Thursday, April 23, 2015

So, Let Me Get This Straight...

David Gregory brings a 30-round magazine into DC, after being told not to by DC police, and there's no repercussions whatsoever.

Ken Buck keeps a AR-15, without bolt, under lock and key in his office, and DC police conduct a full investigation.

Buck, mind you, is allowed to keep firearms in his office because congresscritters are more equal than others (they are exempt from the DC ban). He also talked to Capitol Police, showed them where and how the firearm was stored, and showed that it was inoperable (the bolt and BCG is not in the rifle).

But DC police investigated.

David Gregory consulted with DC police, was specifically told not to bring the magazine into DC, then did it anyways. A definitive crime was committed and broadcast on live television. Gregory was not charged, nor even arrested. Buck committed no crime, but was investigated. Despite knowing that it was perfectly legal, the DC police insisted on an investigation.

Why? On what planet does it make sense to investigate a non-crime? Buck possessing the rifle in his office is 100% legal - that's what happens when you're one of the protected classes. Much like law enforcement in MA, NY and CO are exempt from magazine restrictions, congresscritters are allowed to possess firearms - even ZOMG ASSAULT RIFLES - in their offices. No crime. Period.

So, basically, DC police investigated Buck for, um, well, I can't figure out why. Unless, of course, the purpose had nothing to do with the firearm in question and everything to do with the headline "GOP Congressman investigated by DC police." Of course, the media will naturally do all due diligence and report on *this* example of police overreach and profiling, right?

Don't answer that - it's rhetorical.

That is all.


ProudHillbilly said...

I knew why the investigation immediately. It's the difference between D and R.

ProudHillbilly said...

I knew why the investigation immediately. It's the difference between D and R.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"It's the difference between D and R."

Yup. If he'd been a Democrat, well, he'd have been excommunicated (because GUNS!!1!11!), but there probably wouldn't have been a criminal investigation. And even if there had been, it would have been buried on page 30 below the fold.

Some animals are more equal than others, even among the "elite".

Murphy's Law said...

Let's not forget the Diane Fienstein kept several "assault weapons" in her office for use as props in legislative hearings for a number of years and even loaned them out to other anti-gun legislators to use for dramatic photos and general waving-about on the gallery floors. Her staff drove around with these arms too, and nothing was ever done about this. Not ever. But I guess in DC, if you claim to hate guns and advocate taking them away from everyone else, you can own and carry as many of whatever type that you want.

Bubblehead Les. said...


Anyway, I seem to recall Former Sen. James Webb of Va. getting caught carrying a Concealed Pistol while heading into the Senate part of the Capitol one day. Although he has his Va. CHP, the Capitol Police told him he wasn't allowed to have it on him, and would he please keep it at home.

Former Vietnam Combat Marine was NOT Happy as I recall.

But he also wasn't Arrested like you and I would be if we tried the same thing.

Must be nice.

Murphy's Law said...

Actually Webb's staffer got caught with that gun, and he WAS arrested. So was one of Ted Kennedy's bodyguards some years back when he got caught carrying a submachinegun into the Capitol. Kennedy went off the rails over that one, insisting that his own personal praetorian guard should be exempt.

Mark Matis said...

Nothing will change for the better until you understand that the only good pig is a dead pig.

Murphy's Law said...


That's a pretty offensive and un-American comment. If you're going to say stuff like that, please at least do the rest of us a favor and stop pretending to be on our side, ok?

~Katherine~ said...

Mark, you do realize that our esteemed host's dad is a retired cop, right?