David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gun Laws, Too?

Posted: December 23, 2012 by ShortTimer in Crime, Guns, Media

Meet the Press’s studios are located in Washington DC.  This morning on “Meet the Press”, David Gregory decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine.

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From DC’s gun laws:

DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01

(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..”

From Westlaw’s listing of DC’s gun laws:

District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition Currentness
Division I. Government of District.
Title 7. Human Health Care and Safety.
Subtitle J. Public Safety.
Chapter 25. Firearms Control.
Full text of all sections at this level Unit A. Firearms Control Regulations.
Full text of all sections at this level Subchapter VI. Possession of Ammunition.
Current selection§ 7-2506.01. Persons permitted to possess ammunition.

(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.

Penalties:

It is also illegal to possess, sell or transfer any “large capacity ammunition feeding device.”  A person guilty of this charge can be sentenced to a maximum fine of $1000 and/or up to a year imprisonment.  D.C. Criminal Code 7-2506.01.

And from the DC Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog:

3. Unlawful Possession of Ammunition – As I mentioned above, in the District of Columbia, unless you are a licensed firearms dealer, you can only possess ammunition for the type of firearm that you are lawfully registered to own. Possession of unlawful ammunition is a crime and can result in a fine of $1,000 and a year in prison. It is also illegal to own what is considered a “large capacity ammunition feeding device,” which 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.

I chose to highlight these three major gun laws because they are the ones most likely to catch someone off guard that has no idea they are in violation of the Washington, DC gun laws.

H/T OODA_Loop.

Update: Greetings to readers from Drudge, The Blaze, Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, Inquisitr, Legal Insurrection, FB, and the wider internet.

Update 2: Because of the few 2+2=5 comments that refuse to believe their eyes, David Gregory says at the 9:46 mark at the video provided here:

“Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets.”

Legal Insurrection hasn’t gotten an answer back from NBC on their violation of DC law as of this update.   It sure is inconvenient for NBC that David Gregory not only stated it was “a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets”, but that subject matter expert NRA CEO and executive VP Wayne LaPierre was two feet away to witness it in person.

Update 3: There’s now a White House petition to press charges against David Gregory.  The DC police might want to actually look into this rather than just brush it off, too.  If NBC’s smuggled in an illegal magazine, who knows what else they have in their studios?  If NBC has a weapon to go with that magazine in their studio in DC and somebody walks off with it and it’s involved in a crime, the DC police are going to have a hard time saying they couldn’t do anything to prevent it and keep their “Gun Free Zone” safe.  NBC would have an even harder time.  Imagine the lawsuits.

Update 4-5: CNN’s Don Lemon said something last night (12/22/12) about buying an AR15 rifle for himself in Colorado and then complained about how it took longer at the DMV to get his license than it did to buy the gun.  It looks like he may well have broken Colorado gun laws by buying that gun.

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Transcript from CNN:

LEMON: OK. And I told you last week that I have an ar-15. And the reason I have an ar-15 is during the Colorado theater shooting, I told you as well. I want to know what I’m talking about when it comes to how, you know — what this person did, if he went in, how long it took him to get a gun, and ar-15.

I went gun store until Aurora, Colorado. It took me longer to get the identification that I need to buy that gun than did for me to buy the gun, and the ammunition. It took me 20 minutes. And that’s what — that was over nervous chatter what do I do? I don’t know anything about this.

He’ll probably find a lot folks in agreement with that very last statement, especially since it looks like he may have illegally bought a gun by violating the Colorado gun laws listed below (and by extension, also federal laws).

If he still lives in Atlanta, Georgia where his bio says he’s based, then he violated Colorado gun laws.  Those who may buy long guns are listed in statute as such:

12-27-101. Legislative declaration – nonresident.
(1) It is declared by the general assembly that it is lawful for a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or a licensed collector (licensed under the federal “Gun Control Act of 1968″) whose place of business is in this state to
sell or deliver a rifle or shotgun to a resident of a state contiguous to this state, subject to the following restrictions and requirements:

12-27-103. Definitions. As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) “A state contiguous to this state” means any state having a common border with this state.

The ATF generally treats “contiguous states” as the lower 48, unless defined otherwise by the individual state, like Colorado specifically does by saying “common border”.  In this case rather than limit just where Coloradans can buy (as per the ATF example), the state statute limits which residents of other states can or cannot buy long guns in Colorado.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s chart simplifies the law and cites Colorado long gun purchase laws as such:

COLORADO
Residents: May purchase long-guns only in Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming 3,4

Nonresidents:  May purchase long-guns in this state only if they are a resident
of Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah
or Wyoming5,6

Even if he’d just moved to Colorado, Colorado.gov says you have to reside in the state for 90 days to have residency (unless you own or operate a business or are employed in Colorado, which probably doesn’t apply if you live and work in Georgia).  So he may be violating the law by buying a gun when he’s ineligible, even if he just moved to Colorado and got a driver’s license.

Goes to show once again that we have plenty of gun laws.  We just need to start enforcing them against criminals, rather than going after law abiding citizens with more laws that criminals and madmen certainly will never follow and will never be effected by.  There may now be two very public examples that could be used to show why you shouldn’t violate gun laws.

H/T jrzy.

Update 6: Greetings to readers from the UK via The Daily Mail.

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    • J. Alfred says:

      Fantastic post, and blog. What this whole things says to me is that bans on illegal magazines must not be effective if a TV anchor can get his hands one one so quickly. Baffling how the left will continue to push for more and tougher bans when one of their own proved them useless on national TV.

      James

      • playrighter says:

        Gergory should be considered an “assault weapon” for the inquisition-like attack he launched on LaPierre on Meet the Press. His semi-auto attack was so sustained that he somehow forgot the inconvenient fact that the program he was castigating LaPierre for suggesting is the very same program Bill Clinton spent tens of millions of tax dollars on (“Cops in Schools”) for which Clinton took a victory lap on the one year anniversary of Columbine. BTW, the “armed guard” at Columbine admitted he was off-site eating when the shooting started, and that he fired on the killers with a pistol from 60 yards away. That is NOT the concept presented by LaPierre.

      • joshuabardwell says:

        It’s hard to judge the effectiveness of the ban when the ban is so local. DC bans high-cap magazines, but most adjacent states do not. So a DC resident can legally purchase a high-cap magazine with only a short jaunt to a neighboring state. Transporting the magazine into DC is illegal. What the example shows is that bans are much less effective when non-ban areas are nearby and the border between the ban and non-ban area is weakly policed. But that’s hardly news.

      • ShortTimer says:

        Ah, so the ban must be inescapable. Everything must go, then when only the government has guns, of course we’ll be safe.

        200 million

    • dkl70 says:

      It would be more appropriate rather than signing a White House petition to go to the WA DC police department webpage and file a crime report. http://mpdc.dc.gov/

      • ShortTimer says:

        DC’s police may want to ask what else is sitting around the NBC studios. If NBC is that ignorant of laws they want expanded, they could have other dangerous contraband sitting around. Imagine if they smuggled a weapon in to go with that magazine…

    • cpf0001 says:

      Precisely why the “4th estate” loves democrats—they don’t have to follow the laws that the rest of us do. Scumbags.

    • doodad69 says:

      Big Media Stasi agents are part of the ruling class, so the silly laws they bully Big Government to pass doesn’t apply to them. Big Media is as important as air, so they think, so they are like the ‘Rats in their, “Laws for thee, but not for me!” attitudes. It’s why I despise them, and if I were anyone they were going after, I would verbally punch them in the taint. I didn’t see LaPierre’s reaction to this gray-haired old woman going after him, but I’m sure he didn’t give as good as he got.

    • epsigafoos says:

      David Gregory sends his kids to the Sidwell School where Obama’s two daughters attend. Along with the Secret Service Agents (who are armed) the school employ’s 11 armed guards. David Gregory is a total hypocrite. Let me know when he sends his children to D.C.’s public schools.

    • gvnpjv says:

      The David Gregory’s and Piers Morgan’s of the world make me laugh. I have lived with my “assault” weapons for years now and funny, I have yet to be assaulted by them.

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  2. Pat Murray says:

    He will cite his First Amendment right as a member of the press ( I know. That’s laughable) as he derides my Second Amendment right. He is now officially a criminal. Arrest him immediately!

    • neilends says:

      I chose this one comment to specifically highlight the sheer hypocrisy of the gun lobby. Apparently, David Gregory has earned the hatred of gun fanatics for the mortal crime of daring to ask tough questions during a national interview. Of course, we will set aside the fact that he asked those tough questions because that is specifically what the Constitution expects of him, for the betterment of society through free and open debate. Apparently, the NRA is afraid of that. It fears debate and is terrified enough of tough questions that it will call for the arrest of anyone who asks them.

      Clearly, you people could give a rat’s ass about “constitutional rights.” You could care less about them. All you care about is protecting your cute little hobby, the Constitution be damned. Thank you for showing the public at large your true face.

      • ShortTimer says:

        Freedom is not a hobby.

        David Gregory is being called out on his rank hypocrisy. He demands more laws, but he breaks the ones he demands more of.

        The Constitution enshines the Second Amendment specifically to resist tyranny. In the long run, it’s more important than the rest, because it physically preserves the rest. The beauty, as Thomas Jefferson said, was that it won’t ever be needed unless government tries to take it.

        David Gregory is using his First Amendment right to attack the Second Amendment, to demand unconstitutional restrictions on a right that is stated “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. His position is already taken by some elements of government. There are unconstitutional gun laws already on the books – like the one he is violating on tape.

        He wants to restrict your rights and mine and he violates the law in order to stand on his soapbox.

        If he wants to live under the laws he proposes, he should be arrested and he should live under them. If he suddenly realizes that he’s broken a stupid law, and that he shouldn’t want the law, then good for him. Then I’ll support him in his fight against 2A infringements and his own imprisonment.

        But he won’t. That’s why many people want to see him arrested.

        Not because he opposes the NRA, but because HE VIOLATES LAWS HE SUPPORTS.

      • neilends says:

        “Freedom” clearly is a hobby when it’s only a priority when it conveniences you. The gun lobby clearly does not care about the Constitution, as demonstrated by its irrational vindictiveness against a journalist merely for asking tough questions. This is about protecting gun revenues and a fun hobby. Not “freedom.”

      • ShortTimer says:

        He’s not asking tough questions, he’s violating a law while demanding more. He’s a rank hypocrite.

        Freedom is not a hobby.

  3. Since a $1000 fine would mean nothing to him, I hope he is prosecuted and spends a year in jail. He won’t as he’s a member of the liberal media elite. Sigh.

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  10. Kim Hall says:

    Of course the Obama administration would not allow one of their most loyal lackeys to be charged for this offense.

  11. It simply doesn’t matter that Comrade Gregory broke the law. There is now one set of laws and rules for the elites and another set for the rest of us. This is what happens when a country opens it borders and admits unassimilable immigrants by the tens of millions. It is now their country. and Americans are just figuring out they operate under a completely different value system than we do. It’s another of the wonders of diversity.

  12. Typical arrogant liberal hypocracy.

  13. Throw him in the pokey. The evidence is right here on video.

  14. David Arnold says:

    Obviously he should be arrested but we all know that he wont be.

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  16. Well, the purpose of all these gun laws is to make criminals out of the formerly law abiding. There can be no other reason, we know the laws don’t prevent criminals from harming people or prevent any crime. The numbers are simply inarguable.

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  18. He can be the first example of getting serious about gun laws; walk the talk.

  19. ROFL…

    And just to prove that gun laws don’t work, i decided to violate 3 on my way to the studio…

  20. I haven’t seen any news reports where David Gregory is being purp-walked out of the studio. I guess the law doesn’t apply to Libs.

  21. Based on this, every gun packing us Gov. employee should be charged with a crime.

  22. Bill Ryan says:

    Yes, he violated the law—period. Charges please. Enough of these “newspeople” shilling for a Cause–and in this case, shilling, while breaking the law. The law does NOT exclude; newspeople, paid shillers, or for purposes of demonstration. Federal charges please. This is nothing more than the Mainstream Media using any excuse to pursue an agenda…

  23. By law he must be arrested and fully prosecuted, son of a b!tch trying to get rid of ours and he can’t even follow a law he is prescribing for everyone else. F’ing SOB.

  24. Why isn’t David Gregory in Jail?

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  26. Jack Kennedy says:

    its ok ……….. he’s obamabot….

    move along ………nothing to see here

  27. Katy Butler says:

    Silly, you heard Wayne. Gun laws don’t apply to the elite and well connected.

  28. It figures. I am sure David has never held a gun in his hand.

  29. Is it me or does anyone else think he looks like a character in planet of the apes?

  30. tangledthorns says:

    If this was a regular citizen they’d be in jail by now. DC’s double standards are unreal!

  31. Media hypocrites. And ignorant, to boot.

  32. Arrest the commie rat bastard with bad hair.

  33. Mike Niccum says:

    Obama administration will see he is not charged. He is one of them.

  34. williamjohnson007 says:

    PLEASE we need for him to be arrested, to show just how ridiculous these laws are! FELON GREGORY! I love it!

  35. Yeah but it’s ok, he’s a member of the Government Class; the law doesn’t apply to him.

    -Ken

  36. If David Gregory is going to be allowed to possess banned items for educational, demonstration or instructional purposes, this could open the door to anyone creating Youtube instructional videos as well, this might get interesting.

  37. You mean people can still get 30 round mags even when the government bans them???

  38. He’s not a Veteran so nothing will happen to him.

  39. I say charge him. The douchebag. His argument is bullshit. So in other words to liberals it would be morally ok to kill someone with lets say a 6 shooter… Moron.

  40. Look, we all know that because of Gregory’s politics and employer, anything that could or should be done, won’t.

  41. Bob Harris says:

    Obviously this media elite did this to illustrate a point silly people. He is much smarter than you. It is clearly obvious he did this to illustrate the sheer horror of this death device and the absolute need to ban them immediately

    Sarcasm on display, for those who may not understand.

    Brownells has sold 3.5 years of rifle magazines in 72 hours. Magpul has received orders for 1 million of their PMAG M3 since Friday a week ago. A gun shop in Charlotte NC does one million dollars in business in a single day.

    The largest civilian rearmament in history continues unabated.

    People are not buying all this hardware just to spend money. The recipe for an instant civil war is right before our eyes. The ruling elites and their sockpuppet media, as shown by this NBC clown are very likely to make it happen.

    The governor of New York talks seriously about confiscation of these weapons as though it will magically happen at his command. Finestein speaks of a Federal buy back program, never mind there are 300 million guns in the United States. Just assuming everyone would turn in their weapons without a hard fight, just where would the billions required come from? The reality is a storm of lead will meet anyone foolish enough to attempt such a foolish action.

    But don’t think for a moment Obama won’t try it. Lincoln had his civil war, and unless there is a miracle, Obama will have his.

  42. Jay Maracic says:

    All animals are equal. But some are more equal than others.

  43. George Payne says:

    Reported him to the DC police. Lets see if they really enforce their laws.

  44. Gregory is a tool of the liberal media machine now. That means the crooks in charge of so called law enforcement wouldn’t dare touch him.

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  46. Dave P Nemec says:

    So did he get arrested?

  47. Joanne Lara says:

    David Gregory thinks he is above the law, because he is an Obama kiss a**

  48. Guy Caley says:

    Make an example of him and throw him in jail for a year so all the gun grabbers can see how gun regulations bring about justice.

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  50. So have the DC Police showed up to arrest him or are they really serious about maintaining strict gun laws. Goes to show the double standards that Libs have and what they are willing to do to promote their agends. The least the police can do is confiscate the magazine.

  51. Dyrewulf says:

    The anti-gun groups never, ever get called on this, California, Chicago, etc. all of those places have had anti-gun rallys that violate the law and nothing is done about it.

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  53. He’s just proving that many gun laws do nothing…it didn’t stop him from possessing it now did it…

  54. He should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That means the NBC offices in DC need to be the subject of a search warant to seize the tapes of the show and any other evidence of a crime. More than one upstanding Ameican has run afoul of of this Nazi style gun control law, what makes this progressive worm deserving of different treatment. This is further evidence of the breakdown of the rule of law, and the fallacy of equal treatment under the law. Further someone at NBC and I doubt it was Gregory, transported the offending piece of metal into the Distict they to need to be found and punished along with eveyone on the set that failed to report the violation they are all complicit as acessecories to the crime, and at the very least need to be arrested and investigated just like anyone else who happened to be in one of the the cars harrassed by the DC police would be, when passing through the hell hole while traveling to their new home, in the past few incedents.
    .

  55. Typical liberal write stupid laws then break them to show what can be done.

  56. David Nitshe says:

    Looks like the Preacher got caught with the Organist! Praise the Lord and pass the ammo!

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  58. OK that was a VERY CLEAR VIOLATION of DC Law on national TV. DC MPD should arrest him ASAP!

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  60. Doug Kennedy says:

    He’s a liberal, no chrages will be filed.

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  62. If you check with Eric Holder, Obama’s racist AG, you’ll find out that American laws do not apply to liberals. So Gregory is in the clear on this one, but no non-liberal should attempt the same action. We are no longer a nation of laws. We are a nation of liberals. And yes, if you’re brain dead, you should blame Bush. Sure. Why not?

  63. Giao Nguyen says:

    Reblogged this on Bloodied Knuckles and commented:
    And who are the commercial sponsors of this felony act?

  64. He is a liberal, therefore no law that he does not care to obide by need be applied. When we will learn that these people are all above the law. Laws are only for the peons not for the Brie and whine crowd.

  65. Bob Coco says:

    If he wants to get rid of that evidence quick, I’ll take it. They are legal in my state.

  66. Bob Dee says:

    Well, will this fool be arrested, charged, and fined? Laws are for everyone, correct?

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  68. skyking1000 says:

    Normally I would have a comment pertaining to the article, although this clearly speaks for itself…Those who advocate stricter gun laws still violate gun laws…Look how menacing that high-cap mag is! Ha…

  69. He is a Demorcat, nothing will happen to him. Can you imagine the uproar if it had been his guest!!!

  70. renrah says:

    Guaranteed nothing will come of it

  71. “A person guilty of this charge can be sentenced to a maximum fine of $1000 and/or up to a year imprisonment. D.C. Criminal Code 7-2506.01.”

    Wonder who Gregory’s cellmate will be?

  72. Joe Waldron says:

    “Journalists” always get a pass on violating gun laws. Just like Mayor Bloomberg sending his flunkies out to conduct sting operations in violation of federal law. No legal consequences.

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  74. There is no question he violated the law and should be held accountable as would any other. Ignorance of the law is NO excuse as we know. His little show-n-tell in his attack on the 2nd Amend. is certainly not acceptable. A fine and 30 days would set an example to others. Wash. DC takes their severly restrictive gun laws very seriously which is why gun crimes there are so rare. Davie could use the experience for a book or something, maybe even find a new “friend” or even a life partner.

  75. It seems that intent is not an element of the crime. Ignorance of the law is not a defense. Yet, I will not hold my breath waitin gfor this liberal hypocrite to be prosecuted even though the video evidence makes it a no-brainer.

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  77. Yes, David Gregory broke the laws of Washington DC and should be arrested immediately.

  78. Walt Creasy says:

    Do facts matter at all in this debate? If I thought gun control worked I would probably su[pport confiscation, but the truth is gun contro is an abject fail;ure. First, gun violence in the US is at an all time low, so the rationale for confiscating or limiting gun ownership is faulty. Second, we have had terrible massacres while the last “assault weapon ” ban was in place. Third, CT has some of the strictest gun laws in the US and they did nothing to stop the Newtown massacre. Fourth, is a killing via poison, fire or knife any less horrible than by a gun? Fifth, tyrants all over the world ban guns, not to control violence but to restrict citizens ability to protest their horrors.
    Improving mental health policies will clearly help, in addition to making life better for “troubled” perople who truly need medication. And although I am not especially religeous, bringing God back will clearly help too. What clearly will not help is politicians “not letting a crisis go to waste”.

  79. It’s a good thing that magazine didn’t kill anyone. Close call!

  80. Laws of this sort only apply to ordinary people, I.E. law abiding citizens. Criminals, news people, celebrities, sports figures, and politicians are exempt from obeying these laws.

  81. gunnyginalaska says:

    Nothing will happen. Mayor Bloombutt has been violating Fed/State gun laws for decades, sending out strawman gun buyers, and the ATF and FBI has ignored it.

  82. Jim Stone says:

    Make an example of him. Put him in jail, you would if it was an NRA member!

  83. kootenaybob says:

    Reblogged this on kootenaybob and commented:
    If a liberal does it, is it still against the law?

  84. The law doesn’t apply to liberals, you fools. Don’t you know anything?

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  86. ChrisP says:

    I’m sure that, it having been recorded and seen by tens of people, that he will be prosecuted, just as I would be, were I caught violating the same statute.
    Yeah, that’s the ticket…

  87. Roger Harper says:

    How infantile and stupid this article is to even bring this up. This sort of crap is just a diversion used by the word manipulators.

  88. Are they progressives really serious about gun laws? If so he must be arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated. If they don’t then they are only serious about punishing people not like them but like all the rest of us.

  89. Mark Fesco says:

    Let David Gregory feel the full weight of that ridiculous law and see if his opinion changes.

  90. jasonn13 says:

    David Gregory was probably sloshed when he did that. He has a history, ya know.

  91. Jim Williams says:

    With this public incident as probable cause, shouldn’t they send a few SWAT teams out to his house to see whether there is a military-style “assault weapon” to go along with the magazine?

  92. To paraphrase Orwell, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

  93. We really need to come together as a nation and decide how to deal effectively with the media and their run-amok abuse of the 1st Amendment.

  94. Jim Cox says:

    But he’s a “journalist”. Facts and the law don’t enter into his world. A real shame!

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  97. Steve Flores says:

    … It will be interesting to follow this development. On one hand, America knows how the main-stream-media loves to sensationalize and dramatize gun-violence and chastise gun-ownership, yet blatantly violate the very laws they try promoting further. We are watching

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  99. First, he should pay from his salary (not from company re-imbursement) the $1000 AND serve one year in jail. First time offender should not apply here. HE IS SO WELL INFORMED about GUN CONTROL that he doesn’t even know the local ordinances of where he lives and works concerning gun control. Instead of applying HIS own agenda on a world-wide broadcast, he should apply the legal agenda to the world.AND do so legally.

    This could not happen to a finer fellow.

  100. David Gregory used Props! all TV news use Props. This is a cover up story to hide what the NRA did with $4,025,000 in Central America follow the money http://ipgw.us/78298/

  101. He has every right to have an ammo clip. He’s a major pundit for the democrat Culture of Death party.

  102. John McDonn says:

    He is one evil guy. He scares the hell out of me. Just look at him! The huge upper lip, the weird nazi style hair do. . . . the intense hatred he has towards anyone who does not think like him. The arrogance and smugness. . . he is toxic! Any time I see him on TV, I change it immediately.

  103. So arrest him already. The media always breaks gun laws in this manner, brandishing guns around on camera in cities which bar possession.

    Arrest him. Give this anti-gunner a taste of the medicine he’s trying to shove down Americans’ throats.

    Perhaps he should tell his network to get rid of its armed guard, while he’s gassing off.

  104. [...] 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 [...]

  105. mycosyco says:

    Haul him in!

  106. [...] 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 [...]

  107. [...] David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV « The Patriot Perspective. [...]

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  109. Absolutely nothing will ever happen to a liberal hack like David Gregory. Wake up to a new, a real different USA. The way I see, we are at a point of no return.

  110. Giao Nguyen says:

    The $1000 fine won’t matter. The felony record most certainly will.

  111. [...] breaking the law by waving around a gun magazine on the air, David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on Meet The Press Sunday for suggesting armed [...]

  112. Glen Turner says:

    The statute probably defines “possess.” If it’s not defined in a statute, then by normal legal definitions, simply holding something, which is what Gregory did, is not possessing it. Legal “possession” is not like “possessing” a catch before you go out of bounds. Possession under the law implies at least a type of ownership.

    Black’s Law Dictionary Online definition of possession [http://thelawdictionary.org/possession/]:

    “The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of any- thing which may be the subject of property, for one’s use and enjoyment, either as owner or as the proprietor of a qualified right in it, and either held personally or by another who exercises it in one’s place and name. That condition of facts under which one can exercise his power over a corporeal thing at his pleasure to the exclusion of all other persons.”

    The Legal Dictionary online definition of possession [http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/possession]:

    “Possession” is “[t]he ownership, control, or occupancy of a thing, most frequently land or Personal Property, by a person.”

  113. [...] head to unwittingly undercut his own argument on national television. Better put Biden on it. The penalty on the books is a maximum of a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail. Gregory should be more [...]

  114. Dale McCan says:

    I rarely watch Meet the Obamaton. Looks like it might have been worth it to see the blatant hypocrite in action.

  115. Liberals (such as David Gregory) have never been known for having alot of Brains. What I’m waiting to see is if Federal Law Enforcement Officials are going to enforce the Law now that David Gregory has clearly violated it!!!! If Federal Law Enforcement DOESN’T enforce the Law that is supposed to prohibit this kind of Stunt on “Meet The Press,” then the Law that’s cited is meaningless. Not to mention that it’s A JOKE!!!!

  116. This is why you need a gun ,Gregory mentally unstable has a 30 round clip in his hands so the gun could be close by ,not even a cop has show up to arrest him for this illegal act So people should have equal fire power to protect them self and their family from people who don’t OBEY THE LAWS and have 30 round clips ,

  117. Jim Flack says:

    I’m not fan of Gregory, but nothing will happen to him. No one will enforce anything. In fact, he’ll just say it was an empty clip or not even a real one. I’m surprised he didn’t pull out an assault weapon to make his point, but this won’t go anywhere and will not be noticed by anyone besides Drudge, et al.

  118. Obviously this scofflaw needs to be sent to the deepest dungeon that DC has to offer. How dare he, the violent SOB.

  119. Buddy Mef says:

    i feel that if he can get away wit breaking the laws on television an not have anything done about it that every sinlge law enforcer or enforcment agency or anyone of nationiol security or inforcement that does nothing about it should proly all be charged with assecory as well since after all if they seen it an did nothin about it or said nothing about it then there actualy guilty of bein an assecory an possibly an accompliss an there for they should all be tried an convicted of there crimes as welll regaurdless of weather or not he was tryin to prove a point they took a sworn oath to protect an serve the people of this country an to up hold the law toits fullest extent did they not so there for i do beleive it shouldnt be rocet sceince all one needs to do is call the police an tell them heneedsto be arrested at once cause there is clearly liable evedeince to see it he knew he was on camera an did it anyway an had no problem withit they use there dash cams to convict people everyday there for it is evedeince an if they do nothin then someone should go gget there permit to make a citizens arrest an go down there an start lining up every single officer that does nothing an have them jailed an have there badges removed an then proceed to go an arrest him as well an then continue on down the line until you find someone thats willing to take there oaths sereously i live here in oklahoma city an it seems to be an everyday accurance anymore were the oklahoma county sheriffs have gunned down another criminal that tried to run they they thought was reachin for a weapon an then find nothining at all around the suspect that was shot that could even be used to defend themselfs an it seems that the rest of the buero of investigation always seems to find the officer wasnt out of line explain to me how a unarmed man at a dead run from a cop could be reaching for a weopon while hes tryin to run gets shot in the back an the officer was following protocall if he had a weapon he wouldnt of been running i wouldnt think thats just my personal oponion but due to the fact that i already have a criminal backgroung anyway my thoughts an opinions realy dont matter cuz once a criminal always a criminal in the laws eyes even though the crimes that i commeted were mistermeanor crimes an had nothin to do with violence or anything that would inflict any kind of risks to anyone other than myself in my own home alone an minding my own oh an lets not forget thats exactly what caused me to get the charges it was my home an i allowed someone to come to my home that left something behind i knew nothing of an it was discovered as my door was kicked in for a warrant for the people that lived across the street from me they was miss informed my lesson tell your freinds to leave there medicines at there house even if they cant live mre than four hours with out them cuz if they leave them at your place an leave an your doors kiked in by accident guess what you become a criminal to an there for your opiion no longer counts cuz your the bad guy after that an you dont qualifiy to be able to get all the perks of guns an permits to make citizens arrests anymore so if you are still able to speak up please do so for those of us that arent allowed to anymore an ya once a criminal always a criminal it willl be a cold day in hell wen they come to my home an try an take my guns out of my dead hands cuz i will give them to them at there requests bullets first an ill take as many of them out with me as i can before i give up my guns this country was after all founded upon by criminals an out laws an rebels why because thats why we came here to be free to do an live life as we please with out the risks of bein punished or pressed under a governments thumb i was born american ill die american as ill stand my ground wen it comes to what goes on at my home an on my land an anyone that feels there big enough to come an take it are more than welcome to come an try it but this is oklahoma an we do support guns an we do have the make my day law here an everything all the other states are tryin to do away with we will promote weather they like it or not so thats all i have to say about it an yall can keep sittin around talkin about it an doin nothin about it or yall can stop talkin an start actin on doin somrthin about it as for me until my opinion realy mattters an is takin into sereous considerrrration ill be sittin on my front porch waitin an watchin with my gun beside me as i cant go do nothin about it an hav to depend on the few like you to push the issue into play but you get the ball rollin an ill for sure be there to back you with anything you need anyway i can thats the best i can do cuz i cant do anything from behind bars but as long im not already restraind i can help with just about anythng thanks to all the freinds an 6 months training i got at the oklahoma countty (how to be a successful criminal training camp) detention centor they sure did help me figure out were my place was in society an they wonder why the countrys gone to shit

  120. 4afinewhine says:

    The government DHS ( Dept. of Homeland Security ) has purchased nearly a trillion rounds of hollow point bullets – one does not use hollow points for training. The elites want to disarm the law abiding American Patriots to make the take over of the USA to usher in a one world government and the International bankers want a global single currency. Obamas job is to crash the economy – collapse the USA dollar so the problem can be reacted to with their solution. I figure there are a lot of people that see whats really going down here – and this explains why Americans are stocking up on guns and ammo. The FEMA re-education camps are waiting and ready. They will be rounding up the Veterans and gun owners first, along with anyone who poses as a threat.

  121. [...] penalty on the books is a maximum of a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail. Gregory should be more [...]

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  123. [...] blog The Patriot Perspective pointed out, Gregory’s demonstration may itself have been a violation of existing D.C. gun law, where [...]

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  125. As to the taking less time to buy the gun then to get your license at the DMV,

    Just shows how inefficient the Goverment run operation is to the Private Sector.

    Maybe we should privatize the DMV and then we would not have to spend so much time waiting for a Driver License. Just a thought from another perspective!!

  126. Marc Yeskel says:

    they’ll never prosecute!!!

  127. [...] Source: thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com – Sunday, December 23, 2012 CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gun Laws, Too? « The Patriot Perspective Gregory on MTP: Likely Broke DC Law, Hypocritically Mocked NRA’s Armed Guards Proposal [...]

  128. [...] 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 [...]

  129. Since they are so hot for gun laws to be enforced arrest and prosecute them. I contacted the DC Metro police with a link to the story, the video is evidence enough of the crime, all who agree should urge his prosecution too. Give these talking heads so eager to attack our rights a taste of what they are asking for.

    mpd@dc.gov

  130. Lets see if holder will arrest him and charge him with a crime. I bet he will not but that is holder he only goes after the right the left can do what ever they want.

    I just found out about a law that was passed a long time ago called the Dick Act of 1902 that is an interesting law everyone should read.

  131. Of course, you all are ranting as if you KNOW the facts, but you don’t. For all you know, it was an empty metal case, incapable of holding any rounds. It might have been real, it might not. But again, you have NO IDEA. As is so often the case, you open your pie hole before the brain is fully engaged, your bloodlust against the perceived “liberal media” all consuming. I’m not sure where the blood is rushing (actually I do have a good idea), but it’s not to your brain.

    How about putting some “common” into “common sense” and ask yourself if there’s any alternative to your postion before you go off on your rant. How about actually THINKING something through rather than just believing what you’re told by your conservative talking-point overlords. You conservatives have some very meaningful things to say, but your message is lost in the volume (both number and sound level) of your tirades. It grows tiresome and quite frankly, it takes too much energy sifting through your hate-filled speech to ferret out the meaningful points you’re trying to make.

    More is accomplished through dialogue, but I’m sure this post will be met with ad hominem attacks, calling me a “libtard” or other such derogative terms. I’m actually not liberal, but since I call into question the way in which you deliver your message… there will be some who feel as though they must attack me as such.

    Time to dismiss the invective and quit being lemmings to the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh and other’s who try to get you to do THEIR bidding. Quit giving them so much control over your life and thoughts. Think it out yourself and find some meaningful way to have a dialogue with others, whether they agree with your point of view or not. I apologize in advance if I offend – but if you feel offended by this, you’re probably exactly who it’s directed at.

    • ShortTimer says:

      David Gregory said it was a 30 round magazine. Subject matter expert Wayne LaPierre was sitting across the table.

      If you know anything about the AR market, it’s a lot harder to find a fake magazine than a real one (even with the massive buying of the last week or so), and even a prop magazine that just used the magazine body (“empty metal case” as you say) would still fall under the section of DC law that says “can be converted”.

      Sorry, David Gregory broke the law.

      Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, David Gregory says “it’s a duck”, then he holds up a chicken and says “this is a chicken”, then holds up the duck again and angrily says “this is a duck, we should outlaw ducks”, and there’s a subject matter expert on ducks two feet away… It’s a duck.

  132. After Meet the Press, a CNN commentator said that news hosts were going too far into advocacy and activism and attempted political agenda promotion and name-calling. He did not charge that David Gregory’s adamant and animated use of an actual gun clip with LaPierre was an instance of this going too far; he certainly suggested the interview as a whole was going too far. He certainly agreed that the use of words like “Nut” and “Whacky” by two New York newspapers was beyond the role of journalism in its useless ad hominem approach.

    Note that what some news hosts and reporters immediately called absurd–armed guards in schools–is not only what President Clinton brought forth, but was praised as a good approach by the Hispanic Democratic mayor of Los Angeles when he stated immediately after the original LaPierre interview that such armed guards are part of the Los Angeles approach. Nor did hosts give the actual figures on the substantial number of schools in the nation that now have such armed guards.

    Recalling that general reprimand on CNN for violation of journalistic ethics by advocacy and activism, recall how Howard Kurtz attacked Andrea Mitchell for her crossing that line regarding her attacks on Kamen, a campaign in which she was successful and then used similar terms and tactics, along with other MSNBC personnel, to attack the US bishops for not wanting to be forced to pay for sterilizations, contraception, and abortion-inducing pills.

    Not surprisingly, Andrea is very strident on gun control on the Christmas Eve Morning Show. She is not bound by traditional journalistic ethics; in other words, she continues to act immorally by being an activist.

    Recall how MSNBC once gave in to Tom Brokaw and removed Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews from covering the 2008 Republican convention; but this year, such slanted commentators were the main people on MSNBC to cover the conventions and the election.

    At least Chuck Todd attacked President Obama on Sunday on the grounds that he is making a terrible mistake in not working for a big agreement on the matter of the fiscal cliff.

  133. Cartridges, not “bullets”, and ….looks like a 20 or 25 rounder, not a 30.

  134. [...] The Press Host Breaks DC high cap magazine ban on national television http://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/david-gregory-violates-dc-gun-law-on-national-… Couldn't stop laughing – guess it's ok for liberal media to break a gun law when it's in the [...]

  135. to paraphrase Leona Helmsley, “Gun laws are for the little people”, not for the Liberal masters in Washington and their lackies in the media….

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  137. [...] the show, Gregory waved around a 30-round magazine for what he claimed is an AR-15 rifle. But since Meet the Press is taped in [...]

  138. Gene Evensen says:

    Lock up both their a**s now

  139. [...] David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits… This is the point IMO of all of this. We can have laws all day long…. write them up .. fill libraries with reams of paper … and if they are not enforced what is the point. Now i am sure Mr Gregory had no clue this was a violation of current DC laws… but he violated it … nothing will happen for he is a good guy media obamabot….. BUT the facts remains the same … only law abiding citizens will follow laws.. Criminals will not… and most of the laws will not be enforced… "Living is cheating if you are not pulling oars, but the current is leaving ill get mine and you will get yours" Soundgarden Please help the loved one of a member of our site's staff for the last decade, who is in desperate need to some care and financial support in his hour of need. Thank you. Reply With Quote [...]

  140. [...] reports at The Patriot Perspective, yesterday during NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ whose studios are located in [...]

  141. [...] links are: “Did David Gregory Violate DC Gun Law On National TV?” and “Mocks NRA Chief for Proposing Armed Guards; Sends Kids to High-Security [...]

  142. [...] we find that hypocrite David Gregory falls prey to these malum prohibitum laws I just wrote about below.  Who would have guessed that holding a 30-round AR-15 magazine in your [...]

  143. [...] possible violation of the law was exposed by the conservative blogosphere, which also pointed out that Gregory sends his kids to a school [...]

  144. [...] the show, Gregory waved around a 30-round magazine for what he claimed is an AR-15 rifle. But since Meet the Press is taped in [...]

  145. [...] Gun criminal David Gregory must be prosecuted without mercy.   The honest, law abiding citizens of these united States will never see justice until and unless our employees are held to precisely the same standard as they, ironically, insist on holding us. [...]

  146. Tyler Durdin says:

    It is a good thing that the Rights in the Bill of Rights are removed from any and ALL political vissitudes, cannot reached by any vote or power of Office nor any majority seeking to pass a law or amendment, just as was ruled on Proposition 8 against the Majority of the voters in CA on HomoMarrage.

    Those cases were Perry v. Schwartzenegger, Perry v. Brown, citing West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette.

    Now if we could just get the lower courts to recognize the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in regards to the Second Amenmdent as the Heller Decision has proved that the U.S. Supreme Court recognizes the Second Amendment as being within the Bill of Rights.

    Then there can be no law and no debate.

    You and your Rights, the Majoirity of One.
    Welcome to the Republic, where Individual Rights ARE the RULE OF LAW.

    • ShortTimer says:

      Heller has some sickening rulings, however. The part about “common usage” implies that just because a firearm is unpopular, or isn’t allowed to develop due to other unconstitutional regulations, then the constitutionality of a ban holds.

      It would be like banning tabby cats. Tabby population dwindles. Then there’s a federal ban on all cats a decade later. Well, when Kittens vs US goes to court, and the federal ban on all cats is overturned, it doesn’t help tabbys, since they’ve been outlawed for decades and aren’t in common ownership anymore. So somehow, it legalizes prior unconstitutional actions.

  147. perrymyk says:

    Liberals hate the law – that’s why they don’t want armed police in our schools.

    Gregory is just your rabid Liberal and should be prosecuted for violating DC gun laws.

    But that won’t ever happen……

  148. If he is not prosecuted, then we have proof that gun laws DON’T work and it will be worthless to pass new ones.

    Personally, I expect no action as we all know that the MSM are Obama’s puppets and therefore, above the law.

    All Animals are created Equal.
    Some Animals are MORE Equal than others.

  149. [...] From the same Patriot Perspective blog that broke the news about NBC’s David Gregory violating DC Gun Law, Don Lemon may have very well broke the law when he purchased his AR15. Scroll down to Update 4-5. [...]

  150. The update concerning Don Lemon is incorrect. The contiguous state law has been misinterpreted. It is a permissive law rather than a prohbitive. The ATF has sent out numerous point papers and interpretations on this. There is nothing in Colorado law that states ONLY residents of those states may purchase long guns in Colorado. Many states passed these clauses after the Gun Control Act of 1968. The passage these laws referenced has since been removed. The states that passed these laws did so in order to permit a wider range of areas to purchase weapons…NOT TO RESTRICT where weapons could be purchased. The NSSF is incorrect and as they are not a lawmaking body, their opinion holds not weight.
    reference from ATF: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/industry/tip-of-the-month-2010.html

    • ShortTimer says:

      You didn’t bother to see that the link you’re providing as a counterpoint is already up there, did you?

      Colorado specifically defines contiguous as “sharing a border”. Otherwise, yes, you would be correct.

      As is, there’s a reason I didn’t post it the same way as the Gregory piece. Lemon may have been legal, depending on his residence. But it goes to show how there is a byzantine labyrinth of gun laws that is very easy to violate – and for those who want more gun laws, they should perhaps look at how many are already there.

  151. The right to bear arms shall not be infringed.
    It seems neither of them violated the constitution as the illegal laws did.
    Which marbury v. madison if listened to by our representatives would nullify these crazy gun laws.

  152. rginarizona says:

    These talking heads of Mediastan only think they are important–arrogance seems to be their one common trait.

  153. alwanderer says:

    If OUR government takes from us the killers weapon of choice that leaves the weapons left to choose from…..there after choosing each in turn until there are none left to choose. Hey makes sense to me…

    • ShortTimer says:

      The problem is that the big killers are never lone madmen. They’re madmen who run governments.

      Folks who are screaming for gun control now aren’t looking at the long view. 10, 20, 50, 100 years down the road, we may be looking at a very different government that no longer exists by the consent of the governed.

      Consider that we’ve had to have an armed rebellion against a local dictatorship inside the US in living memory:
      The Battle of Athens

  154. [...] gregory and don lemmon violate gun laws Any chance of prosecution? Not likely…. David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits… __________________ Dyin ain't much of a [...]

  155. fanofamerica says:

    Don Lemon says, “It took me longer to get the identification that I need to buy that gun than did for me to buy the gun, and the ammunition. It took me 20 minutes.”

    All that tells me is the DMV continues to be a clusterfark of inefficiency. If he was buying any other product at any other store I’m guessing he’d be praising the quick and efficient customer service he received instead of complaining about it.

  156. I find it amazing that after 911 and OK City, every State, Local and Federal building was reinforced and armed security, was installed with metal detectors to protect the occupants. These are all the “good guys” and many of the employees have CC permits. Adults armed to the teeth. 10’s of thousands of armed TSA agents deployed to the airports but the thought of putting 1 armed guard into every school is too costly. It tells, who they think is really worth protecting!

  157. obscuraprime says:

    David Gregory violates a magazine ban on national TV and can’t understand why the ban doesn’t work.

  158. Regarding the Lemon thing, you are overreaching. The purpose of “sell or deliver a rifle or shotgun to a resident of a state contiguous to this state” is to prevent sales to residents of states adjacent to Colorado. Last time I looked, Georgia is not adjacent to Colorado. Lemon is still a knucklehead, but you don’t want to join him by reading too much into state laws.

    • ShortTimer says:

      Read the simplified version of the NSSF’s laws. It’s not to prevent sales to neighboring states – in includes them, it’s that Colorado only allows sales to neighboring states. Thus, if he still resided in Georgia (or hadn’t completed CO residence requirements yet), he’d be disallowed from purchasing a long gun in Colorado.

  159. Since they are both big shot progressives, they support and there must be, Zero Tolerance for violations of gun laws. Fine ‘em the max, lock ‘em up, and throw away the key.

  160. [...] First, David Gregory, the host of Meet the Press violated D.C. gun laws by possessing a high capacity magazine…and on TV no less. Link here: [...]

  161. It’s amazing how many clueless people exists in America. Federal law allows you to transport any lawfully owned gun or magazine through any state regardless of local laws. The only requirement is they must leave the state within 24 hours of entry. I do this all the time with magazines exactly like the one in question. I also have transported my fully automatic machine gun through D.C. on many occasions on my way to shoot in a Virginia gun range. Now for this there is a federal form notifying the ATF that a machine gun i s crossing state lines that must be filed and approved prior to transport, but these can be made good for a month. It is quite possible that David Gregory legally held that magazine in Washington, D.C.

    • ShortTimer says:

      You’re referring to the Firearms Owner Protection Act of 1986, correct? It allows you a peaceable journey. If you’re going from Vermont to Georgia, you’re safe in the states in between, but you’re only covered if you’re traveling.

      If you live and work in DC and go waving around an illegal item, nope. And MG laws are a bit different – but that’s not what he has here.

      • All he has to do is say he was transporting it to his friends house, grandma'[s house, or whatever, then kept it overnight in D.C. and used it to illustrate a point on the show. In that case he will be legally in possession of it in D.C.. The federal law allows considerable leeway, you do not have to be strictly traveling nonstop through the state. As much as I dislike this idiot (Gregory) there is no reason or cause to hang him on this one. Liberals, who tend to live in big cities, need to gain a little perspective on the gun rights issue. There are many people who live in rural areas that do not have any police protection nearby. They need to be able to defend themselves from the inevitable psychopaths in the world. This right is God given and no matter what you may think or feel they have a right to self-defense. Even in a big city, the police can not and do not claim to be your protector, this is one reason why the fraternal order of police is 100% in favor of lawful Americans owning and carrying guns. The incidence of crimes committed by lawful citizens using legally obtained guns is minuscule, and there are infinitely more cases of these lawful guns being used to defend the good guys from the bad guys. The argument over so-called “assault weapons” is so pointless and misunderstood by most anti-gun people. Technically, most kids .22 rifles are assault weapons. I could take any weapon with a magazine capacity of not more than 10 rounds and do just as much damage with it as someone with an “assault weapon”. I have many guns, some considered assault weapons, some not, I can do just as much killing with any of them. I had a home invasion just over 5 years ago. With my son in the room I went to the safe and grabbed an “assault weapon” and a handgun with a large capacity magazine, they each have their strengths for defending my home and family. Fortunately, I did not have to fire a shot, but in the event I did I wanted to have my choice in defense weapons. No one else should be able to tell me I can or can’t use. Why should the criminals have their choice and me not? Any reasonable person that actually looks at and considers the data on gun possession, ownership, and use in crime or defense can only come to the conclusion that all the anti-gun, liberal arguments do not hold up against the facts. They make emotionally charged, baseless accusations about guns that are not backed up by any facts whatsoever. The problem in this country is a cultural one, but not a gun culture one. We need to face the real reasons why we have so much violence in this country. There is no evidence that point to guns being the issue. In fact, they are quite the opposite and very much part of the solution. Wayne LaPierre makes a very fact based, astute comment when he says, the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. This is true in so many ways that are backed up by facts and figures. Like I said, any reasonable person that honestly examines the issue, all emotions aside, will realize that.

      • BTW Shortimer , the magazine he has in hand is exactly what I use with my machine gun. I am telling you, as much as I would like to see his ignorant tukus in jail, he likely broke no laws.

  162. Jim Wolfson says:

    Anybody else besides me think this leftist bootlick Gregory has a second job as a Planet of the Apes extra? These democRats are such idiots.

  163. Jim Wolfson says:

    I believe MonkeyMan Gregory’s kids go to a school with armed guards – that commie camp Sidwell Friends which specializes in breeding the next generation of greedy, statist control freak democRats.

  164. [...] blog The Patriot Perspective pointed out, Gregory’s demonstration may itself have been a violation of existing D.C. gun law, [...]

  165. It is EXTREMELY important that we follow up these blatant violations of Colorado’s and national gun laws and see that these criminals are punished to the fullest extent of the law. $1000 and a year in jail should help others to see the seriousness of these offenses. It needs to be demonstrated that all men are equal before the law. If Joe Schmoe down at the barber shop had violated these laws, he should expect the same treatment. I will be in contact with the CO Attorney General to see that these laws are enforced. Time to “lawyer-up” Mssrs. Lemon and Gregory.

  166. I would have expected a little more fight from LaPierre. As in Gregory’s kids go to Sidwell Friends which ADVERTISES 11 person staff of security (not including secret service). It’s not like the NRA didn’t know the arguments he would throw out.

  167. tsweeney1431 says:

    What it really means is that we already have so many crazy gun laws on the books right now, that people are already in violation every day, innocent people, with no malicious intent, so why complicate things with even more absurd new laws? Google 3 felonies a day and read that, then go turn yourselves in, because these days everybody is guilty of something, especially Obama but for some strange reason he always gets a free pass. Why is that?

    • ShortTimer says:

      “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

      – Ayn Rand


      Or in a less philosophical sense, each lawyer/legislator who comes up with a “good idea” gets it passed without ever looking at why they’re doing it – just so they can tell their consitutents “I did something!”

  168. tsweeney1431 says:

    By the way since Adam’s gun was found still locked in his car trunk at the end of the day his assault rifle that is, then if his gun didn’t kill those children, whose gun did? Because Adam at 100 pounds was not big enough to carry all those weapons and all those rounds of ammunition on top of his body armor and his other gear that day, but the main point is his gun was locked in his car trunk at the end of the day, so who was it that went to all that trouble to shoot each child 3 times to make sure there were no witness’s it had to be a professional hit man, I bet Eric Holder knows. I know that Eric Holder knows. I wonder if they will do another mass execution style shooting of children, or will they blow up the Hoover Dam next?

    • ShortTimer says:

      Medical examiner said the long gun (rifle) was found in the classroom. I have no reason to disbelieve him. That there was another long gun in the trunk is irrelevant.

      Madmen will use whatever they can. The Bath School Disaster killed 38 children and some 7 adults when a disgruntled school employee used a bomb.

  169. Erik Lohman says:

    Quick read of the CO statute indicates to me that it’s the SELLER who is responsible for compliance with the law? “It is declared by the general assembly that it is lawful for a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or a licensed collector (licensed under the federal “Gun Control Act of 1968″)” Is he one of those, or are you calling for the FFL holder to be prosecuted?

    • ShortTimer says:

      He’s still an ineligible buyer. Maybe it’s worth talking to the seller, too?

      I recently had to deal with a similar issue in a state that had repealed its “contiguous states” provision, and it took a while looking up laws and calling the ATF to figure out what the law was.

      What might be a better solution is to look at the laws themselves, how inconsistent they are, how we know madmen won’t follow them – and we know the ATF in Phoenix sure doesn’t or Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata would be alive today.

      Gun laws aren’t the answer. Dealing with actual criminals – people – is the answer.

  170. bippybellito says:

    David Gregory believes he, and all his Obamabot pals, are above the law. He should face the same criminal charges any “normal” person would face. Lock him up. What a Christmas Present he’d be to those inmates.

  171. badegret says:

    For the thousandth time, regardless as to whether a republican or democrat is in the White House, it doesn’t matter if a liberal breaks the law! Republicans don’t defend themselves, each other, or the law of the land, so liberals can pretty much do what they want to do!!!

  172. Mark Schultz says:

    The law does not cover washed up hacks trying to up their ratings…..

  173. marshallbuck says:

    Well, let’s wait and see if Mr. Magazine Banner gets an inquiry from the DC police about his grandstanding. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  174. Jim Peel says:

    But are David Gregory and Don Lemon the type of persons that these laws were written against? Are these people being snared by these laws in contravention to their intended meaning?

    This is what we, as firearms rights activists, have been complaining about for decades. The patchwork laws that ensnare those who have no intent to do harm nor any intent to break the law. We tiptoe around these laws every day.

    I went to CA a nearly decade ago and we took my Father-In-Law’s Beretta 92FS 9mm handgun which had a magazine of 15 rounds. I went to a range, without my F-I-L, with a guy I knew and while there we traded firearms to try them out. He stated “I knew you couldn’t leave this state without breaking the law. Since your F-I-L isn’t actually present, you are not allowed to let anyone else use this firearm.” So there I was, having no intent to break the law or knowledge of this passage which made me in violation. It is insanity.

    This petition to have these guys prosecuted is merely an attempt at a malicious prosecution by those who want to punish their opposition. We would do better to inform these men of their acts and try to bring them about on their opinions of these laws and how they, themselves, have now become ensnared in them.

    • ShortTimer says:

      The intent is to illustrate the hypocrisy of those calling for more firearms laws when they don’t even understand them.

      It doesn’t matter “who these laws were written against”. We don’t write bills of attainder persecuting one group – that’s one of the problems with gun control.

      I’ve noted before that Don Lemon has had gun laws written against “his type of people”, as most gun laws are rooted in racism.

      Clayton Cramer did an excellent piece on it some years back, entitled “The Racist Roots of Gun Control”
      http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/cramer.racism.html

      Laws are impartial and justice is blind. If we start saying “these aren’t the people we want to arrest”, then the law has no meaning. Then the poor black kid who lives a block away goes to jail, but Gregory does not? The mexican from Greeley, CO, who busted his ass to naturalize goes to visit family in south Texas, buys a gun, and gets prosecuted because of a Colorado law, but Lemon doesn’t get investigated?

      If we look at these two examples and say “these laws are horrible, inconsistent, do nothing, and need to be removed and we should prosecute people for real crimes”, then there’s a point.

  175. Jim Peel says:

    What would have been more effective than anything else would have been an exchange between LaPierre and Gregory which went something like this:

    LP: You are stating that what you are holding in your hand is a high capacity magazine?

    DG: Yes.

    LP: Are we currently within the boundaries of Washington, DC?

    DG: Yes, you know that.

    LP: Where did you get it?

    DG: What does that matter?

    LP: Because you, merely holding it in your hand, with no ammunition, no firearm, and in the boundaries of this city have committed a crime for which you can be punished by law with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail. You, at this time, in this place are committing a criminal act under DC statutes. How does it feel to be a member of the criminal class for being ensnared by a law which you likely do not even know exists? That, as firearms owners , is what we go through every day and you want even more of these laws?

  176. Ed Lowe says:

    Gregory should be banned for hypocracy, and stupidity.

  177. News Wonks like Gregory concider themselves above the very laws they would like to impose on the Public.They also can’t seem to understand that if the 2nd Ammendment is damaged or eliminated the 1st.won’t be far behind. Our (leaders?) would like nothing better than to be able to tell us what to do and when to do it without Gregory or the people being allowed to say a word in protest.
    The framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights didn’t write the BoR with the 1st and 2nd Amendments at the head of the list just to fill in time,they lived under the thumb of oppression without those two rights.
    I doubt Mr. Gregory can even tell us the real reason the 1st Ammendment was formed.He would probably tell us it was for a free press and free speech. That’s only part of the reason.The main reason was so with a free press and free speech we the people could defend and protect and preserve the Constitution.

  178. galmenda says:

    They’re liberals and members of the leftist press. Laws don’t apply to them.

  179. [...] you just can’t under-estimate the stupid of conservatives at times…apparently, they want NBC television host David Gregory arrested for brandishing a high-capacity magazine on nat…(in specific, D.C. Official Code, 7-2506.01). And throwing up the cries of “off with his [...]

  180. [...] What thats ridiculous, check this out: David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits… [...]

  181. if any average citizen did what he did in a high capacity magazine ban state, we would immediately be arrested, and proby lose our right to own firearms. But this Demoncrat proby wont have anything done, all in the name of free speech.

  182. [...] news anchor breaks gun law on tv David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits… good ole liberal news anchors, just shows how far out of touch they [...]

  183. [...] example, the uber-right wing blog The Patriot Perspective was eager to cite chapter and verse of the DC gun ban to prove that David Gregory, by holding up [...]

    • ShortTimer says:

      It was a 30-round magazine. David Gregory said so.

      Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, David Gregory says it’s a duck, shows it to the spokesman for the National Duck Association across the table, then sets it down, picks up a chicken, says “this is a chicken”, then sets it back down, picks up the duck and says “we need to outlaw ducks”. Yeah, it’s a duck.

      You know what else? If it’s a prop, it doesn’t matter. The DC statute includes items that can be “converted” or “restored”.

      It illustrates the hypocrisy of those calling for more gun control when they don’t even follow the law.

  184. [...] 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 [...]

  185. [...] thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/dav… #TCOT 1 day ago [...]

  186. [...] since Gregory demonstrated possession of the item on national television and the law is clear.  The penalties are also apparently up to a $1,000 fine and/or a year in jail, but that’s actually incidental to the discussion [...]

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  188. Richard Fazio said “where specifically does the second amendment, in its wording, give you the right to assault weapons and 30 round magazines?”

    Richard, where does the second amendment place any restriction on the type of gun that is included? It does not. These games of continually eroding our 2nd amendment rights just keep going further and further. You young folks may not see this as clearly, but this is how the liberal takeover has been played, they make a push for restrictions and new laws, you give them an inch, they try to take a mile. Then when things settle down a bit they conjure up another argument to take another inch. Of course they always use arguments that appeal to non gun owners, but simply have no basis in real world facts and their arguments do not hold up against any logic, but they keep it up year after year. They will not be happy until no one has a gun except the criminals, then they will go forward unimpeded with their tyranny since no one can stop them. History is full of these examples and if you think we are immune to that happening here in the USA you are dead wrong. There are many people in the world who would love to take this country and its people down. I believe they are dominating our press and politics this very day. They must be stopped. If you do not agree with this you must be either very ignorant or one of them.

  189. [...] Patriot Perspective –David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update:CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gun… submitted by The Mellow [...]

  190. [...] gun magazine while playing anti-Second amendment gin advocate, rather than news journalist. Many questioned how this was possible as to possess such an item in DC was considered illegal by law. According to [...]

  191. [...] since Gregory demonstrated possession of the item on national television and the law is clear. The penalties are also apparently up to a $1,000 fine and/or a year in jail, but that’s actually incidental to the discussion at [...]

  192. [...] Patriot Perspective –David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update:CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gun…submitted by The Mellow [...]

  193. [...] Patriot Perspective –David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update:CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gun…submitted by The Mellow [...]

  194. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  195. [...] Patriot Perspective – David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking Gu… submitted by The Mellow [...]

  196. Since when do gun laws matter to conservatives? If you had it your way people could carry any weapon and any amount of ammunition they wanted anywhere. The REAL issue here is that Gregory doesn’t share your views and yet went on and broke the law. I’ll grant you that.

    • ShortTimer says:

      He’s a hypocrite. He broke the law while demanding more laws. He may as well have toked up a joint while demanding more marijuana law enforcement.

      Gun laws matter in the form of what’s in the Bill of Rights.

      The ones on the books are there to be followed as constitutional or opposed in court as the unconstitutional statist creations they usually are – as done in Heller v DC or McDonald v Chicago.

  197. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  198. [...] blog The Patriot Perspective pointed out, Gregory’s demonstration may itself have been a violation of existing D.C. gun law, where “Meet [...]

  199. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  200. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  201. Freedom of Speech, American Style « elcidharth says:

    [...] David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update … [...]

  202. [...] it turns out, possession of that clip is illegal in Washington, D.C. The conservative blog Patriot Perspective posted a piece saying that Gregory had broken the law by showing the magazine on his show. Their [...]

    • ShortTimer says:

      From your own post:
      “Frankly, I don’t give a damn if he did or he didn’t. The dude is a journalist showing America that all we’re talking about here are reasonable regulations that make sense and aren’t onerous to anyone except the most ardent gun fetishist.”

      Translation: “Rule of law doesn’t matter. Journalists are elites who can ignore the law. The Second Amendment is stupid.”

      Pretty much.

  203. [...] the show, Gregory waved around a 30-round magazine for what he claimed is an AR-15 rifle. But since Meet the Press is taped in [...]

  204. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  205. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  206. [...] than post the slime of their transgressions, this link details the malefactors’ [...]

  207. [...] Admission of guilt … No special exemption for press idiots. Even while arguing we need more gun laws. [...]

  208. [...] up the statute again on Westlaw through links provided by the DC government.  Then I wrote this post (the first place I know of to report it) and I emailed a few other blogs and sites who I thought [...]

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  211. [...] NBC’s “Meet The Press” correspondent David Gregory is in hot water. On a segment he did while interviewing NRA chief lobbyist Wayne LaPierre he brandished a high capacity magazine, which is illegal to possess in Washington, D.C. As a strict matter of law David Gregory should be arrested and charged. The penalty is very strict i….: [...]

  212. [...] David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV —– Update: CNN’s Don Lemon Admits To Breaking… Meet the Press’s studios are located in Washington DC. This morning on “Meet the Press”, David Gregory decided to wave around a 30-round AR-15 magazine. [...]

  213. [...] the Journal News violates its own principle on firearms when it suits it best, just as David Gregory did recently. The action betrays a serious prejudice of media towards the very people for whom they are to [...]

  214. [...] David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV [...]

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  216. [...] penalty on the books is a maximum of a $ 1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail. Gregory should be more [...]

  217. [...] ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm,” and has been mentioned by numerous conservatives making the argument against [...]

  218. […] Revisiting a big story.  From Emily Miller at the Washington Times, who has been sending some letters back and forth to DC officials: […]

  219. […] been a little over a year since the most popular post to date here at The Patriot Perspective.  David Gregory waved a 30-round magazine that’s illegal in DC on […]

  220. […] While Mr. Gregory accosted Mr. Pierre about our gun laws, he himself, on national television, violated Washington D.C. gun laws by being in possession of a 30 round magazine. The gun laws in Washington D.C. are very, very strict and by smuggling in a banned item, Mr. […]

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