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January 23, 2013

Two Firearms-Related Misdemeanors

By David E. Petzal

This is all about two infractions of the law, both marginally involving firearms, but with different outcomes.

On Jan. 8, Estelle Margolis, an 86-year-old resident of Norwalk, Connecticut, attended a Westport, Connecticut town meeting on gun control. She carried with her a Red Ryder BB Gun, wrapped in a white cloth, a package of pellets, and a box of .45 ammo. The BB gun was spotted; the police were summoned; and Ms. Margolis was arrested and charged with breach of peace, second degree. The point she wanted to make, she said, was how easy it was to buy a gun. 

Said the Westport Police: “Regardless of what her reasoning was to bring the BB gun rifle [sic] to the meeting, it was a poor decision that created alarm and concern to the public. This incident could clearly have escalated into a tragedy.”

Ms. Margolis has since pled not guilty to the charge against her. She will have her next court date on Feb. 20.

The second infraction of the law was committed by David Gregory, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” In a Dec. 23 interview with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, Gregory brandished a 30-round magazine, despite warnings that it was illegal for him to possess it. Doing so is a misdemeanor, carrying with it a sentence of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

When viewers demanded that the District’s law be enforced, the police conducted a 3-week investigation. It was not disclosed whether they recommended bringing charges, but D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, citing “prosecutorial discretion,” declined to do so. Bringing Gregory to court, he said, “…would not promote public safety in the District of Coumbia, nor serve the best interests of the people.”

Erika Masonhall, director of communications for NBC News, said in a statement that Gregory “…displayed the empty magazine for 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.”

Also declining comment were D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, David Gregory, and myself.

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from TM wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

If you really want a totalitarian state that cracks down on dissidents and other "undesirables," borrow a page from the old Soviet Union. Enact a bunch of laws -- the more the better -- and make them fairly ambiguous. Make them so numerous and so broad that most free individuals would find it difficult to live without breaching one or more of them on a fairly regular basis.

Then (and here's the key point) selectively enforce them. Choose to prosecute only the dissidents or undesirables. Make it widely known that they were prosecuted for "breaking the law" and for "illegal activity." Highlight chapter and verse and explain to everyone that the law was clear as day and that this scofflaw violated it and will be made an example of.

Broad laws plus selective enforcement equals power for the insiders. Just like they want it.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

David, all of the above are idiots ... except, of course, yourself. I would have loved to have seen that stupid old broad try to load her Red Ryder up with .45 bullets. Pfffttt! Har, har, har! Too bad she didn't get into the town hall meeting with her "weaponry" so she could publicly humiliate herself. "Lady, be careful with that! You'll make someone laugh their eye out."

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

What a world we live in.Neither action should have been against the law, but they were.the woman was foolish, Gregory felt he was above the law,"being a journalist". soon they will try to make us a disarmed society, one more tragedy will be exploited,and for the public good we will be forced to make that decision between liberty and safety that Franklin warned us about, may we choose wisely.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Oh, that was no joke, she could have thrown those .45's in the air and shot the primers with the BB gun thus setting the rounds off, randomly hitting people. Yeah, they're idiots, A BB gun is not considered a "firearm" thus buying a BB gun proves NOTHING, sorry no disrespect meant for those older than me but that woman seems to have not much common sense.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Just to clear things up, my above statement about throwing the .45's in the air is a facetious remark, not to be taken seriously or offensively. As for the reporter, tsk, tsk, tsk I hope he gets what he deserves, whether or not you agree with a law you should obey it nonetheless.

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

this blog site absolutely sucks...every time i try to send you a link regarding the Connecticut shooting it sends me back and will not post it!!!! whats the problem!!!

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

and what the flip with the spam filters too?

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from JCB wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Actually a good illustration of the two sets of laws in this country. For the "elitists", clearly breaking the law, no charges. For the lower classes arrest.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The David Gregory incident is inexcusable. If the citizens of the rest of the US are expected to follow the laws in DC then Mr. Gregory is no exception. One can only hope that the attention received as the result of this incident left a foul taste in his mouth for current gun laws, though I doubt it.

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from hengst wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

As a member of the propaganda machine that would make Goebbels jealous did you really think he would be punished.
He could have showed up with a friggin phalanx weapons system and gotten off scott free.

Ignorance everywhere. Like the banning of "bullet buttons" WTH is that anyway, the friggin magazine release? ohh I mean clip or ohhh no I think they are brainwashing me slowly I better go to the range to get my head straight

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

We dont need one thing.

A teacher goes around her class asking each of the kids what do they need at home?

Joey says "A computer." The teacher replies, "That would be very useful."

Jimmy says "A new lawn mower." and gets a similar response.

Little Johnny pops up and says, "At my house we don't need nothing!"

The teacher asks him to think again carefully, as everybody needs something.

Little Johnny replies, “No I'm sure. When Obama was re-elected, I remember my dad saying, 'Well, that's the last f------ thing we needed.’”

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from veeguy wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wayne LaPierre should have done a citizen's arrest on David Gregory. As the complainant, he could have insisted on prosecution. If the DA wouldn't follow through, it would be a glaring example of current laws not being enforced. Even a dyed-in-the-wool liberal might see the irony of that.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Ahh, another fine example of legal contradiction. Thanks Dave, more damn good reasons for me to move the hell out the city!

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from Egg wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Both laws and the way they were applied make a farce of our legal system. This might be a comfort to those of us who own those terribly long, scary looking, AR-type magazines: a "30-round" mag is a figment of the anti-2A crowds' imagination. It is actually a 10-round .458 SOCOM mag. So scribe your base plates and voila, 10-rd mags & screw the anti crowd. I retract this suggestion, as the knee jerks will undoubtedly hurry back to re-write more terrible new law, and the 'BATFElons', will write new rules and Eric Holder will be right there, parading his sorry, contemptuous, indicted arse around, preaching for justice. It's no comfort to know that the point man for our nation's laws has been indicted and DOES NOT take his oath of office as seriously as those of us who do. Have they outlawed free soda refills in NYNY yet? As far as Gregory - He was given a pass because the First Amendment Rights afforded to the mainstream Federal Press were used to justify and validate the lack of infringing upon his Second Amendment Rights, yes his, as well as the rest of the Common Folk's Rights. The right of free speech justified the possession of an inanimate, inert, benign (arbitrarily illegal) piece of property... Truly a VICTORY for our side, frankly.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The lady's deceased husband was the chairman of the local civil liberties union and she is a known activist. Might be a little local politics going on there. Plus, she just looks mean. That alone may be reason enough to stick her with a gun charge.

Heck, who doesn't love David Gregory?

I see nothing wrong here...(sarcasm)

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

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from Douglas wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wait until Andrew Cuomo gets elected president.

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from freeparking wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

"If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows that he can choose his defendants. Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted. With the law books filled with a great assortment of crimes, a prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost anyone" - Robert H. Jackson
Attorney General of the United States (later a Supreme Court Justice)
April 1, 1940

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from deadeyedick wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Geez, Douglas , don't even say such a thing..

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from Mark-1 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

How can you all deny the Ct. Hag doesn't fit the profile of a blood thirsty insurrectionist?

Off to the Gulag with her!!!

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from damo450 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I suppose If Wayne LaPierre was really as up to date on his gun laws as he wants to sound he should have immediately pointed out the infraction and called the police.

That being said I am glad to see David Keene on the talk shows now instead of LaPierre. Between LaPierre, Ted Nugent (although I am a huge fan), and Alex Jones we are not looking like the good upstanding citizens we really are. We look like quick to judge, whack jobs. We need to follow John Wayne's advice "talk low, talk slow, and don't say much". We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. The next "representative" of the gun owners of America needs to sit down, shut up, and let the lefty whacko media types talk themselves into a frenzy and show their true colors. Then give a great response and walk away. Not go into a tyrannical rage spewing off bumper sticker slogans.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Exactly, damo450! Now expect to get slammed with all kinds of red ink because you don't blindly stand behind everything the NRA says and does. I don't buy into that "we must all stand together" BS either. No organization will ever improve if it doesn't criticize itself, especially when criticism is warranted.

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Two more examples of excessive legislation. More legislation just leads to Bigger Government and less Freedom which this Democratic Administration wants! VP, Joe Biden told the NRA that we don't have the man-power to enforce all of the regulations that we currently have but yet his proposed solution is to add more laws. Rational thinking is now a dream. The current Administration refuses to address the important issue of "GUN FREE ZONES!" So the United States continues to use children as bait for evil minded socialpaths who seek out soft targets!

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from Trapper Vic wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

With every inaliable right there is responsibility!None of these nut bags want to be responsible for their mouth or their actions!Common sence on these issues have been flushed down the toilet of absurdity by the far left and the far right.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Agree with Damo!

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from etexan wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Another violation to consider: A sitting Vice-president goes quail hunting in Texas where he shoots his hunting companion, accidentally but still foolishly, garnering nationwide attention. The attention causes scrutiny which reveals he had alcohol at the lunch prior to the accident and then it is discovered he had no hunting license for Texas. Prosecution? Naw, buy the hunting license after the trip is over.

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from firedog11 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

An interesting side note to the David Gregory issue is that a vet who was in DC and had possesion of a 30 rd mag was stopped by LEO in the district and charged with the same law that Gregory violated and knew he violated as DCMPD told them. That vet was convicted of a felony and is now appealing his conviction. This vet violated the law I believe about 6 months prior to the Gregory Incident.
Ontario honker please explain exactly what you are referring to when you mention the NRA. Thanks.
I have tried to reason with the hoplophobes politely and their basic answer is always you don't need a firearm period! only the military and the police do. Last time I read about police and military having the weapons it was in a history book and became a movie called "Schindler's List".

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

not sure if anyone saw this link but i will post it. apparently the so called ar 15 that was blamed for the shooting in conn was not used at all. all the victims were shot with handguns! yes handguns and apparently the shooter did apply for an ar 15 but was turned down in his background check so he shot his mother and took hers!! where is the NRA on this one???
here is the link
www.video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

by the way i tried to post this link several times yesterday and this site would not let me...QUITE FRUSTRATING!!!

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from MReeder wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

There is such a thing as prosecutorial discretion within certain limits. In the case of the 86-year old woman, whatever her motives, one would think that a stern warning would be enough. As ridiculous as any restriction on BB guns might be, I can understand how someone suddenly producing any type of long gun at a public meeting might cause a ruckus. Still, age has its privileges, and unless she makes a habit of doing such things it's hard to see how fining or jailing her advances the cause of justice. On the other hand, if she's pulled similar stunts before and been warned to stop, age is not a cloak of immunity, either.
As for Gregory, while it's tempting to view anything that would shut him up as an improvement in public dialogue, there is no criminal intent that would warrant the expense of prosecution; particularly in a city where violent crime remains rampant, and mostly unprosecuted. On the other hand, if we had a Justice Dept. actually interested in enforcing civil rights and Supreme Court opinions, a good case could be made for taking federal action against the mayor, city council and chief of police for willfully ignoring the Supreme Court decision that found DC's Draconian gun control laws to be unconstitutional.
Ike sent federal marshals to enforce Brown vs. The Board of Education. Eric Holder simply looks on with approval while cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago remain in de facto defiance of District of Columbia vs. Heller. Meanwhile, law-abiding citizens in both cities live in what amounts to shooting galleries, unable to defend themselves against criminals who care even less about gun control laws than they do about laws against murder and armed robbery.

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from Ohio Mountaineer wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

If the lady's point was to show how easy it was to buy a gun then she is probably one of the people that loves the law she will be taken to court for breaking. Hopefully that will change her mind about the rediculous laws that she supports. As far as Gregory goes, he did his homework about the magazine and was told not to do it. He blatenly broke the law and faced no consequences. Does that set a precedent?

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from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

More of Petzal's usual hysterical rhetoric.

Grown-ups with functioning brains, which is a group the senile Petzal has time and time demonstrated he's not a member of, know that TV like movies is about how something looks on-screen not what it actually is. That also includes news, especially when you want to make a point about an item that's not legal to have, you make a reasonable facsimile.

Gregory didn't get prosecuted because there was no way for the DC prosecutors to prove that what he displayed on the air was an actual magazine and not a dummied up piece of plastic built by the prop department.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

We dont need one thing.

A teacher goes around her class asking each of the kids what do they need at home?

Joey says "A computer." The teacher replies, "That would be very useful."

Jimmy says "A new lawn mower." and gets a similar response.

Little Johnny pops up and says, "At my house we don't need nothing!"

The teacher asks him to think again carefully, as everybody needs something.

Little Johnny replies, “No I'm sure. When Obama was re-elected, I remember my dad saying, 'Well, that's the last f------ thing we needed.’”

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from TM wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

If you really want a totalitarian state that cracks down on dissidents and other "undesirables," borrow a page from the old Soviet Union. Enact a bunch of laws -- the more the better -- and make them fairly ambiguous. Make them so numerous and so broad that most free individuals would find it difficult to live without breaching one or more of them on a fairly regular basis.

Then (and here's the key point) selectively enforce them. Choose to prosecute only the dissidents or undesirables. Make it widely known that they were prosecuted for "breaking the law" and for "illegal activity." Highlight chapter and verse and explain to everyone that the law was clear as day and that this scofflaw violated it and will be made an example of.

Broad laws plus selective enforcement equals power for the insiders. Just like they want it.

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from damo450 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I suppose If Wayne LaPierre was really as up to date on his gun laws as he wants to sound he should have immediately pointed out the infraction and called the police.

That being said I am glad to see David Keene on the talk shows now instead of LaPierre. Between LaPierre, Ted Nugent (although I am a huge fan), and Alex Jones we are not looking like the good upstanding citizens we really are. We look like quick to judge, whack jobs. We need to follow John Wayne's advice "talk low, talk slow, and don't say much". We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. The next "representative" of the gun owners of America needs to sit down, shut up, and let the lefty whacko media types talk themselves into a frenzy and show their true colors. Then give a great response and walk away. Not go into a tyrannical rage spewing off bumper sticker slogans.

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from MICHMAN wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Two more examples of excessive legislation. More legislation just leads to Bigger Government and less Freedom which this Democratic Administration wants! VP, Joe Biden told the NRA that we don't have the man-power to enforce all of the regulations that we currently have but yet his proposed solution is to add more laws. Rational thinking is now a dream. The current Administration refuses to address the important issue of "GUN FREE ZONES!" So the United States continues to use children as bait for evil minded socialpaths who seek out soft targets!

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

David, all of the above are idiots ... except, of course, yourself. I would have loved to have seen that stupid old broad try to load her Red Ryder up with .45 bullets. Pfffttt! Har, har, har! Too bad she didn't get into the town hall meeting with her "weaponry" so she could publicly humiliate herself. "Lady, be careful with that! You'll make someone laugh their eye out."

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Exactly, damo450! Now expect to get slammed with all kinds of red ink because you don't blindly stand behind everything the NRA says and does. I don't buy into that "we must all stand together" BS either. No organization will ever improve if it doesn't criticize itself, especially when criticism is warranted.

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from firedog11 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

An interesting side note to the David Gregory issue is that a vet who was in DC and had possesion of a 30 rd mag was stopped by LEO in the district and charged with the same law that Gregory violated and knew he violated as DCMPD told them. That vet was convicted of a felony and is now appealing his conviction. This vet violated the law I believe about 6 months prior to the Gregory Incident.
Ontario honker please explain exactly what you are referring to when you mention the NRA. Thanks.
I have tried to reason with the hoplophobes politely and their basic answer is always you don't need a firearm period! only the military and the police do. Last time I read about police and military having the weapons it was in a history book and became a movie called "Schindler's List".

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from JCB wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Actually a good illustration of the two sets of laws in this country. For the "elitists", clearly breaking the law, no charges. For the lower classes arrest.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The lady's deceased husband was the chairman of the local civil liberties union and she is a known activist. Might be a little local politics going on there. Plus, she just looks mean. That alone may be reason enough to stick her with a gun charge.

Heck, who doesn't love David Gregory?

I see nothing wrong here...(sarcasm)

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from Douglas wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wait until Andrew Cuomo gets elected president.

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from freeparking wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

"If the prosecutor is obliged to choose his cases, it follows that he can choose his defendants. Therein is the most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted. With the law books filled with a great assortment of crimes, a prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost anyone" - Robert H. Jackson
Attorney General of the United States (later a Supreme Court Justice)
April 1, 1940

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from Nyflyangler wrote 1 year 4 weeks ago

More of Petzal's usual hysterical rhetoric.

Grown-ups with functioning brains, which is a group the senile Petzal has time and time demonstrated he's not a member of, know that TV like movies is about how something looks on-screen not what it actually is. That also includes news, especially when you want to make a point about an item that's not legal to have, you make a reasonable facsimile.

Gregory didn't get prosecuted because there was no way for the DC prosecutors to prove that what he displayed on the air was an actual magazine and not a dummied up piece of plastic built by the prop department.

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

What a world we live in.Neither action should have been against the law, but they were.the woman was foolish, Gregory felt he was above the law,"being a journalist". soon they will try to make us a disarmed society, one more tragedy will be exploited,and for the public good we will be forced to make that decision between liberty and safety that Franklin warned us about, may we choose wisely.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Oh, that was no joke, she could have thrown those .45's in the air and shot the primers with the BB gun thus setting the rounds off, randomly hitting people. Yeah, they're idiots, A BB gun is not considered a "firearm" thus buying a BB gun proves NOTHING, sorry no disrespect meant for those older than me but that woman seems to have not much common sense.

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from mspl8sdcntryboy wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

Just to clear things up, my above statement about throwing the .45's in the air is a facetious remark, not to be taken seriously or offensively. As for the reporter, tsk, tsk, tsk I hope he gets what he deserves, whether or not you agree with a law you should obey it nonetheless.

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

this blog site absolutely sucks...every time i try to send you a link regarding the Connecticut shooting it sends me back and will not post it!!!! whats the problem!!!

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

and what the flip with the spam filters too?

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

The David Gregory incident is inexcusable. If the citizens of the rest of the US are expected to follow the laws in DC then Mr. Gregory is no exception. One can only hope that the attention received as the result of this incident left a foul taste in his mouth for current gun laws, though I doubt it.

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from hengst wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

As a member of the propaganda machine that would make Goebbels jealous did you really think he would be punished.
He could have showed up with a friggin phalanx weapons system and gotten off scott free.

Ignorance everywhere. Like the banning of "bullet buttons" WTH is that anyway, the friggin magazine release? ohh I mean clip or ohhh no I think they are brainwashing me slowly I better go to the range to get my head straight

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from veeguy wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Wayne LaPierre should have done a citizen's arrest on David Gregory. As the complainant, he could have insisted on prosecution. If the DA wouldn't follow through, it would be a glaring example of current laws not being enforced. Even a dyed-in-the-wool liberal might see the irony of that.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Ahh, another fine example of legal contradiction. Thanks Dave, more damn good reasons for me to move the hell out the city!

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from Egg wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Both laws and the way they were applied make a farce of our legal system. This might be a comfort to those of us who own those terribly long, scary looking, AR-type magazines: a "30-round" mag is a figment of the anti-2A crowds' imagination. It is actually a 10-round .458 SOCOM mag. So scribe your base plates and voila, 10-rd mags & screw the anti crowd. I retract this suggestion, as the knee jerks will undoubtedly hurry back to re-write more terrible new law, and the 'BATFElons', will write new rules and Eric Holder will be right there, parading his sorry, contemptuous, indicted arse around, preaching for justice. It's no comfort to know that the point man for our nation's laws has been indicted and DOES NOT take his oath of office as seriously as those of us who do. Have they outlawed free soda refills in NYNY yet? As far as Gregory - He was given a pass because the First Amendment Rights afforded to the mainstream Federal Press were used to justify and validate the lack of infringing upon his Second Amendment Rights, yes his, as well as the rest of the Common Folk's Rights. The right of free speech justified the possession of an inanimate, inert, benign (arbitrarily illegal) piece of property... Truly a VICTORY for our side, frankly.

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from yanzi wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Asian dating --- Love always interpretation satisfactorily, it will not make people so this quest. www.lilydating.com

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from deadeyedick wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Geez, Douglas , don't even say such a thing..

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from Mark-1 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

How can you all deny the Ct. Hag doesn't fit the profile of a blood thirsty insurrectionist?

Off to the Gulag with her!!!

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from Trapper Vic wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

With every inaliable right there is responsibility!None of these nut bags want to be responsible for their mouth or their actions!Common sence on these issues have been flushed down the toilet of absurdity by the far left and the far right.

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from Trapper Vic wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Agree with Damo!

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from etexan wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Another violation to consider: A sitting Vice-president goes quail hunting in Texas where he shoots his hunting companion, accidentally but still foolishly, garnering nationwide attention. The attention causes scrutiny which reveals he had alcohol at the lunch prior to the accident and then it is discovered he had no hunting license for Texas. Prosecution? Naw, buy the hunting license after the trip is over.

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

not sure if anyone saw this link but i will post it. apparently the so called ar 15 that was blamed for the shooting in conn was not used at all. all the victims were shot with handguns! yes handguns and apparently the shooter did apply for an ar 15 but was turned down in his background check so he shot his mother and took hers!! where is the NRA on this one???
here is the link
www.video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495

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from coachsjike wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

by the way i tried to post this link several times yesterday and this site would not let me...QUITE FRUSTRATING!!!

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from MReeder wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

There is such a thing as prosecutorial discretion within certain limits. In the case of the 86-year old woman, whatever her motives, one would think that a stern warning would be enough. As ridiculous as any restriction on BB guns might be, I can understand how someone suddenly producing any type of long gun at a public meeting might cause a ruckus. Still, age has its privileges, and unless she makes a habit of doing such things it's hard to see how fining or jailing her advances the cause of justice. On the other hand, if she's pulled similar stunts before and been warned to stop, age is not a cloak of immunity, either.
As for Gregory, while it's tempting to view anything that would shut him up as an improvement in public dialogue, there is no criminal intent that would warrant the expense of prosecution; particularly in a city where violent crime remains rampant, and mostly unprosecuted. On the other hand, if we had a Justice Dept. actually interested in enforcing civil rights and Supreme Court opinions, a good case could be made for taking federal action against the mayor, city council and chief of police for willfully ignoring the Supreme Court decision that found DC's Draconian gun control laws to be unconstitutional.
Ike sent federal marshals to enforce Brown vs. The Board of Education. Eric Holder simply looks on with approval while cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago remain in de facto defiance of District of Columbia vs. Heller. Meanwhile, law-abiding citizens in both cities live in what amounts to shooting galleries, unable to defend themselves against criminals who care even less about gun control laws than they do about laws against murder and armed robbery.

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from Ohio Mountaineer wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

If the lady's point was to show how easy it was to buy a gun then she is probably one of the people that loves the law she will be taken to court for breaking. Hopefully that will change her mind about the rediculous laws that she supports. As far as Gregory goes, he did his homework about the magazine and was told not to do it. He blatenly broke the law and faced no consequences. Does that set a precedent?

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