Thursday, December 27, 2012

More on gun control for thee, but not for me.

Free David Gregory
Moving right along in America's gun control, er, "conversation," we now have the illuminating debate over the alleged criminality of "Meet the Press" host David Gregory. Somehow this seems appropriate to the quality of the rest of the gun debate.
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Washington, D.C. police are investigating the notorious NBC News crime boss for using an unlawful rifle magazine as a prop for his Sunday program. The Post says Mr. Gregory had asked police for permission to acquire the 30-round rifle magazine, which is banned under D.C. law, but police refused. Mr. Gregory displayed the ammo anyway during his interview with Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association.
This has created an uproar, with gun rights advocates calling for Mr. Gregory's indictment, if not yet the death penalty, and police acknowledging their probe.
How perfect can you get? Mr. Gregory interrogates Mr. LaPierre on the subject of whether to ban a magazine that it is illegal for Mr. Gregory to display but apparently easy enough to acquire in time for a Sunday morning broadcast. So here we have a possible indictment that would be entirely nonsensical of a journalist who was trying to embarrass an NRA official over an ammunition ban whose impact would be entirely symbolic.
Various media are also reporting that an online petition is underway on the White House website calling for Mr. Gregory's indictment. It isn't clear that Mr. Gregory is guilty of anything other than perhaps overzealousness in pursuit of the conventional gun-control wisdom, which is not a crime unless we want to empty newsrooms and fill up jails from coast to coast.


John Otis Comeau said...

"... overzealousness in pursuit of the conventional gun-control wisdom, which is not a crime unless we want to empty newsrooms and fill up jails from coast to coast."

sounds good to me. let the poor stoners and their suppliers out, and put the apologists of our Orwellian dictators in their place.

Mt Top Patriot said...

Not for nothing, it is think a big mistake indicting Mr. Gregory. The 2nd amendment applies to him too.

Making an example of him is no less tyrannical than the lie the 2nd amendment didn't cover modern arms therefore they should be banned but you can keep your hunting rifles.

It is a double standard.

No matter how distasteful it may be to stick up for this guys Liberty.

Tyranny is tyranny no matter the time place people or circumstances.

We end up being no better than the hypocrites and traitors trying to take our arms away.

Wouldn't you want no less?

Anonymous said...

I tried to go to the WSJ but couldn't (subscribe or log on). But from the top of the page I'm thinking this is a Peggy Noonan hit piece. One time Reagan speech writer turned Libtard, she's an excellent example of liberalism as a mental disease. This article is the most contrived twisted and nonsense article to ever NOT make a coherent point.

B Woodman

Rick said...

Empty newsrooms and fill up jails from coast to coast.
Sounds like a good plan coming together....

Robin said...

I think Mr. Gregory should be prosecuted. The charge would be stupid, but that's the idea. Equal protection of the law. Even though the law is stupid, Mr. Gregory deliberately violated it. I believe that may also constitute conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gregory should be prosecuted. The law is stupid but we are supposed to be treated equally, according to the Constitution. I think a conspiracy charge is also appropriate since he deliberately violated the law.

Ryan said...

Did you see what Diane is trying to do?

Anonymous said...

If the DC police dept. doesn't prosecute him, then the next "Restore the Constitution" Open Carry Rally ought to be IN the District. Equal protection under the law means just that - equal, whether it's applied to some media mogul's boot-licking "reporter" or Mike, Dave, Stewart, a retired cop, a vet or any one of the American people.

Anonymous said...

They wanted that law, they backed that law now they can experence it like the rest of the population.

Longbow said...

Mr. Gregory isn't like those Second Amendment supporters! When he broke the law, he MEANT WELL!

So all you gun crazies should just shut up and let him violate the law he advocates!

Anonymous said...

If someone can get and post the WSJ editorial today (subscriber only), Free David Gregory, it might at least be amusing.