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    It seems Mr. Gregory inadvertently demonstrated the fallacy of so-called "gun-control" laws. He showed that pretty much anybody can (and does) easily defeat such ill-conceived laws. The indisputable conclusion is that these civilian disarmament laws operate ONLY against the diligent law-abiding citizens who pose no threat - while having NO effect whatsoever against homicidal lunatics and criminals (or imprudent newscasters with a vendetta). Can you imagine the outcry if it had been Mr. LaPierr who displayed the contraband, instead of Mr. Gregory?
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    Such regulations are useless since this shows that even in an area where they are banned you can get HiCap mags if you are willing to break the laws of the state in the first place... Gregory was willing to break the law and acquired a banned items so he should be prosecuted just as other criminals would be if they flaunted the fact that they can readily break the law.. Under Existing Laws this criminal act means that Gregory will never be allowed to have a concealed carry permit or own a gun of any kind because in DC the possession of that mag is a Felony .... Even if he does not have the gun it fits he has committed a Felony....
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    Unless a regulation is enforced, it only limits the freedom of the law abider. Punish the good and reward the law breaker.
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    So a few right wingers wanted to go after a reporter for having a high capacity magazine---Yet they "don't want to see such mags. banned elsewhere in this country"...Does any of that make any sense to anyone out there who is NOT an extreme right wing gun nut?!?! I doubt it...LOL---What a bunch of hypocrites !!!
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    Well, just like the rest of us, he is subject to gun laws presently on the books. I share the view that high capacity magazines and clips should be banned for the general public. But, David Gregory thought that he could do as he pleased in order to push for more regulation on guns....and he actually proved that present gun laws work if they are inforced.
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    @seedtick Well I honestly think he was merely trying to make a point, and illustrate just what he was talking about...But the station or program should have had a lawyer check this out first before he did what he did. And/or talk to law enforcement first, or even just show a pic of one of these high cap. mags....He really should have planned it better. But, again, I don't think he intended any wrong-doing...
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    The ammo clip was for show-and-tell, not for use. This is exactly like Pappy Bush holding up a bag of crack in the Oval Office to dramatize his televised War on Drugs lecture. What's the dif?
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    The difference being, "Pappy Bush" was supervised by law enforcement while doing so, Gregory was not. Not to metion the fact that the office of Commader In Chief is the highest law enforcement office in the land. Gregory on the other hand, chose to go out purchase and possess a 30 round clip on his own accord. Your lame strawman argument is comparing apples to oranges...
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    @Barack_Blocker You're correct of course, but at least you recognize Barack Obama as the Commander in Chief and the highest authority in the land. Perhaps Gregory should have asked for his permission before pulling the stunt.
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    @Barack_Blocker Sorry. I thought you were an American citizen. A foolish assumption. Who is your head of state?
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    Serves that liberal scum bag right, lol! Caught up in his own gun control law, and ignorace for that matter, with his propaganda. Hopefully Mr. Gregory is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law since he is such an adimate gun control law supporter, he should be held to his own standards. But I'm sure he won't face any charges, since Mr. Gregory and NBC ARE such a loyal liberal media Obama leg-humpers...
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    You are so right! As you know "cough", Gun Laws are meant for "cough" a certain group of people or certain race of people...
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    The possession of that clip isn't grounds for punishing Gregory. If you have a large capacity clip like the one sold by the manufacturer in say, a Glock, all you have to do is buy a "State legal" lower capacity clip. He didn't use the clip in Washington, DC so what's this big deal? Punish David Gregory for showing an example on television during a relevant interview? That would be like punishing the reporters on CNBC doing that series on "Marijuana in America"...this is ridiculous.
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    I think you need to read the law he violated very carefully. Having a magazine with greater capacity than 1" rounds is illegal in DC. Does not matter if it's loaded or empty. It still violates the law. Just like if I drive through New Jersey with an empty 16 round pistol magazine and get pulled over by the state police and they find it, I'm being charged.

    Intent does not matter. He violated the law. Ignorance of the law does not mean he gets out of jail free.
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    @DrNickels he should just say it was a prop and NBC should stand by him. He intended on showing an example. Really what's the difference 10, 30, it's just plastic. While i see your point about odd aspects of State to State gun laws, this is nonsense. Think LaParie was packing?
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    @VeryLameduck
    So NBC should lie for him and violate the law further. Aren't you just the basket of honesty. Yes it's a little plastic or metal box with a follower and spring in it, and cocaine and heroine are both just plants too. And a gun is just springs, metal, and plastic yet you all cream your panties over banning them.

    Gregory broke the law. Not only did he break it he knowingly and willfully broke the law. He was advised by law enforcement not to take that magazine to the office and he did. Prosecute him. You would do the same if one of conservative pundits knowingly took a 30 round mag into a DC office. Enforce the law for everyone or get rid of it. Intent does not excuse a violation of the law.
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    @DrNickels if it was never used what does it matter? Might as well prosecute "Weeds" for showing "marijuana" in States where that's banned. I think David Gregory will be just fine - mainly because nobody cares - including me. Piers Morgan should be deported. Washington, DC needs more relaxed gun laws: we put all this trust in various agents (men in black) to carry the most outrageous gun they'll never need, and this guy? A reporter should be prosecuted? While these "agents" wander Pennsylvania Ave with guns 3' long?! Oh right...we NEED guns to protect people...we need more than 10 bullets for that...what a conundrum hah
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    @VeryLameduck
    The problem is you want to give him a pass but you know if someone else did it you'd be fine with them being prosecuted. You are the typical hypocritical anti-gun person. You want more laws that punish gun owners, but when someone who is anti-gun breaks one of those laws you think they shouldn't be punished. I bet you'd be singing a different tune if it had been the president of the NRA with that magazine. How about if a citizen had been shooting in a competition in Alexandria Virginia and unloaded his rifle and mags and accidentally left one in his car and drove into DC the next morning for work and was stopped by police? Do you think they would just let him go? I highly doubt it.
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    Not to do any Bush bashing or to defend Gregory either. I wonder if anybody remembers the former president making a point by acquiring crack and displaying it on television? Was he or was he not in possession of a controlled substance? I only raise this question to show how subjective the enforcement of laws are.
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    It sends the message that news reporters must rely on graphics to illustrate illegal objects on television, I suppose.
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    I'd like to know where he got it... and how it got to it's location... and every hand it passed through on it's way there. If these people want more gun laws... they should not mind if we enforce the current ones, right?
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    @Heavy-Fed - Gregory did nothing wrong with the clip he showed on air. He's hardly a criminal and probably too soft to hurt a fly. Yet, the very laws that he pushes and support could have him paying a $1K fine. The point that Gregory should get from this is that just because a person has a gun does not mean they are going to murder kids at an elementary school. Guns serve many purposes from recreation to protection to enthusiast, and the right for law abiding citizens to own guns should be protected. Hopefully Gregory comes on TV next Sunday and speaks out against gun control. I doubt it, but he's learning first hand how stupid gun laws are.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    I agree. Prosecute him for this and enforce the law. Maybe once he has this on his record he might rethink his stance on such gun laws as reduced magazine size.
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    @DrNickels - Exactly. Once liberals really start suffering under the laws they push and promote they will rethink the silly ideas they come up with. Gun laws only disarm the good citizens. The bad citizens will always have guns because they don't obey the law.
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    he was told that he would be breaking the law before he did the report. Would that be a premeditated offence? I think so. Also the fact that his station was involved,ie more than two make a conspiracy, would RICO come into play?
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    It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately.
    "Thomas Jefferson"
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    Every time some mentally deranged person opens fire on a group of people, we rehash this discussion. Then, nothing really changes and nothing happens until the next incident.
    The fact is, if some a-hole is dead set on annihilating large groups of people, he will find a way.
    Lest we forget Oklahoma City, Tim McVeigh, a rented truck loaded with fertilizer.
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    An all out assault by the anti-gun Nazi's. Seizing every opportunity they can to bash American gun owners. Milking every ounce of spin out of resent tragedies possible. Thinking people will see this for what it is, the rest of the people are who I worry about. Ignorance is more dangerous than gun will ever be.
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