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Old January 1, 2013, 10:40 PM   #76
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My guess is that the Glock 18 has probably been deactivated in some way.

In any case, it's not nearly on par with the cool guns Teddy Roosevelt had.
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Old January 1, 2013, 11:30 PM   #77
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off-topic; Bush P-35 9mmNATO...

To my knowledge, POTUS Bush(aka W) also had Saddam's Hi-Power 9mm sidearm too. I saw the news clip where Bush talked about the pistol. I think he gave that custom HP pistol to the NRA headquarters & museum in VA.
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Old January 2, 2013, 07:21 AM   #78
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I do recall that GWB had a Glock 18 presented to him in the White House, was that a crime?
The machine gun ban doesn't apply to military and law enforcement. Since the president is commander-in-chief, it wouldn't apply to him.
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Old January 2, 2013, 01:35 PM   #79
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I just received this response from the DC police:
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The Metropolitan Police Department is in receipt of your e-mail regarding the 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 magazine 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.



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Old January 9, 2013, 12:11 PM   #80
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/...20.html?hp=l10

The article says that police turned the info over to the DA. The latter will determine if prosecution is needed.

Given the uproar to ban hicap mags, certainly - he should be prosecuted or the issue raised that they are not dangerous to own.

Can't have it two ways.
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Old January 9, 2013, 08:13 PM   #81
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Prosecutors enjoy wide discretion in who they prosecute. I would be surprised if they prosecute Gregory.
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Old January 10, 2013, 10:57 AM   #82
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How's this for fair all around.
DC prosecutor presses misdemeanor charge against Gregory.
Gregory pleads out for token community service time, no fine, no jail.

Gregory is a martyr to the cause, DC law is bent, but upheld....


Then two years down the road, some amendment to a law is passed that says anyone ever convicted of a misdemeanor crime where a firearm law was broken has to forfeit their media credentials..
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Old January 11, 2013, 11:05 AM   #83
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Here's an update with the latest information...

Basically, no arrest, and the DC police have forwarded the matter to the DC Office of the Attorney General.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...david-gregory/

I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to realize that it's going to die there.
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Old January 11, 2013, 05:48 PM   #84
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http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...ory-86079.html
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No gun magazine charges for David Gregory
So he skates. No surprise there! Comments mirror TFL views.
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Old January 11, 2013, 06:00 PM   #85
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The office made its decision “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law, because under all of the circumstances here a prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.”
Ok, so the standard is no threat to public safety and no priors. Got it. Everybody write that down in case they go to DC.

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“We displayed the empty magazine solely for journalistic purposes to help illustrate an important issue for our viewers. We accept the District of Columbia Attorney General’s admonishment, respect his decision and will have no further comment on this matter,” the show stated.
In my wildest dreams I never thought he would say no more about high capacity assault magazine clips. But if he agrees never to talk about it again then I say it is all good and let him walk.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...#ixzz2Hi7Xxmkz
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Old January 11, 2013, 06:22 PM   #86
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I guess as long as the DA likes your opinion, breaking the law on national TV is OK.

It's a bad law, but this is a sorry excuse for a legal outcome.
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Old January 12, 2013, 08:52 AM   #87
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Old January 12, 2013, 11:16 AM   #88
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Given the rationale that no intent to harm was present and it was an exercise of 1st Amend. rights - might not a set of prominent and with no criminal record gun supporters from the nearby NRA office or sympatico folks in the area, have a peaceful demonstration holding such magazines outside of the NBC offices to make the point of both 1st. and 2nd Amend. rights?

Have about 50 folk.
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Old January 12, 2013, 04:43 PM   #89
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Given the rationale that no intent to harm was present and it was an exercise of 1st Amend. rights - might not a set of prominent and with no criminal record gun supporters from the nearby NRA office or sympatico folks in the area, have a peaceful demonstration holding such magazines outside of the NBC offices to make the point of both 1st. and 2nd Amend. rights?
Got to get a permit first.
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Old January 12, 2013, 04:46 PM   #90
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Maybe press credentials are the new gun license? :P
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Old January 12, 2013, 05:23 PM   #91
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http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/01...orney-general/

So this is how he got off!
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