Up for Debate: David Gregory's clip

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:47am

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?

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214 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 8:55

It sounded like that to me, Loner.

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 8:57


By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 8:59

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,

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 9:00


By: dargent7 on 12/27/12 at 9:00

Buenos Noches:
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.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:01

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.

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 9:01

Well bfra... if we throw out common sense for the common folk then Gregory should go to jail too... that's the point.

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:02

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?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/27/12 at 9:02

I manage to get the link Ben, but how do you relate the discharge of a gun to an empty clip?

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 9:02

See, "Rule of Law".

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:03

If Gregory broke the law then he needs to be charged. I'm fine with that.

By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 9:06

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.

By: gdiafante on 12/27/12 at 9:07

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?

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 9:09


By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:10

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.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/27/12 at 9:11

I don’t see where stupid laws are technicality, Ben.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:11

75 percent of states ignore mental illness checks for gun buyers


By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 9:11

Ben - Sorry, none of your malarky sites backs up your original comment.

By: BenDover on 12/27/12 at 9:12


By: gdiafante on 12/27/12 at 9:13

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.

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:14

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.

By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 9:15

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.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:15

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.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/27/12 at 9:15

Ben you are getting close to being a nutty troll, with a different approach to you rants.

By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 9:18

Ben & yogi make a good pair & throw bud in as cheerleader.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:18

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.


By: Captain Nemo on 12/27/12 at 9:21

I can see Ben as a b3 troll jumping around with all sorts of wild hallucination trying to prove his nightmarish fury.

By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 9:23

Nemo - Now that paints a comical image! LOL

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:27

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!)

By: dargent7 on 12/27/12 at 9:29

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..

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:31

Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense


By: gdiafante on 12/27/12 at 9:33

Now, don't you go addressing the issue at hand and making sense, darge...

By: dargent7 on 12/27/12 at 9:34

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.

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 9:38

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.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:42

I agree, slacker. How do you like my shiny new pocket protector?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:43

It's genuine patent leather.

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 9:45

Looks good on you nazi.. but your red sharpie is clashing with your green visor.

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:46

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.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:48

Damn. I was trying to look festive, slacker. Thanks for telling me.

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 9:53

''If I had a hammer.. I'd hammer in the morning... I'd hammer in the evening.. all over this landdddddd''

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/27/12 at 9:55

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 9:57

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?

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 9:59

Lizzie Bordon took an axe... and gave David Gregory.. 40 whacks..

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 10:00

Toxicology reports will indicate whether or not the shooter was hammered.

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 10:02

Next week on ''Meet The Press'' David Gregory will arm-wrestle Ted Nugent.

By: yogiman on 12/27/12 at 10:03

Only in the mind of a dictator backer, Loner.

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 10:03

lol loner

By: Loner on 12/27/12 at 10:03

And Slack attacks...with hammer & axe...what a lovely group we have here.

By: bfra on 12/27/12 at 10:07

Hey troll - the would be dictator lost the election. Get with the program!

By: slacker on 12/27/12 at 10:13

''Its a magazine damn it .. not a clip!''...
-The Gun Nut