Will NBC reporter be arrest on gun crime?
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#1 Dec 25, 2012
DC Police Investigating NBC's Gregory for Brandishing Illegal Magazine [gun control hypocrite]
breitbart.com ^| 25 Dec 2012 | Warner Todd Huston
Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has confirmed that the department is looking into allegations that NBC's David Gregory violated D.C.'s gun banning laws during a recent taping of Meet the Press.
In a discussion about gun control, host David Gregory brandished a 30-round magazine purportedly for an AR-15 or similar "assault rifle." The discussion took place on December 23, during the broadcast of NBC's Sunday morning political talk show.
Washington D.C.’s gun laws, however, state that even possessing such a device is a violation. Meet the Press is filmed at NBC's D.C. studios.
The law in question is titled: DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01, and reads (my bold):
"(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. The term large capacity ammunition feeding device shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with,.22 caliber rimfire ammunition."
Breitbart contacted the office of the police chief and asked if there were any plans to look into this apparent violation of the District's gun laws. In response, Chief Lanier replied, "Yes, we are investigating the incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real."
We will continue to watch this developing story.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
#3 Dec 25, 2012
The constitutional rights of the Press supersede any contravening local, state and federal laws.
#4 Dec 25, 2012
Gregory on MTP: Likely Broke DC Law, Hypocritically Mocked NRA's Armed Guards Proposal
Newsbusters ^| December 23, 2012 | Tom Blumer
Two blog posts today should shred the credibility of Meet the Press's David Gregory in making arguments for gun control and against appropriate armed staff or security personnel at schools -- or they would, if journalists had the least bit of interest in exposing lawbreaking and hyprocritical behavior by their professional colleagues.
During the show, as reported at the Patriot Perspective, relaying a point first brought out by a member of the AR15.com forum site, Gregory "decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine" in direct violation of the District of Columbia "DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines" statute. Given the Supreme Court's Heller ruling affirming that the right to keep and bear arms (and ammo) is an individual right, that law may not be enforceable, but it would also be interesting to know if Gregory's possession of an AR-15 magazine or his showing it on the air violated any of NBC's corporate policies. Additionally, the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper pointed to Gregory's hypocrisy in mocking the NRA's Wayne LaPierre over his organization's advocacy of having armed guards in schools (internal link is in original; bolds are mine):
Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School
David Gregory mocked the NRA's Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.
... But when it comes to Gregory's own kids, however, they are secured every school day by armed guards.
The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.
According to a scan of the school's online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.
Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.
Clearly, the Secret Service is armed. Proving that any of the school's own security guards are armed would be a more difficult proposition, but it's a fact, based on employment notices for supervisory and regular security positions, that the school requires "a current SPO (Special Police Officer) license," a credential which appears to be something that isn't routinely handed out to just anyone.
It would appear that in David Gregory's world, elitists like him can rest easying knowing that they have armed people defending their schoolchildren. But the little people? Well, that's something they just can't be allowed to have.
#5 Dec 25, 2012
Washington D.C. police investigating whether NBC moderator [David Gregory] violated law
CNN ^| December 25, 2012 | Larry Lazo
Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether NBC’s David Gregory violated D.C. gun laws when he displayed what he described as a 30 round magazine as part of an interview during Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
“So here’s a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. Now isn’t it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said well, you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn’t it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?” show moderator Gregory asked Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
Possessing a large capacity ammunition device, such as a magazine, is illegal in the District of Columbia if the device holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The code also specifies the large devices are illegal regardless of whether or not they're attached to a firearm. Gregory showed the magazine Sunday without a firearm attached.
NBC’s studios, from which “Meet the Press” is broadcast, are located within city limits. The network did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment.
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, gun control advocates have been pushing for a limit on high capacity magazines. Such a restriction is one of the items President Barack Obama mentioned last week when he announced an administration effort to curb violence.
“I don’t believe that’s going to make one difference,” LaPierre told Gregory during the show.
Several conservative commentators first raised the issue of whether Gregory had broken D.C. law by using the magazine.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
#6 Dec 25, 2012
Since no one knows the caliber of the rounds that Gregory would have put into the Magazines the fact he had them doesn't' make them Illegal on their face. If he intended to load them with .458 Socom the magazines would have only held 9 rounds. Thats the problem with trying to classify a AR-15 and other rifles and others that are lumped into something called a " Assult Rifle " They are not all the same. AR-15's are made in many calibers and the Magazines hold differing amount of rounds.
#7 Dec 25, 2012
any common jo would already be locked up all in who u r and who u know
Since: Feb 07
#8 Dec 26, 2012
So that is what a high capacity weapons clip looks like. I've never seen one at the flea market, that means David and CNN were doing a public service.
MSM conversation change, delivered.
#9 Dec 26, 2012
Thats the problem, they may or they may not look like that. It could have a plug in it , limiting the amount of rounds it would hold. A regular .223 in a 30 Round Magazine is double stacked with a offset in the stack. There is NO law saying what a magazine has to look like, thats why a " Assault Rifle " is a specific thing, it's not something you can see and know what it is.
What is This ??
It is a legal post ban AR-15 made during the last ban 1994-2004, looks the same.
#10 Dec 26, 2012
For what?Idiot you are a bigger hyporcrite than nra.It is clear gun lovers hated the show,sour grapes,much ado about nothing,you all sure are pricks.
#11 Dec 26, 2012
he was using it as an example during the conf. to show what is assault or non assault.
#12 Dec 26, 2012
Police: NBC asked for high-capacity clip (The David Gregory plot thickens...)
Washington Post ^| 12/26/12 | Peter Hermann and Martin Weil
NBC News asked D.C. police for a high-capacity ammunition clip to use as a prop on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” show, a request District authorities said Wednesday they denied.
But host David Gregory appears to have obtained one anyway — and then displayed it on national television. Now D.C. police say they’re investigating whether the District’s gun laws were violated in the incident.
It’s not clear where the prop used during the show was obtained, or who obtained it.
Any request to use a magazine would have been turned down as a matter of course, the official saids, because it would have implicated police in an illegal act.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Since: Feb 07
#13 Dec 26, 2012
The other CNN news reader left a traffic accident before the police report was made.
The CNN has unusual company rules.
Especially for a news gathering organization.
#14 Dec 28, 2012
Gun Control Debate Exposed The Media’s Bias, David Gregory Exposed Their Hypocrisy
Mediaite ^| 12/27/12 | Noah Rothman
The media’s argument in favor of treating Gregory differently from any other citizen who does not anchor a popular Sunday news broadcast is, essentially,“come on! Really?”
Yes, really. The media’s defense of Gregory is entirely personal – he is a member of the media simply doing what the media does. Even if this law is applicable to Gregory (a fact which the media seems prepared to debate), this particular infraction should not result in any penalties. At no point has any member of the media asked if Washington D.C.’s law, which is aimed at reducing the glamour of these extended magazines, is absurd. If Gregory was an anonymous reporter producing this clip during a local news broadcast, or even in private, the media’s response to his infraction would probably have been much different. In fact, as a reader of POLITICO’s Dylan Byers points out, there is historical evidence that suggests it was different not long ago.
While interviewing Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) in his office, journalist Jack Anderson revealed a handgun from his pocket. His intention was to demonstrate security lapses in Washington. Capitol Hill police did not take the incident lightly. Neither did Anderson’s colleagues.
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#15 Dec 30, 2012
Hopefully one of those obama voters in DC will shot him since they now know he is without a gun and can easyly be rob
#16 Dec 30, 2012
MILLER: David Gregory’s legal jeopardy (under investigation yet got into the White House?)
Washington Times ^| 12/29/12 | Emily Miller
President Obama wants more gun-control laws, but perhaps he should care more about enforcing the ones already on the books.
He granted an exclusive interview to NBC’s David Gregory on Saturday, even though the “Meet the Press” anchor is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for possession of an unregistered “high capacity” magazine in the District. It is also unclear how Mr. Gregory passed the Secret Service background check to enter the White House while under criminal investigation.
Chief Lanier is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If she does not charge Mr. Gregory with the felony, she sends a message to the crime-ridden city that the laws don’t apply to the rich and powerful. However, if she books him on breaking the city’s onerous firearms law, it will further illuminate how ridiculous the laws are for law-abiding people to follow.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
#17 Dec 31, 2012
David Gregory (media elite) vs Adam Meckler (Army vet) Gun Criminals
Gun Watch ^| 31 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
In December of 2012, David Gregory: deliberately violated D.C. gun law for financial and political gain.
n September of 2011, Adam Meckler: inadvertently violated D.C. Gun law.
David Gregory possessed a 30 round magazine, categorically prohibited under D.C. Law.
Adam Meckler possessed a few 9mm cartridges, without the proper D.C. permit.
David Gregory has not been charged, arrested, or taken to jail.
Adam Meckler was arrested, handcuffed, taken to jail, eventually was released and plead a plea bargain that included a fine, probation, and being registered on the D.C. gun offender list.
David Gregory has been lauded by his peers, defended on numerous media sites, and been invited for an exclusive interview with President Obama.
Adam Meckler took an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
David Gregory does not appear to have taken such an oath.
Adam Meckler is a combat veteran.
David Gregory is a member of the ruling elite. His children go to school with President Obama’s children, where they enjoy the security of armed guards.
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