What do you make of David Gregory flashing what he described as a "30-round magazine" on "Meet The Press"? Did he violate the law? If so, what's worse: that he displayed the magazine or that he could apparently get it easily?
It sounded like that to me, Loner.
Ben - I know there are some "stupid" laws on the books, but if someone breaks the law, that is not a technicality, that is a fact,
I didn't watch "Meet the Press" so didn't see it.
David is a good, respectable anchor on The Today show.
MTP is too sterile and redundant.
I'm sure his producer or "gal Friday" obtained the magazine.
It was a good idea to show it on the air so people know what 30 bullets in a clip look like.
He should of showed it loaded in an AR-15 or Glock to really show people what these psychoscan buy and carry to kill.
gD asked "why would anyone need assault weapons?"
Easy answer: FEAR. Overcompensation for shrunken testicles. All rooted in a flimsy psychological makeup. IMO.
Ben, sometimes those sort of sentences happen when a felon needs to be put back behind bars and they find a good way to do it. I wouldn't be defending someone who was convicted of burglaries and a suspect in several other crimes. But hey, the NRA lobbies to give this guy gun rights.
Well bfra... if we throw out common sense for the common folk then Gregory should go to jail too... that's the point.
Ben, the incident that you referred to happened in FL, a stand your ground state...why didn't George Zimmerman face the same mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison? Something goofy here...but hey, that's the Sunshine State, one of the red states...or has it gone blue, thanks to the blacks?
I manage to get the link Ben, but how do you relate the discharge of a gun to an empty clip?
See, "Rule of Law".
If Gregory broke the law then he needs to be charged. I'm fine with that.
Ben is cllutching for straws because he can't find anyone incarcerated on a technicality. Ben if someone breaks the law, even if it is a "stupid" law, that is NOT a technicality.
I'm sorry Ben, I must have missed the part where it was established that our judicial system is perfect. Could you provide that link too?
Ben went from the reducto ad absurdum to the non sequitur....this is entertaining....and I believe that Ben is stuffing some NRA hay into a strawman....then, like the wicked witch of the North, he'll ask the scarecrow if he'd like a little fire.
Darge, good points. Gregory's producers should have asked the cops to bring in a display of clips, rounds, hand guns and long guns....the cops would probably have welcomed the PR opportunity...somebody blew it.
I don’t see where stupid laws are technicality, Ben.
75 percent of states ignore mental illness checks for gun buyers
Ben - Sorry, none of your malarky sites backs up your original comment.
Now he's just cherry picking the most absurd things...he's master of the absurd. But hey, he's got his NRA marching orders...change the conversation.
They jailed Tommy Chong, for endorsing a line of bongs...they might jail Gregory for showing his audience what a 30-round clip looks like...good thing MItt Romney lost, or David Gregory would be sweating bullets right about now.
Blanket - I have been at Gun Shows & watched sales made out of trunks of cars, etc., where the buyer produced the money & walked off with the gun or guns. There definitely was no background or mental test. Authorities should be all over gun shows. Same goes for lots of dealers.
Ben is not worried about the NRA lobbying to give felons guns and for states not doing background checks for mental illness. Instead he wants to find some absurd instances as a defense. How pathetic.
Ben you are getting close to being a nutty troll, with a different approach to you rants.
Ben & yogi make a good pair & throw bud in as cheerleader.
The amount of money available today for studying the impact of firearms is a fraction of what it was in the mid-1990s, and the number of scientists toiling in the field has dwindled to just a handful as a result, researchers say.
The dearth of money can be traced in large measure to a clash between public health scientists and the N.R.A. in the mid-1990s. At the time, Dr. Rosenberg and others at the C.D.C. were becoming increasingly assertive about the importance of studying gun-related injuries and deaths as a public health phenomenon, financing studies that found, for example, having a gun in the house, rather than conferring protection, significantly increased the risk of homicide by a family member or intimate acquaintance.
I can see Ben as a b3 troll jumping around with all sorts of wild hallucination trying to prove his nightmarish fury.
Nemo - Now that paints a comical image! LOL
Being a retired mailman, not a gunner, when I first saw a headline on Google News, about a kerfuffle involving Dave Gregory and a "gun magazine"? I thought, you mean, Guns & Ammo?....or, American Rifleman? (Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck....Woo, woo, woo!)
This conversation is getting nutty.
Showing a clip on tv isn't a felony, loaded or empty.
It's like showing a box of armor piercing bullets or a shotgun shell..
They're harmless unless loaded into something that's also harmless by itself.
Put the two together and now we're talking lethal.
Even if Gregory shot the entire clip into a dummy, it's good journalism to show what these weapons,speed, timing, can do to a crash test dummy..
Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense
Now, don't you go addressing the issue at hand and making sense, darge...
Loner: It was "The Wicked Witch of the West".
The Witch of the North was Glenda, the good witch.
The sister of the West was "The East" which the house fell on.
No South Witch.
No wonder people on your mail route didn't get their mail.
The D.C. police, should issue Gregory some type of misdemeanor citation, for knowingly violating a gun law, and be done with this.
I doubt that the gun nutters turned Grego in, seeing how it was on national tv, the authorities probably picked up on it.
Being warned in advance, Gregory put the D.C. police in a position of having to act on this stunt.
I agree, slacker. How do you like my shiny new pocket protector?
It's genuine patent leather.
Looks good on you nazi.. but your red sharpie is clashing with your green visor.
Darge, the conversation is indeed getting nutty...but gun-nuts are one of the contestants in this absurd game show....I try to see the humor in the macabre...it's not funny, but their is irony, hypocrisy and absurdity...and that is the stuff that humor is composed of.
But the humor ends, when an ex-con can easily amass a lethal arsenal...as was the case in Webster, NY. That deranged shooter would never have passed a background check; I hope that the cops trace the source of those weapons and the ammunition.... and those responsible or culpable are held accountable.
Whoever let the guy out of prison ought to be held accountable as well; he had killed his grandmother, with a hammer....he should have died in prison; not been allowed to return to the scene of the crime and live there, terrorizing the neighbors.
Damn. I was trying to look festive, slacker. Thanks for telling me.
''If I had a hammer.. I'd hammer in the morning... I'd hammer in the evening.. all over this landdddddd''
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.
Darge, you are absolutely right...I forgot which witch was which, which witch was wicked, which witch wasn't wicked, I did a wicked witch switch....my apologies to all concerned.
Ben Dover is the unmentioned Southern Witch?...I should have went with my instincts on that one (Ben as the wicked witch of the South)...I threw that "North" thing in there without checking a credible source....sloppy journalism....I'll try to do better in the future.
Ben Dover as the Wicked Warlock of the South?
Lizzie Bordon took an axe... and gave David Gregory.. 40 whacks..
Toxicology reports will indicate whether or not the shooter was hammered.
Next week on ''Meet The Press'' David Gregory will arm-wrestle Ted Nugent.
Only in the mind of a dictator backer, Loner.
And Slack attacks...with hammer & axe...what a lovely group we have here.
Hey troll - the would be dictator lost the election. Get with the program!
''Its a magazine damn it .. not a clip!''...
-The Gun Nut