During the December 22nd broadcast of Meet the Press, NBC commentator David Gregory was supposed to be conducting an interview with NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. Instead Gregory brandished a high capacity magazine as he launched into a tirade about the need for new gun laws to prevent public access to such dangerous devices.
In doing so, David Gregory moved beyond his role as a news commentator to that of a gun control advocate as he lambasted Wayne LaPierre and the NRA for their position. He also moved beyond his role as a member of the media into the role of willful criminal.
Because Meet the Press is taped within the District of Columbia, the mere possession of the above mentioned magazine makes David Gregory and all those involved in its procurement guilty of a felony violation of DC's notoriously strict gun laws. The charge is punishable by one year in prison or a $1,000 fine and is considered a felony conviction which causes the offender to be placed on the DC Gun Crime Registry.
Except if you are David Gregory or an associated member of the Liberal media.
Despite videotaped evidence of the crime being committed and the passage of nearly two weeks, David Gregory remains a free man.
To be clear, David Gregory has not surrendered to police nor have the DC Metro Police taken any action against him. He has not been arrested. He has not been charged.
When asked for an explanation of DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier's failure to enforce the rigid gun laws which have until now adhered to a "Zero Tolerance Policy", Metro Police spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump would only respond, "The matter is under investigation".