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  1. 24 Jan '15 13:49
    Is it a double standard?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/david-gregory-affidavit-conservatives-flip
  2. 24 Jan '15 19:31
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Is it a double standard?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/david-gregory-affidavit-conservatives-flip
    I don't know DC gun law, but it seems a tempest in a teapot. The magazine looks to be unloaded, and is about as dangerous as a potato without a matching gun and ammo.
  3. 28 Jan '15 00:24
    Originally posted by normbenign
    I don't know DC gun law, but it seems a tempest in a teapot. The magazine looks to be unloaded, and is about as dangerous as a potato without a matching gun and ammo.
    Interesting, because I remember when I pointed out that a big black man selling loose cigs was not a threat and that it was a stupid law. You told me I was muddying the debate because a law was broken and it was about resisting arrest.
    By your own standard you are muddying the debate. Gregory may not have resisted arrest but that is because an arrest warrant was not issued. This is about enforcing the law in DC. I guess you don't care if an upper class white guy breaks the law, but if a lower class black man does you do care. I'd like to see Tavis Smiley do the same thing as Gregory and see if the result is different.
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Jan '15 02:38
    Originally posted by Metal Brain
    Interesting, because I remember when I pointed out that a big black man selling loose cigs was not a threat and that it was a stupid law. You told me I was muddying the debate because a law was broken and it was about resisting arrest.
    By your own standard you are muddying the debate. Gregory may not have resisted arrest but that is because an arrest w ...[text shortened]... e. I'd like to see Tavis Smiley do the same thing as Gregory and see if the result is different.
    The NRA are hoping to use the law to intimidate opponents. The D.A. refused the arrest warrant because it was clearly ludicrous to prosecute someone for using an unloaded rifle magazine to make a point during a television debate. Had he waved the actual rifle around then that might be a different thing, but he didn't.