NBC’s Gregory off the hook for possessing illegal gun magazine

david-gregory-meet-the-press-ar15-magazine-121223In an utterly anticlimactic end to a rather fun story we knew would go nowhere, the D.C. attorney general will not prosecute NBC’s David Gregory for possession of a banned high capacity ammunition magazine.  Boo, hiss. And don’t bother speculating if you or I would be afforded the same leniency, we aren’t members of the hypocritical, anti-gun, media elite.

During a Dec. “Meet the Press” interview with Wayne LaPierre from the NRA, Gregory held up the illegal magazine and asked LaPierre if he would support reducing ammunition capacity.

Shortly after the interview, when viewers were screaming for legal action, the D.C. Metro police opened an official felony investigation, and a White House petition calling for charges to be brought against Gregory received a whopping 18, 479 signatures as of this writing.

However, in a letter to NBC, the D.C. Attorney General, Irvin Nathan, said 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,” reported Politico. Nathan continued, adding, “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.”

If it makes you feel any better, Politico reported Nathan also 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.”

Blah, blah, blah. Gregory is off the hook for possessing an illegal magazine, but the gun control debate for further bans is alive and well. Truly the height of hypocrisy.

Read the D.C. Attorney General’s letter here.

Previous stories:

David Gregory’s ‘oops’ with a banned 30-round gun magazine

David Gregory, under ‘felony investigation,’ scores interview with Obama

 

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed
About Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR

  • Tracy

    OH, I KNOW that I would have been tackled, handcuffed & hauled off to jail!

  • d_old_man

    Of course. A "normal" person, for lack of a better word, would have been have been thrown in the slammer, without bail…and we'd be awaiting a rigged trial. GOP member would get 10 years….DFLer gets off scott-free. Hypocrisy at its finest in DC.

    • Tracy

      *thumbs up*

    • MJG

      Dick is just being himself…A DICK!!!!!!

  • Hank Sha

    so hr used the First Amendment to illegally attack the Second amendment……the perp walks..there is no justice.

    • Tracy

      Agree!