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    No gun magazine charges for David Gregory


    NBC’s David Gregory is off the hook for showing a high-capacity gun magazine on “Meet the Press” and will not be prosecuted, D.C.’s attorney general announced on Friday.
    D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan on Friday said he would decline to prosecute in the case involving the Sunday show host and any NBC staffers. In a letter to NBC’s attorney Lee Levine, Nathan wrote that after reviewing the matter, his office “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 broadcast.

    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.”
    Nathan noted that his office’s decision in this case was also influenced by “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.”
    Still, Nathan said other, legal means should have been used to demonstrate Gregory’s point.
    The NBC show said in a statement to POLITICO that its staffers respect both the attorney general’s decision and his rebuke regarding the gun clip.
    “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.


    During a Dec. 23 interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre, Gregory displayed what he said was a 30-round magazine as he discussed the role of high-capacity magazines in the Newtown shooting.
    According to D.C. law, it is illegal to possess a large capacity magazine — defined as holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition — even if it is empty. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in in prison.
    Nathan wrote in the letter that while “some misinformation” was provided to NBC initially over the legality of displaying the high-capacity gun magazine, a Metropolitan Police Department employee advised the network showing it on the broadcast would violate D.C. law. “There was no contrary advice from any federal official,” Nathan added.
    The letter stated that the high-capacity magazine was originally returned by NBC to its lawful owner, outside of D.C., before it was surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Dept.
    “OAG also recognizes the cooperation NBC has provided in the investigation of this matter,” Nathan wrote.
    But, Nathan said, NBC should understand that his office’s move not to press charges was “a very close decision and not one to which it came lightly or easily.”
    “Accordingly, NBC and its employees should take meticulous care in the future to ensure that it is in full compliance with D.C. law whether its actions involve firearms or any other potential violation. Repetition by NBC or any employee of any similar or other firearms violation will be prosecuted to the full extent supported by the facts and the law,” he wrote.
    The case went to the District’s office of the attorney general earlier this week after the Metropolitan Police Department completed its investigation into Gregory and “Meet the Press.”



    Read more: No gun magazine charges for David Gregory - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com

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    All citizens are equal, but some are more equal than others...

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    So does that mean anybody else in D.C with no criminal record who has 30 round normal capacity magazines wouldn't be prosecuted because it poses no threat, would not promote public safety nor serve the best interests of the people?
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    he's on their side..

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    a Metropolitan Police Department employee advised the network showing it on the broadcast would violate D.C. law. “
    SO THEY NEW LAW AN BROKE IT ANY WAY . YEA THATS NOIT CRIMINAL INTNENT.

    HEY HONEY IM ONLY GOING TO RAPE YOU BECAUE IM MAKING A TV SHOW THINK THAT WILL FLY???? DONT WORRY I DONT HAVE CRIMINAL RECORD.

    THEY HAD OPTIONS AN ONE WAS NOT FILMING IN DC!!! ALSO HOW AMY PEOPLE HANDLED THAT MAG AN BROKE THE LAW?????????? ALSO IF THERE IN NO HARM WHY IS THE LEGAL OWNER IN POLICE HANDS?????????????????? THEY KNOWLINGLY BROKE THE LAW AGAINST ADVICE OF THE POLICE AN THERE OFF SCOTT FREE. THIS IS PURE BS.

    NOT ONLY DID THEY BREAK LAWS IMO SO IS THE DC PROSICUTER.

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    They ask and were told no, it was a violation of the law.
    So,not only did he break the law, the violation was premeditated.



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    AN THEY GUY WHO GAVE HIMT HE MAG SUPPLIED ILLEAGE MAGS TO HIM HE SHOULD ALSO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

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    Well since the D.C. A.G. won't prosecute, it should be pushed up to the U.S. A.G ! Oh wait.....That's Eric Holder !
    Anyone start to notice a pattern yet??????

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    Meanwhile, the full weight of the law will be applied to a disabled vet who had some similar magazines...

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    No gun magazine charges for David Gregory


    NBC’s David Gregory is off the hook for showing a high-capacity gun magazine on “Meet the Press” and will not be prosecuted, D.C.’s attorney general announced on Friday.
    D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan on Friday said he would decline to prosecute in the case involving the Sunday show host and any NBC staffers. In a letter to NBC’s attorney Lee Levine, Nathan wrote that after reviewing the matter, his office “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 broadcast.

    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.”
    Nathan noted that his office’s decision in this case was also influenced by “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.”
    Still, Nathan said other, legal means should have been used to demonstrate Gregory’s point.
    The NBC show said in a statement to POLITICO that its staffers respect both the attorney general’s decision and his rebuke regarding the gun clip.
    “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.


    During a Dec. 23 interview with National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre, Gregory displayed what he said was a 30-round magazine as he discussed the role of high-capacity magazines in the Newtown shooting.
    According to D.C. law, it is illegal to possess a large capacity magazine — defined as holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition — even if it is empty. The misdemeanor is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in in prison.
    Nathan wrote in the letter that while “some misinformation” was provided to NBC initially over the legality of displaying the high-capacity gun magazine, a Metropolitan Police Department employee advised the network showing it on the broadcast would violate D.C. law. “There was no contrary advice from any federal official,” Nathan added.
    The letter stated that the high-capacity magazine was originally returned by NBC to its lawful owner, outside of D.C., before it was surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Dept.
    “OAG also recognizes the cooperation NBC has provided in the investigation of this matter,” Nathan wrote.
    But, Nathan said, NBC should understand that his office’s move not to press charges was “a very close decision and not one to which it came lightly or easily.”
    “Accordingly, NBC and its employees should take meticulous care in the future to ensure that it is in full compliance with D.C. law whether its actions involve firearms or any other potential violation. Repetition by NBC or any employee of any similar or other firearms violation will be prosecuted to the full extent supported by the facts and the law,” he wrote.
    The case went to the District’s office of the attorney general earlier this week after the Metropolitan Police Department completed its investigation into Gregory and “Meet the Press.”



    Read more: No gun magazine charges for David Gregory - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com

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    "All animals are created equal....some are just more equal than others." George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
    Another truthful quote from Orwell about sums up the current state of affairs for us in the current political situation / climate:
    In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
    George Orwell

    Welcome to National Socialism........
    Bastards!!!!!!!
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