I have to admitI laughed out loud once I saw the news articles about David Gregory’s epic fail on last Sunday’s Meet the Press, where this unthinking, hubristic moron displayed for all the Nation to see on television his possession of a $12, 30-rd AR rifle series magazine in total contravention of D.C. Code § 7-2506.01, which reads in full:
(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.
For the record, I think I might have over 20 of them, both 20- and 30-rd types, but have lost count over 30 years of using them in Guard service and my own personal trips to the range with my own battle rifle, a DRMS semi-auto copy of the classic M16A2 rifle I carried as an infantryman in the 29ID. But I live in freedom-loving Virginia, where one can possess with the right paperwork fully automatic machine guns who use 250-rd belts. Who cares how many AR magazines one might have? It’s the rifle that counts.
But back to Gregory, who now faces a fine up to $1,000 or a year in the D.C. clink for this outta-control publicity stunt he tried when half-assing an attack on NRA President Wayne LaPierre.
Let’s see. Holding a banned 30-rd’er while on national TV while sitting in NBC’s Nebraska Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. studios, which for D.C. law is the same as possessing it?
I find it the absolute height of amusing irony that this assclown gets busted on the unconstitutional D.C. gun laws. He’s about as anti-gun as you get…and he’s the one who will do time, not Mr. LaPierre!
Here is what happened. Some dumb NBC producer called up a contact they have at ATF, probably in the ATF public affairs office. The producer asks if they can display the magazine on the show.
Now the ATF guy handles Federal laws, not state. So this person is not an expert on D.C. law, so he cannot speak to any authority on whether or not this is legal. So (supposedly) the ATF guy calls his contact in the D.C. police, who tell him that an empty magazine is okay. Well, according to § 7-2506.01, the same law the D.C. cop is supposed to be knowledgeable about to enforce it, it most definately is NOT okay. It doesn’t matter if the 30-rd magazine is empty, half-full, or topped off at 28-rds. D.C. law says you cannot possess the magazine. The ATF guy relays the D.C. cop’s statement, which is worth as much as you can throw it. Meaning, trusting third party information when it comes to firearms law is dumb, dumb, DUMB! All of us 2A advocates know that in spades.
The D.C. police issued a statement that further damns poor asshat Gregory to a year in the pen. Turns out that Gregory was told before the show at some unspecified time that he couldn’t use the magazine as a prop–but decided that since he was David Gregory, host of the very important news show Meet the Press, he could go on air without impunity.
Now he’s flaunting intent to commit a crime, which mean further charges.
To quote the infamous movie Animal House, and specifically the character Flounder: “Oh boy, is this GREAT!”
One of these stories is true, and it will come out across the nation on the Net and in the conservative news.
Throw the book at this fucker. No mercy, no pass. Make this bastard pay. The rest of us out here, trying to follow the law–most of which is unconstitutional, including all of the 1968 Gun Control Act and the 1934 National Firearms Act–would get burned by ATF if we did the same because we’re just ordinary citizens. And now this giant stinking, foul asshole Gregory wants to publicly spout off against the Second Amendment on his shitty news program to make a few points against a decent man like Mr. LaPierre, and thinks he can get away with his actions because this ugly douchebag is “above us” ordinary unwashed masses? Arrogance knows no boundaries with these egotistical D.C. idiots.
To save his own worthless ass, Gregory needs to do a complete 180 degree reversal and now advocate for the repeal of all of D.C.’s gun laws as unconstitutional. And he needs to do it each week, on his program.
It’s a start. We’ll provide the rest of the education along the way.