I want to thank David Gregory for sacrificing himself in the gun debate for demonstrating why more gun laws are useless. Of course, you know who David gregory is, he’s the “Meet the Press” TV show host who broke the law when he brought what appears to be a 30-round magazine for an AR-15 style weapon into the District of Columbia where even just possession of of a “large capacity magazine” whether it has rounds in it or if it’s attached to a weapon or not.
Journalists everywhere are condemning pro-gun folks for pushing for the arrest and punishment of Gregory for this crime. The latest is from a link sent to us by Old Trooper to Politico in which Dylan Byers writes;
Those who argue that the investigation is ludicrous have a point: Showing an empty gun magazine on television, though illegal in Washington, D.C., was hardly going to harm anyone. As Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote, it’s hard to think of a sillier use of investigative resources.
But it’s also hard to blame the other side for asking that laws be upheld and applied to all — especially at a time when so many in the media seem to be pushing for more of those laws.
The Gregory investigation may have started as a “non-story,” but that’s no longer the case. There are some folks on the right who still care about the outcome, and are ready to cite it as precedent if it goes Gregory’s way.
So since no one wants to punish Gregory for his obvious violation of a gun law enacted, ostensibly, to protect the public, why do we need more gun laws? Obviously, it’s like the pro-gun folks have always said – there are enough laws to restrict guns, but law enforcement is reluctant to use the exiting laws. If they’re not going to arrest and prosecute David Gregory, why is there even a law to keep a perfectly harmless item while it’s in the District and in Gregory’s perfectly manicured grasp, out of the hands of DC residents?
Gregory should be working to change the law – that’s what he’d do on any other issue which he had flagrantly disregarded. Someone in DC law enforcement should ask themselves if they’re profiling in this case, because Gregory is a pretty white boy who obviously meant no one any harm, as opposed to someone else in DC they may want to prosecute for the crime in other circumstances.