NBC's David Gregory Won't Be Charged For Showing Ammo Magazine
When NBC News' David Gregory displayed what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Press last month, it prompted Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials to investigate whether he had broken a city law.
As Mark reported Dec. 26, D.C.'s official code says in part: "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."
But on Friday, D.C. prosecutors announced that Gregory would not be arrested or charged with a crime.
Got that folks? Gregory clearly broke the law - hundreds of thousands of people are witness to it. He was told beforehand that he was not permitted to possess the magazine even for journalistic purposes, but went ahead and did it anyways. And when the powers-that-be were brought, kicking and screaming, to the realization that one of the elite had broken the law, they declined to prosecute.
This is precisely why we on the pro-freedom side say that we don't need new gun laws. We don't enforce the laws that are already on the books; and as this case so amply illustrates, we often selectively enforce certain laws. If 30-round magazines are so dangerous as to be banned, then it hardly matters whether the person possessing them is a journalist or a terrorist, right? I mean, DC has arrested, prosecuted, and put on a "gun offender registry" a military vet for having loose ammo in his possession - loose ammo that needs one of those magazines to function, right?
So Gregory's a journalist, right? That's the thinking behind letting him skate on this crime? He shows the magazine, makes his point, shames the NRA, etc. so we turn our heads and let him walk. Well, I've got a blog, and new 30 round magazines are illegal in MA - can I order up a bunch of new P-mags and use this "journalist loophole"? I'll claim that I am possessing them only for journalistic purposes - just like David Gregory - and avoid all prosecution, right? Or will the laws again be enforced unequally?
I think we all know the answer here, as there's no (D) next to my name...
That is all.