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David Gregory Won't Face Charges Over Banned Rifle Magazine

Only little people suffer from stupid laws


The host of NBC's "Meet the Press," David Gregory, will not be arrested or charged with a crime for waiving what he claimed was a high-capacity ammunition gun clip on national television last month.

D.C. attorney general Irvin B. Nathan announced his decision Friday afternoon by releasing a letter to an attorney for NBC. Nathan wrote that though the device Gregory held up "meets the definition" of the criminal statute, he wrote that 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."

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  1. Looking forward to the next guy brought up on charges for this arguing selective enforcement…

    1. How’s about a recent-but-prior incident?…..19.twitter

      One of 105 people arrested in 2012 for the same thing, and far more innocently. The big difference is that when he called in advance, he followed their instructions,

  2. Media Elite always get a pass. Will the next black man waving an empty magazine in DC in the name of “public safety” get the same treatment?

  3. OH, REALLY???

    When a famous newsperson blatantly and flagrantly violates the law, we have to judge whether or not enforcing that law would promote safety. If anyone else was seen waving a high capacity magazine around in public in DC, I don’t think the same test would be applied.

    This is clear evidence that there are two systems of justice in the US. There’s justice for the elites, which actually looks fairly libertarian, and then there’s justice for the rest of us.

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