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"we need stricter gun laws"..."but don't arrest this guy who violated existing gun laws on live tv"

Why should people demanding stricter laws be taken seriously when they are campaigning left and right for someone who willfully violated them on national tv to not be prosecuted?

The TLDR: David Gregory brandished a 30 round magazine on NBC's Meet The Press in the city limits of a city which outlaws 30 round magazines. NBC asked for police permission before the show and were DENIED. It is now being investigated.

The fallout - anti-gun bloggers, editorialists and journalists across the net are insisting he doesn't deserve to be prosecuted because he did it for a "good cause".  The same anti-gun bloggers, editorialists and journalists insisting we need stricter laws.  So why, if the laws are so important, is it ok to make exceptions for other anti-gun journalists?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 9:20 PM on Dec. 31, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You got me. It does seem to be hypocritical, doesn't it?

    Answer by Dardenella at 9:36 PM on Dec. 31, 2012

  • Gotta love the liberal media double standard.... it seems that is the only standard they have left.

    Answer by 29again at 10:18 PM on Dec. 31, 2012

  • i guess when you think you are making a good point its okay to break the law.

    you think if i start smoking pot since i want to make a point about how easy it is to get illegal drugs, they'd not persecute me?

    Answer by okmanders at 12:05 AM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • There will be no punishment on that guy. They will claim "opps, just a misunderstanding is all, our bad." I do wonder how that guy was able to get that clip. Wash DC has the toughest gun laws, next to Illinois. If anything they will probably fine them a couple grand. But the reporter will ot get charged with anything like you or I would if we did that.


    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:33 AM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • Not sure what the liberal media has to do with it- but anyway.
    I'm not surprised by the flip flopping-some people have no conviction.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:12 AM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • Sooo... we need more gun control laws so that we can also ignore those when it suits our needs? Okay, point taken. Good to know.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:27 AM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • Not sure what the liberal media has to do with it-

    In this particular case, it would aptly describe both the journalist who broke the law to try and ambush the head of the NRA on tv, and the assorted journalists defending him for it, because they don't like the NRA, either.

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 11:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • def hypocritical, almost as bad as Diane Feinstein conceal carrying and toting anti-gun laws. double standard much? pisses me the heck off, not to mention all of my friends are firm supporters of the 2nd amendment, and guess what? the Supreme court has ruled in our favor, the 2nd has practical applications in the current times. we can own and defend ourselves, Feinstein can suck it. there's a petition floating around to get her impeached, but not sure if it has enough siggies to make it. be nice to see her go, finally. sorry NP, deviated a bit. but this guy is an idiot, he asked, the show guys said sure, but big thing, how can they prove if it was pre-ban or not. still, he needs at least fines. dunno

    Answer by Fushithedruid at 4:54 PM on Jan. 1, 2013

  • Not sure what the liberal media has to do with it-

    Because if someone on Fox News had done the same, they probably would be charged and prosecuted IMO

    Answer by DSamuels at 9:32 AM on Jan. 2, 2013

  • ....just shaking my head.......


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2013

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