Pages

Jump to bottom

9 comments

1 wrenchwench  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 9:08:00am

I don't think you can pardon someone who has not been convicted. Let's hope it doesn't get that far. Someone could have the charges thrown out, but I think it would have to be a judge in that jurisdiction. I hope we don't even see charges filed.

2 Political Atheist  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 9:10:02am

re: #1 wrenchwench

I suspect we will not see them filed, but of course if the Presidents office just signaled intent, dead case right there. Journalists should be an exception to simple possession for the purpose of journalism.

3 steve_davis  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 10:24:40am

re: #2 Political Atheist

It's very, very dangerous for a president to signal intent on a criminal matter. It smacks of croneyism to tell people "well, you might as well find him innocent because I'll pardon him regardless."

4 Political Atheist  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 10:31:05am

re: #3 steve_davis

It's very, very dangerous for a president to signal intent on a criminal matter. It smacks of croneyism to tell people "well, you might as well find him innocent because I'll pardon him regardless."

Meh. It's a trivial crime in that circumstance. Not a gun or bullet in the room. The danger should be proportionate. But you may be right-Wait for a conviction. Then pardon him. His violation was in the service of public safety.

5 KingKenrod  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 11:05:13am

Let the police investigate - at the very least they should confiscate the clip if it is still in DC. Just because Gregory showed the clip doesn't mean that he owns it, that he transported it into DC, that he purchased it legally, or that he (or someone on his staff) possesses an illegal weapon the clip could be used in. Usually if someone wants to display illegal items for a legal purpose (like education) they will arrange for an officer to transport the item and be present.

6 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 11:05:35am

If you look at the video of Gregory holding up the "magazine" the bottom as well as the top is open. There is no floor plate or spring or even a bottom plate to the "magazine," it is merely the sidewall shell of one. You can see the feed lips at the top of the "magazine" so he is holding it upright in the correct direction.

What he had could only be considered a prop since it could neither hold nor feed bullets, it is only a hollow rectangular shell of metal. Look closely, he is holding it up with his thumb inserted into the bottom opening where the bottom plate used to be. No bottom plate means no spring or floor plate either since they attach to the bottom plate and would fall out without one.

This is just another tempest in a teapot, instead of discussing what Gregory and LaPierre said on the show they now have people discussing whether Gregory broke the law.

Which by the way he didn't.

7 calochortus  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 1:56:51pm

I have no idea what a full magazine would weigh, but he handles that thing like it weighs maybe 3 or 4 oz. at most. I'm guessing it's empty.

8 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 2:54:22pm

re: #7 calochortus

I have no idea what a full magazine would weigh, but he handles that thing like it weighs maybe 3 or 4 oz. at most. I'm guessing it's empty.

Empty or not it would still be a magazine, the law does not care if it is loaded with bullets or not.

The point is that a magazine like that has four parts, the shell, the bottom (floor) plate, the spring, and the follower. The only thing Gregory has in his hand is the shell, the other three parts have been removed so that it is not a functional magazine.

Go to page 28 of this PDF to see what I am talking about, it shows how to disassemble the magazine for cleaning.
[Link: www.windhamweaponry.com...]

9 calochortus  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 3:51:41pm

re: #8 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Thanks.
You may notice that I know exactly nothing about guns. I have nothing against people hunting, or even under certain circumstances, keeping a gun for protection. It's just not a way I want to spend my time and effort, and fortunately for me, I don't have to. However, it's nice to have folks to provide that info when I need it.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
Thanos
Fallout 4: Is the Transistor a Symbol of Peace?
It's a retro-future future... Today's episode has been sponsored by Squarespace. For more information, visit squarespace.com Tweet us! bit.lyIdea Channel Facebook! bit.lyTalk about this episode on reddit! bit.lyIdea Channel IRC! bit.lyEmail us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Fallout’s unique brand ...

24 minutes ago
Views: 46 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
HappyWarrior
A Photo Depository For Lizards Interested in Family History
So some of us were talking and decided it would be a neat idea to have a thread filled with old photos of family history. I'll post a photo as well an accompanying article about my great grandfather's blacksmtih shop. ...

9 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 145 • Comments: 34 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Laws Written by Men to Protect Women Deserve Scrutiny, Supreme Court Told
History holds a lesson for the Supreme Court, the brief warns: Be skeptical of laws protecting women that are written by men. The nation’s past is littered with such statutes, say the historians who filed the friend-of-the-court brief, and ...

11 hours, 51 minutes ago
Views: 157 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
Great White Snark
Canadians Learn Arabic to Give Syrian Refugees a Warm Welcome
A timely reminder some real angels walk among us. Simple human angels of mercy for the distressed. Canadian David Foster developed a passion for Arabic ten years ago, while he was working for an international company in Sudan. Now, he ...

1 day ago
Views: 319 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 21 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
mishuga
Ted Nugent: Jew(ish Politician)s = Nazis
Ted Nugent singled out 12 Jewish-American politicians, complete with a graphic depicting each of the politicians alongside an Israeli flag, for supporting gun control and other crimes. The post, which has been shared more than 4,000 times and liked more ...

2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 348 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Why We Need to Think Beyond Roe v. Wade - Pacific Standard
For the immigrant mothers—Dolores Madrigal, the lead plaintiff, and the nine others named in the suit, and countless others whose names we will not know—the story was more complex, the culpable more numerous. First, there were the doctors and ...

2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 344 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Are Pets Really Good for Us? - Pacific Standard
We just adopted a dog, meaning I'm now a pet owner, meaning I'm now responsible for another living creature. It's weird. Her name is Bella. She's a pit bull mixed with something that is not a pit bull, and ...

2 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 323 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
Thanos
DNA Study of First Ancient African Genome Flawed, Researchers Report
True science is often about finding errors, mistakes, and bad data and correcting it. As it turns out, the data produced by the program used to map Mota’s DNA came in a format that had to be tweaked before the ...

4 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 681 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 39 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
The NFL Wants You to Think These Things Are Illegal
The voiceover in the clip says: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent ...

4 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 843 • Comments: 4 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 93 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
Future Islands - the Chase
Filmed live at The Music Farm in Charleston, SC on April 14, 2015 by Allen Alcantara on a GoPro Hero4. US Tour Crew:Live Sound: Dan FromeLighting Designer: Phil WeinholtTour Manager: Allen AlcantaraKing of Shirts: Dan GaetaLive drums: Michael Lowry ...

5 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 475 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0