No charges for Gregory over ammo mag
Move it along, nuthin to see here...
Nice life if you can get it...
WASHINGTON -- NBC journalist David Gregory
...whose wife is good friends with the DC attorney general...
won't face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" news show, District of Columbia prosecutors announced today.
And now it's time for...The Friday Afternoon News Dump.
It was a tempest in a chamber pot.
The city's Office of the Attorney General, which handles low-level crimes, said criminal charges wouldn't serve the public's best interests even though possession of the magazine -- capable of holding up to 30 rounds of ammunition -- was clearly against the law.
In a letter to NBC's lawyer, D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan also said he recognized that the device was intended as a prop to provoke public discussion on gun control following the Connecticut school massacre."Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public" after the shooting and President Barack Obama's address to the nation, the letter said.
Ah, "promoting the first amendment". How...noble of David.
NBC issued a statement Friday that said: "We displayed the empty magazine solely for journalistic purposes to help illuminate 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."
...and drinks are on you, David.
So goes life for a member of the nomenklatura...
Posted by: tu3031 2013-01-12