Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
- Milton, English Poet (1608-1674)
As I foresaw with my crystal ball in the first of my predictions for 2013, after David Gregory broke Washington D.C. gun control laws, on camera, with an entire nation as witnesses, today, he got away scot-free. Gregory will not face the same charges that would be faced by any other person witnessed possessing and waving around a high-capacity magazine in D.C. The fact that I saw this coming does nothing to lessen the disgust I feel in having heard the news today.
Hey David Gregory, you want abandon any remaining semblance of a career as a journalist to become a fanatical crusader for the tightening of gun control laws? You want to get on national TV and taunt the head of an organization that’s 4.2 million Americans strong by waving a high-capacity magazine in the man’s face, despite the fact that you tried to get clearance from D.C. metro police to do this and they told you in no uncertain terms that to do so would be breaking the law??? Well then, you need to be held accountable for breaking those very same laws that you’re pushing for!
The truth is, when it comes to being an advocate for gun control, you’re just a punk ass pansy, David Gregory. Real activists like Gandhi and MLK and Cesar Chavez broke the law in a way where they made damn sure they’d end up spending some time behind bars, sacrificing their freedom for a cause they believed in. If you had any credibility in your convictions, you would have made an example of yourself and demanded you do some time in the name of the cause.
Revelations 13:10 says, “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity” and I would add to that, he that pusheth for stricter laws must be subject to those stricter laws. The fact that your gun control buddies in high offices of government were willing to make a mockery of the gun control laws in D.C. with this blatant double-standard only weakens those very laws you would have the rest of us to be subjected to. From all the state propagandists at NBC pushing to crush the Second Amendment to all the little despots in the Office of Attorney General prosecuting citizens for breaking D.C. gun control laws, letting Gregory skate on these charges is a travesty, it is hypocrisy on a most despicable level.
Here’s what D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan said of the decision not to press charges on Gregory in a letter this afternoon:
First, the undeniable facts:
Under D.C. Code Section 7-2596.01(b), it is unlawful for any person while in the District of Columbia to “possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm” or loaded. Under the Subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a “magazine, belt, drum, feed strip or similar device that has the capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition.” Under D.C. Code Section 7-2507.06, any person convicted of a violation of this Subsection may be imprisoned for not more than one year, fined not more than $1000, or both.
Now here comes the attempt to justify weaseling out of pressing charges.
Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of this matter, as it does in every case involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG has determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated with the December 23, 2012 broadcast. OAG has made this determination, 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 it’s trust.
Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the previously mentioned events in Connecticut and the presidents speech to the nation about them.
Could it be any more obvious here that the OAG is forgiving Gregory for breaking the law because they see him as one of their own, a fellow traveller in the gun control movement? And what the hell does the tragedy in Connecticut and a presidential speech about it have to do with failing to prosecute the laws in D.C.??? Maybe most incredible of all is when Mr. Nathan tries to shield Gregory’s illegal possession of the magazine by invoking the First Amendment when a much more accurate description would be that he was breaking the law in an attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment.
Here is my email to the D.A.’s office in D.C.:
How ironic that the phrase “Equal justice under law” is engraved on the front of the United States Supreme Court building in the very city you serve, as you show no regard for that core principle of our justice system in failing to prosecute David Gregory for blatantly breaking gun control laws with an entire nation as witnesses. Amazing that you could be so hypocritical in your double standards, one standard for the media elite pushing for stricter gun control laws and another standard for the rest of us commoners. Shame on you. If there was any justice in D.C., the people pushing for stricter gun control laws would be held to even higher standards, not given a pass when they break the laws they’re pushing for.
Here are the contact details if you feel compelled to contact these hypocritical scumbags yourself:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 727-3400
Unlike Mr. Gregory, last year, 105 individuals were were arrested in D.C. for having a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds. For the next arrest, I pray that there will be a line of lawyers with all the skills necessary to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and argue that the failure to prosecute with “Equal Justice under law” demands the law be stricken down.