 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Thread over.

Del Dolemonte on January 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM

If only I lived in the DC area, I’d organize a group of people to parade around holding said magazines – the more, the merrier – and see just how many of us get arrested and charged….

Opportunities like this don’t come along every day.

LooseCannon on January 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM

How about a few thousand patriots marching to the White House with fully loaded AR 15′s?

hip shot on January 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM


Equal Justice Under the Law

Next…!

Seven Percent Solution on January 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Just in time to lighten my mood for the weekend!

No, it’s not that I don’t take this business a lot more seriously than the DC AG appears to take it. This kind of special privilege undermines the very principle of all people being equal before the law.

But we knew it was coming, so it doesn’t bother me so much when it finally arrives.

But watching the DC AG’s spin performance is highly entertaining, as he tries to simultaneously sound tough on crime, defensive of the [stupid] law, and dismissive of NBC’s feeble attempts to justify themselves, while still deciding that violating the law doesn’t matter after all when it’s a minor celebrity doing it.

You don’t often get to watch such performances.

Well, outside of the latest White House investigation of a scandal blaming everything on underlings and holding them “responsible” while ultimately doing nothing at all.

Maybe it’s not so unusual after all…

tom on January 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Can we now get a list from the AG of all the laws that don’t apply to liberal journalists whose wife just happens to be a friend of the AG that the rest of us still have to follow?

Socratease on January 11, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Rather than a nation of laws, we’re becoming a nation of men — who you are, who you know, cronyism.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I don’t mean that totally facetiously. How will the district reaction when someone already charged under the law sues and says he wasn’t given equal treatment under the law on a law that the district has publicly chosen to ignore? How would a court rule? Unfortunately, it’d probably be in the districts favor, but I still want this as case law.

If the publicly declared policy of the district is to not charge people with a crime that millions (well, at least hundreds of thousands) witnessed live on TV due to perceived fame, I want to force them to make their case and defend it on the record.

This is a big slap in the face to everyone else in the country.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Is the DCAG an elected or appointed position?

cthulhu on January 11, 2013 at 6:43 PM

“Two Americas,” indeed.

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Mr. Meckler needs to see if he can get hired part-time by NBC News so the laws don’t apply to him.

Here’s a real plea bargain: if Gregory can skate, Mr. Meckler should be allowed to skate, too.

tom on January 11, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Does this absolve everyone at NBC that possessed this piece of illegal equipment even if they are not media superstars..?

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 6:46 PM

hip shot on January 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

It hasn’t come to that yet, and I pray it doesn’t. That said, the millions of people who are ready to “…defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” should at least give pause to those in government who would abrogate their responsibilities under the oaths they swore with the same phrasing.

LooseCannon on January 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

People still think we live in a constitutional republic under rule of law?

How quaint.

Rebar on January 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Does this qualify as a “stern lecture”?

The least the DA’s office could do is require Gregory to perform a “time out”.

Mr. Arkadin on January 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

A poster at Ace of Spades has phrased it the best -

The DC Attorney General couldn’t afford to have Gregory and NBC forced into court to fight a law that they support.

2nd Ammendment Mother on January 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Gregory turned in a stellar performance the week after this violation where he interviewed Obama and virtually (and I mean ‘literally’ if you’re Joe Biden) licked his boots on national TV while this criminal charge was hanging over his head.

But I’m sure that had absolutely nothing to do with this decision by AG Nathan.

Socratease on January 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

“Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country”

Bill Ayers David Gregory

Socratease on January 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

It’s not what you know (or “intend” to know); it’s who you know.

No justice; no peace.

May others follow David Gregory’s “courageous” precedent? Not just journ0lists but peon citizens?

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I would think everyone convicted under that law now has a very good lawsuit to consider.

RebeccaH on January 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Next thing you know, senators will be able to get drunk, drive a car off a bridge, leave a young woman to drown, not report an accident, then lie to the police about it, and not get charged with anything.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Like Hillary Clinton, did David Gregory claim that he “takes full responsibility”?

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I guess that we could say that the DC AG provided the cover on the magazine.

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

On the other hand, no specific intent is required for this violation, and ignorance of the law or even confusion about it is no defense. We therefore did not rely in making our judgment on the feeble and unsatisfactory efforts that NBC made to determine whether or not it was lawful to possess, display and broadcast this large capacity magazine as a means of fostering the public policy debate.

Guilty, no excuse, but no prosecution. I see.

Cicero43 on January 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Why should he. He is an otherwise law-biding citizen well within his Constitutional rights? Oh wait. That doesn’t make sense.

pat on January 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

DC AG is friend of David Gregory’s wife..? Who knew?

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

He must wear “even the appearance of favorable treatment” as a badge of honor!

/Maybe it’s just what it appears to be. Favored treatment.

Paul-Cincy on January 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the President’s speech to the nation about them.

I think Gregory’s arrest would have done more to inform the public in this debate than anything Gregory or his network has ever said on the subject.

But, then, the AG’s decision is pretty informative, too. If/when the Democrats ever present a gun control bill for consideration, all voters need to write the representatives and ask them if these laws will apply to liberal journalists like Mr. Gregory and, if so, would they please write that explicitly in the bill so they’ll know next time?

Socratease on January 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

David Gregory is a pig just like AG crony and his oinker wife!

FloatingRock on January 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Update: Turns out Gregory and his wife are social acquaintances of the D.C. AG. How ’bout that.

I look forward to the day when justice is served.

Midas on January 11, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Who could’ve pulled that string? I wonder?

Speakup on January 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I wonder if I can get out of jury duty the next time I get called by saying that I believe the law should apply to everyone, so I’m ethically unable to cast a “guilty” vote.

malclave on January 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Next thing you know, senators will be able to get drunk, drive a car off a bridge, leave a young woman to drown, not report an accident, then lie to the police about it, and not get charged with anything.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Well, “Patches” Kennedy managed to drive under some kind of influence in the wee hours of the morning in order to cast a vote.

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Don’t do the crime if you don’t know the District Attorney.

Let that be a lesson to those prosecuted under the ordinance who didn’t have the political connections!!

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Mr. Gregory should have insisted upon prosecution to establish his guilt or innocence – civil disobedience in furtherance of one’s closely held beliefs is essential to the health of a functioning democracy.

In playing the game, Gregory has done nothing but earn the scorn of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty that are amassing in flyover country, awaiting the inevitable conflict.

turfmann on January 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Well, “Patches” Kennedy managed to drive under some kind of influence in the wee hours of the morning in order to cast a vote.

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Yes, that’s right. Speaking of Kennedys

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the President’s speech to the nation about them.

The DC AG must be one of “Holder’s people.”

onlineanalyst on January 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I look forward to the day when justice is served.
 
Midas on January 11, 2013 at 7:13 PM

 
That happened last Wednesday. Gregory’s cook prepared braised duck with a white wine reduction. The justice loved it, and he told the DA that he’d do whatever he could to help.

rogerb on January 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the President’s speech to the nation about them.

LOL. What a load of stupid BS. The DA is making Constitutional arguments (extra laughs for the gun-grabbers in DC) and tries to frame the GRATUITOUS and illegal possession and illegal DISPLAY of a scary, mega-capacity, WMD killer magazine as if it even had anything to do with forwarding the logic of some gun-grabber, un-Constitutional argument to squelch the Second Amendment.

This is pathetic. The DA should be prosecuted for abuse of power and accessory to the illegal possession and public display of the killer magazine. Showing the mag had nothing to do with any debate over the right to keep and bear arms. If it did, why didn’t Gregory go all the way and bring an AR-15?

The American Socialist Superstate is a total joke of a nation.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

People in DC should take a page out of NYC’s book and “Lauer” Gregory. New Yorkers have been “verbally abusing” Matt Lauer on the streets by telling him exactly what they think of his poor treatment of Ann Curry. Maybe DCers oughta let Gregory catch some honesty and verbal abuse.

stukinIL4now on January 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Ok then. Time for a million Americans to walk the DC mall carrying a single 30-rounder mag held high. No guns, just the mags, no criminal intent, just the mags.

F**k all of these apparatchiks and lickspittles, I’m tired of this shiite.

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I disagree, but not surprised. I did up a post on this. My MENSA bright buddy reminded me we used discretion quite a lot with misdemeanor arrests back when I was working. One of the criteria was intent, the other was if we thought the prosecutors would file. Why waste the paper.

However, I would have arrested him just on principle alone. He laughed at the law on national TV by doing what he did. He knew better and did it anyway- that equals an arrest.

I did mention the new word started here “gregorized” by Mallard Drake. We should use it every chance we get, just as we should use “Cardinal” when referring to elites like Diane Feinstein. (As in middle ages Roman Catholic corrupt Cardinals)

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2013/01/11/well-my-mensa-buddy-was-right-there-are-two-classes-in-america-when-it-comes-to-justice-david-gregory-is-in-the-other/

archer52 on January 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

How about a felony conspiracy charge netting the NBC minions that enabled this clearly illegal act? Letting Mr. Gregory off the hook shouldn’t impede this, right?

Mason on January 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Had regime hack David Gregory flipped a brick of cocaine onto the desk [saying] he actually had not planned to snort it but his name was Rufus the Carjacker instead he’d be facing hard time for possession.

viking01 on January 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Hey, don’t be swiping my lines. (definitely no pun intended)

wink.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

This smells worse than a two week left out in the sun fish to me?

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/01/11/lawmakers-release-documents-on-wal-mart-bribery/?test=latestnews
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letget on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 PM

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Waxman and Cummings, the Democrat congressmen investigating, want to know why they didn’t get their cut. Pay them each $100 and they will shut up. Yeah, Wal-Mart really screwed up here. Want to get around U.S. law? Pay off a Democrat and make sure you have it on tape. It’ll only come to light after the statute of limitations has expired and you still have the tape for future use.
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People should know that government is corrupt from executive to legislature, so act accordingly.

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM

How about that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re7O5q3xuTg

oryguncon on January 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Outgoing House General Counsel Irv Nathan was nominated today as the next attorney general for the District of Columbia, Mayor-elect Vince Gray announced.

Gray wrote on his Web site today that “Nathan will join me in taking politics out of the office of the attorney general and ensuring that public safety decisions are not clouded by political motives.”

How’s that ‘taking politics out of the office’ thing working out for you?

Socratease on January 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

By the way… any updates on how the investigation cover up of RFK, Jr.’s all too conveniently dead ex-wife is going?

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I’d be willing to continue to believe DC is still ruled by law and not men if they set aside the prosecutor’s determination and take the matter before a grand jury, so that a jury composed DC residents that have to abide this law can decide whether Gregory should be prosecuted.

Dusty on January 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

How about a class action lawsuit from all those prosecuted under this statute for lack of equal protection? ACLU? Anybody?

djtnt on January 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

How about that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re7O5q3xuTg

oryguncon on January 11, 2013 at 7:28 PM

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Anybody else using firefox have it refuse to display the video in a new tab? Something is wrong with this kluge every time they update it.

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Does this qualify as a “stern lecture”?

The least the DA’s office could do is require Gregory to perform a “time out”.

Mr. Arkadin on January 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Tell him to: http://writeortakeanap.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/bad-writing.jpg

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the President’s speech to the nation about them.

The Second Amendment protects the First.

Mr. Grump on January 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Anybody else using firefox have it refuse to display the video in a new tab? Something is wrong with this kluge every time they update it.

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I run Firefox. I just right click and click open in new tab. Works.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Rush Limbaugh needs to pull a stunt with an RPG.

CW on January 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM

If it had been LaPierre waving that magazine around, his ass would already be in jail.

SOME animals are more equal than others.

GarandFan on January 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Ok then. Time for a million Americans to walk the DC mall carrying a single 30-rounder mag held high. No guns, just the mags, no criminal intent, just the mags.

F**k all of these apparatchiks and lickspittles, I’m tired of this shiite.

Bishop on January 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

It’s time for the Million Magazine March

tom on January 11, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Mr. Gregory should have insisted upon prosecution to establish his guilt or innocence – civil disobedience in furtherance of one’s closely held beliefs is essential to the health of a functioning democracy.

In playing the game, Gregory has done nothing but earn the scorn of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty that are amassing in flyover country, awaiting the inevitable conflict.

turfmann on January 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Good point.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:49 PM

What a stupid law anyway.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Rush Limbaugh needs to pull a stunt with an RPG.

CW on January 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Funny how this announcement came on a Friday afternoon.

Don’t wanna miss Rush Monday.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I run Firefox. I just right click and click open in new tab. Works.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

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Oh look, updating to version 18 solves the problem. Version 18 …

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

How about a civil suit? Normally I’d be loathe to suggest a stunt like that, but for Gregory I’d make an exception.

Bruno Strozek on January 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Oh look, updating to version 18 solves the problem. Version 18 …

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Yeah, Firefox is open source. It means constantly updating as fixes are developed. It might mean more updates, but in the end its way more stable of a browser than IE with may for functionality.

But I use Chrome.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!

Two Americas.

So, what else is new?

Solaratov on January 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Rush Limbaugh needs to pull a stunt with an RPG.

CW on January 11, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Funny how this announcement came on a Friday afternoon.

Don’t wanna miss Rush Monday.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Though Limbaugh had best be sure it’s a practice dummy grenade lest sleazy Eric Holder or similar Gestapo hack in Palm Beach County try to railroad him.

Remember, that county already released Limbaugh’s private medical records to score a political hit. No reason to believe Junk Justice won’t try it again.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I for one am shocked there’s not a least a small fine, simply because of how bad this looks. To press for new gun laws, while skating on the ones you break? Really?

changer1701 on January 11, 2013 at 8:12 PM

But I use Chrome.

Timin203 on January 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

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I flip back and forth between chrome and firefox; rarely let IE see the light of day.

ExpressoBold on January 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM

So you can walk around DC with illegal firearm components if you want to make a political point and not fear any ramifications from knowingly breaking the law?

OxyCon on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

So you can walk around DC with illegal firearm components if you want to make a political point and not fear any ramifications from knowingly breaking the law?

OxyCon on January 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Yes, yes you can. What is your point sluggo? :)

arnold ziffel on January 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

The direct implication that a huge contribution is now expected by NBC to the DC D.A.’s re-election campaign for services rendered is duly noted.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Making the assumption that someday there is a change in the power structure, and the current Nomenklatura find themselves shoved off of the seats of power very much against their will; it will be amusing to watch them demand their “rights” under the “law”. They changed the rules, they get to play by the new rules, not the old ones.

Subotai Bahadur

Subotai Bahadur on January 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

You can let the DC police force know what you think about their unequal enforcement of the law.

obladioblada on January 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

obladioblada on January 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

They aren’t responsible for this contemptible decision. That would be Irvin Nathan, the DC Attorney General.

novaculus on January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

“ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.”

-Animal Farm (1945) is a satirical novella (which can also be understood as a modern fable or allegory) by George Orwell, ostensibly about a group of animals who oust the humans from the farm on which they live. They run the farm themselves, only to have it degenerate into a brutal tyranny of its own.

mechkiller_k on January 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

This just proves we don’t need anymore gun control laws. They will not be enforced.

Dkneute on January 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM

A new word for our lexicon:

Gregoried (v): When a person in clear and acknowledge violation of the law goes unpunished due to the political ideology of said person. “She was gregoried when officials decided that, despite her assault and battery on protesters of partial-birth abortion, her values on the subject aligned with the President.”

Mallard T. Drake on January 11, 2013 at 6:28 PM

The Black Panthers, despite putting out a bounty on the head of Zimmerman, were gregoried by the AG of Florida.

I like it! So what do you call the guy who made the Muhammad Video and is rotting in prison?

Bulletchaser on January 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Sounds like petition time for a pardon for the vet.

Nutstuyu on January 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM

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