Failure to arrest David Gregory illustrates the hypocrisy of gun control

David_Gregory_FelonLast Sunday, in a Meet The Press interview with NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre, NBC’s David Gregory repeatedly held up a 30 round magazine to illustrate his point that there should be a law against possessing such accessories.

The problem?  There IS a law in DC where the NBC studio is located. That law, like many of the draconian laws in DC that Gregory is a champion of, is very clear on what is prohibited:

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..”

The law makes no exception for self-righteous news commentators and Gregory cannot even claim ignorance of the law since his office reportedly contacted the DC Metropolitan Police Department prior to the show and were told that it was illegal in the District. Noted gun rights activist Ed Levine contacted the MPD and received the following response:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is in receipt of your e-mail regarding David Gregory segment on “Meet the Press.” MPD has received numerous e-mails informing us of the segment. NBC contacted MPD inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazines is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated. Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention.”

But I will predict that nothing will come of the ‘investigation’. Why? Because David Gregory is one of the ‘elites’ who cannot possibly commit a crime because their only intent is to serve the greater good of the progressive agenda.

But dare to be an ordinary citizen and break one of the District’s draconian gun laws and you will be in jail so fast you won’t even be able to say “What happened to my country?

Take the case of Lt. Augustine Kim. After being injured on foreign soil while defending his nation’s freedom, Lt. Kim returned home to find that, in DC at least, there is very little of it left to defend.  Lt. Kim was transporting his legally owned firearms from his parent’s home in New Jersey to South Carolina when he stopped at Walter Reed Army Hospital in DC for an appointment.  Bad move!

After getting lost and pulled over by police, he was arrested, thrown in jail, and had over $10,000 in guns seized by the District. Despite the fact that he had no evil intent, Lt. Kim didn’t get a pass … but I bet Gregory will.

Or how about the case of Army Specialist Adam Meckler? Meckler, who had recently ended his active duty tour, was dropping off records at the VFW in DC when they discovered a few rounds of ammunition in his bag left over from recreational shooting. Let me repeat that … a few rounds of ammo … not a gun … not a knife … not an RPG … a few rounds of 9mm ammo.

For that ‘crime’ Specialist Meckler was handcuffed, treated like a terrorist, arrested, and forced to accept a plea deal that will mark the honored veteran for the rest of his life. But will the same happen to Gregory? I don’t think so.

So let’s recap. Two soldiers, absent any evil intent, violate the strict letter of DC’s draconian gun control laws and end up getting no leniency from a justice system that serves anything but true justice.

However, David Gregory is told that he would be violating a law, continues to do so in front of thousands of witnesses, is on tape committing the crime, and will almost certainly not be charged.

Remember that when next you hear an anti-gunner talk about gun control. They don’t mean that the laws should apply to them. Equal protection of the laws means nothing when progressive elitists are those violating the law.

If those pushing gun control on normal Americans want to preserve any semblance of moral authority, they will rise up and call for Gregory’s immediate arrest and prosecution. If they do not, then it is prima facie proof that they are not in favor of gun laws but are simply anti-civil-rights.

About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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11 Responses to Failure to arrest David Gregory illustrates the hypocrisy of gun control

  1. Grape says:

    The elite (friends of the powers that be) get a free pass, while the average citizen with no malintent, gets the shaft……….w/o a kiss. Equality before the law is being perverted.

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  6. Rob says:

    Didn’t you know? Laws are only for us peasants. The elite, and anyone who has curried their favor by being useful in promoting their ideals, are naturally exempted from such measures to keep the peasantry obedient.

  7. Gordon Hilgers says:

    If David Gregory was Glenn Beck, the folks who run this blog would be proclaiming him a national hero. But since Gregory was speaking-out against gun owners who are so insecure they need huge clips that carry massive numbers of bullets simply to feel secure (try Depends–a cheaper solution), the pro-gun forces are all demanding that Gregory be arrested. It would be quite interesting indeed to know exactly how many gun fanatics in Washington D. C. are illegal owners of the same clips.

    Weaponry isn’t about self-protection, it’s about social power. The more some people with really oversized egos feel that the world is outside their control, the more those people will gun-up.

    Perhaps they should go to the doctor to see how to reduce their out-of-control testosterone levels.

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  10. Tod says:

    Clearly, Gordon Hilgers has some issues with his own masculinity (or lack thereof). Just look him up on YouTube and see the special kind of idiot we’re dealing with here.

    My biggest issue with progressives is that there is no concept of principle and right /wrong — it’s all relative. Was he doing it for a noble (by a progressive’s definition) reason? Then, no problem because the end justifies the means.

    If Glenn Beck had done the same thing, I might be talking about how awesome he was, but I’d also be talking about how he broke the law and if he was arrested for it, I’d definitely think he earned his incarceration.

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