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Scofflaw David Gregory Busted by Bloggers, MIA From ‘Meet the Press’

Posted on | December 26, 2012 | 19 Comments

Professor William “Just a Blogger” Jacobson is available to accept your high-fives after he helped lead the citizen-journalist posse that exposed David Gregory’s violation of D.C.’s stringent gun laws. Dylan Byers of Politico has the latest network spin:

NBC’s David Gregory, the subject of a now-popular police investigation, is on vacation and will not host this Sunday’s edition of “Meet The Press.” . . .
Gregory’s vacation was scheduled prior to last week’s show, according to NBC. He is scheduled to host the Jan. 5 edition of “Meet the Press.”
NBC News has declined to comment on the investigation.

“According to NBC” — yeah, the gold standard for veracity there, eh? Professor Jacobson has at last verified the Dec. 24 police e-mail:

NBC contacted MPD inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazines is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated.

So, in full knowledge that possession of a 30-round magazine is illegal in D.C. — where Meet the Press is recorded — David Gregory and NBC willfully violated the law just so Gregory could dramatize his anti-Second Amendment lecture to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.

Now . . . the rest of the story: Politico‘s Katie Glueck confirmed that D.C. police denied NBC permission to display the illegal magazine, but TMZ reports that a Meet the Press staffer conspired to circumvent D.C. law by appealing to the feds:

Well-placed law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a staffer from “Meet the Press”  called ATF before the show aired to inquire about the legality of David holding  the empty magazine during a segment on gun control. We’re told the ATF person contacted the D.C. police to find out if the District of Columbia — the  place where the show is broadcast — had a law prohibiting such a display.
Our sources say the D.C. police official informed ATF David could legally show the magazine, provided it was empty. An ATF official then  called the staffer from “Meet the Press” to inform them they could use the magazine.

What? The ATF abetting violation of gun laws?

I’m just shocked by this allegation that the federal agency which helped arm Mexican drug gangs would approve such a clearly illegal scheme.

Is David Gregory really on vacation? Or is he a fugitive from justice?

UPDATE: Evil Blogger Lady has a round-up on this scandal.

UPDATE II: Ed Driscoll rips it up real good.

UPDATE III: More blog commentary from Twitchy, NewsBusters, Hot Air, The Lonely Conservative, Clayton Cramer and I Own the World.

PREVIOUSLY: NBC: Nothing But Criminals



  • Mortimer Snerd

    “So, in full knowledge that possession of a 30-round magazine is illegal in D.C. — where Meet the Press is recorded — David Gregory and NBC willfully violated the law…”
    Git a rope!

  • Scott

    Typical elitist liberal media hack, Gregory thinks he’s doing the world a favor by just showing up.

  • elixelx

    No ropes! Too racist! Especially for a White boy! Get an assault rifle, a wall, and a blindfold!

  • bet0001970

    I know this is off-topic, but Kimberlin made the asshat awards! Go Vote. It’s your duty…

  • Adjoran

    Heh. He’s leading (albeit narrowly so far).

  • Adjoran

    But but but wasn’t it clear to MPD and ATF that the “laws” are for the peasant class and Republicans, and not for the enlightened leftist elite?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Thanks for the link!

  • bet0001970

    I should have waited for McCain to post the next article. It would have been more appropriate in that comment section.

  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Lock him in the monkey-house at the local zoo, he’ll feel right at home there, tossing feces at the passersby.

  • SDN

    If you are against prosecuting Dick Gregory then you must be in favor of voiding the conviction of everyone who has ever been convicted under this statute, and refunding attorney fees and court costs to everyone ever prosecuted under it.

    Unless you’re a Leftist hypocrite who believes laws only apply to those who don’t spout the Party line.

    Which one are you?

  • Mortimer Snerd

    “If you are against prosecuting Dick Gregory…”

    What did HE do? I assume you mean David Gregory. And I’m all for prosecuting him. As I said, git a rope!

    And speaking of leftist hypocrites, did you know that Gregory sends his kids to Sidwell Friends school where according to some articles I’ve seen, they have no less than 11 armed guards, PLUS Secret Service protection for the First Daughters, who also attend there.

  • Mortimer Snerd

    OK, provided, of course, the assault rifle doesn’t have one of those nasty high-capacity magazines.

  • Quartermaster

    The entire detail of 12 men should have 30 round mags and they should be required to empty them with deliberate and aimed fire.
    Note that I did not say “30 bullet” mags.

  • David Lentz

    Hopothetical, same high capacity New York Times style magazine clip, but instead of David Gregory waving it on air, put the magazine in the hands of his quest Wayne LaPierre.
    So how many seconds would it have taken the DCPD to get a warrant and how high would the bail be for LaPierre?

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