Pages

9 comments

Jump to bottom
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.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
Take advantage of our end-of-the-year subscription special, and save 25% off the normal subscription price! For a limited time, one-year ad-free subscriptions are just $59.95. Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing now and save!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

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: 2014-12-15 2:06 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Randall Gross
Cuba’s Parliament Backs Move to Re-Establish Diplomatic Ties With U.S.
The Cuban national assembly announced on Friday that it would back the agreement of President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago. "In the name of the ...

1 hour, 5 minutes ago
Views: 50 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
FemNaziBitch
‘God Loves Women Who Have Abortions’: The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot
The New York legislature had just failed to pass an incremental reform to the state's strict anti-abortion law, leaving the status quo in place. At that time, deaths resulting from illegal abortions accounted for 42 percent of New York ...

2 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 442 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 25 • Rating: 0
Rightwingconspirator
Blackmores Night-Christmas Music Olde And New At The Same Time
Spotify Youtube

3 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 218 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Lumberhead
A History of Thugs
Civilization is imperiled. Demonic dark-skinned criminals exult in seizing property and security. Only a vanguard of brave uniformed officers can take them off the streets and restore order. It is 1835, and whites are finally confronting what Mark Twain ...

1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 662 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 1
Romantic Heretic
It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas
As always, Fairytale of New York makes me realize what time of the year it is.

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 414 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
Dark_Falcon
The College Rape Overcorrection
This is the article I promised to post this morning. The quoted passage is from the second section, "2. An Overcorrection". We are told that one of the most dangerous places for a young woman in America today is a ...

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 733 • Comments: 11
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
cinesimon
Charles Barkley and the Plague of ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks
theatlantic.com

1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 760 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
 Frank says:

Why doncha come on over to the house and I'll show 'em to ya? -- Senate hearing on pornography in music, when Sen. Paula Hawkins from Florida said ... "I'd like to see what kind of toys your children play with."