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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:25 AM

David Gregory’s ‘Meet the Press’ display of a high-capacity magazine may have violated D.C. gun law

Source: NY Daily News

After Gregory’s “Meet the Press” show-and-tell, some gun rights activists noted that a section in the D.C. code prohibited the show from having the magazine in its Washington studio.

“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,” it reportedly says.

And a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to Politico that Gregory’s demonstration might have broken a local law. On Wednesday, the police also said that NBC News was aware that its prop was not lawful.

“NBC contacted (the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department) inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment,” police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump told Politico in an email. “NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nbc-david-gregory-gun-prop-break-law-article-1.1227470



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Reply David Gregory’s ‘Meet the Press’ display of a high-capacity magazine may have violated D.C. gun law (Original post)
NickB79 Dec 2012 OP
Fearless Dec 2012 #1
SoapBox Dec 2012 #2
wordpix Dec 2012 #11
copperearth Dec 2012 #3
wtmusic Dec 2012 #4
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #5
rcmooney Dec 2012 #6
AngryOldDem Dec 2012 #7
zabet Dec 2012 #8
Paladin Dec 2012 #9
zabet Dec 2012 #10
ripcord Dec 2012 #12

Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:26 AM

1. Just goes to show you

That we need to change the gun culture as much if not more than the gun laws themselves. Additionally that gun laws need to be stronger and more uniform.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:29 AM

2. I can't stand him but...

the Pukes and Baggers don't want ANY questions about guns! Ever! Period! If they don't try and get him deported, I'll be surprised!

"...“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,” it reportedly says."

ROFL...Like there aren't Bagger Freaks in the "District" that don't have this shit up to their eyeballs...in their "bunkers"?

It's a joke.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:40 PM

11. you can rest assured DC has both t-baggers & criminals with these things

but I applaud Gregory's making the point

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:01 AM

3. David Gregory is an American citizen

and he can't be deported. He could go to jail, which would be ridiculous nut he can't be deported.

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Response to copperearth (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:44 AM

4. But nut he can't be go to jail?

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Response to copperearth (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:02 AM

5. Are you, perhaps, confusing the Piers Morgan brouhaha with the David Gregory kerfuffle?

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:23 AM

6. David Gregory

David Gregory is not the sharpest knife in the drawer (and leans right of center)

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:09 AM

7. That was a powerful moment.

For him to show that huge magazine to LaPierre, and LaPierre's inability/unwillingness to admit that these things have no business being among the general public, was stunning, as was his inability/unwillingness to admit that maybe a **smaller** magazine would do just as well, if people positively, absolutely have to have their AK-47s and Bushmasters. It was an exquisite demonstration of how fanatical and intransigent the NRA has become on the subject of weapons and gun control.

And it's rich that gun rights people are getting their pants in wad over this when there are -- tell me again -- how many assault weapons and other guns out on the streets? And how many people have been killed by guns in the week since Sandy Hook? But that's okay, because they're legal.





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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:14 AM

8. it is even richer to me

That most people in an uproar about assault weapons do not understand.....any gun enthusiaist can make a semi-auto gun into a fully auto fire with one trigger pull with just a little spring and etc manipulation on the internal workings of the gun. Banning them may stop stores from selling them but it will not stop the home mcguyvers from altering the guns they can purchase. Also read up on the law about owning guns that you make yourself......it will surprise you.

Let me also add that I personally have seen home-fabbed 'mega magazines' that perform flawlessly.

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Response to zabet (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:03 AM

9. I Wish Gun Enthusiasts Would Get Their Stories Straight.


On one hand, converting a semi-auto firearm to full auto can be done with a couple of rubber bands. On the other hand, such a conversion is so difficult that you need an advanced degree from MIT to pull it off. Both versions have been floating around for years.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

10. well....

You can believe me or not but, I personally know a person that has a contract with the US Gov. To build military weapons. I HAVE SEEN IT DONE...I FIRED A HANDGUN AND A RIFLE THAT BOTH HAD BEEN DONE THAT WAY.

All it takes it a mechanically inclined person who knows guns inside and out.

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Response to NickB79 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:10 PM

12. Seems he got exactly what he asked for

He was calling on the government to crack down on people possessing these magazines, sometimes it is a bitch when the government does what you ask.

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