Conservative lawyer offers to defend NBC's David Gregory on 2nd Amendment grounds

Twitter user and lawyer Aaron Walker has graciously offered to defend NBC’s David Gregory, who is now under investigation by Washington DC police for brandishing a high-capacity magazine on Meet the Press yesterday.

Walker (whose Twitter handle is @AaronWorthing) says that Gregory’s lawyer should argue that the DC assault weapon ban violates the Second Amendment of the US Constitution:

  • Bob Cordon

    Just plead insanity. You ARE nuts.

  • almarquardt

    That. Is. Awesome.

  • DanStlMo

    I say we start a Legal Defense fund and encourage the NRA to defend him.

    • Melvin Ellington

      Let him spend his own money, just like Emily Miller.

  • Rob Ramcharan

    Actually, a few months in the slammer might improve the quality of his reporting. Just sayin’…

    • Julie Jewels

      Might also increase the diameter of his body orifices.

      • Just Another Guy

        He already has shown us what a big a**hole he is…

        • Walter Westmoreland


        • erehwon

          Bada-bing bada-BOOM!

    • Just Another Guy

      New perspectives gained…on why armed citizens aren’t usually selected as victims.
      I think he should get the full 12 months for so flagrantly violating the law

      Unless, of course, Gregory might think there is something to that 2nd Amendment thing….

    • GOP_NYC

      It would certainly improve the quality of “Meet the Press”, which has been on a downward trajectory — in both quality and viewership — since Tim Russerts death.

      ‘if its Sunday, it must be time to watch the football pre-game shows or the Sunday movie….ANYTHING but that moron on “Meet the Press”.”

      Too bad Saturday Night Live is on the same network . Gregory’s stupidity and hypocrisy would make great fodder for a satire routine.

  • Donald Arey III

    The fine is actually very stiff. 1000 bucks or a year in jail, just for carrying an empty 30 round magazine in DC. I hope they prosecute him, and Mr Worthing gets taken up on his offer. It would make for some great news reporting about how useless draconian gun laws are, and how easily ensnared the ignorant can be. The fact that DC would probably lose in a spectacular fashion makes me think that Gregory and Worthing don’t have much to be worried about.

    • Just Another Guy

      that is “arrogant” not “ignorant” as it applies to Gregory.

      • Rob Ramcharan

        As Mr. Gregory demonstrates so well, it is possible to be both.

        • Just Another Guy

          I’ll give that a “two thumbs up” 😉

  • ricci

    let his stances on the constitution defend him so he sees how far that gets him………makes you ask who the substitute for the show “meet the depressed” might be tho

    • GaryTheBrave

      The substitute may be Chris Matthews.

  • Steve_J

    If Gregory has any backbone and a true belief in his anti gun position he will man up and face the consequences of breaking the DC law. However, I would expect he will crawfish his way out of this problem.

    • mwill

      if he’s true to his beliefs he’ll plead guilty.

      • Scott Simmons

        Never happen… he’s a typical MSM elitist hypocrite.

        • CherDash

          Yep, he’s a hypocrite. His kid(s) go to the same school the Obama girls go to. The very school that has 11 armed guards, plus Secret Service for the Obamas.

  • Marty Luther

    @davidgregory Now that you are hoist with your own petard maybe you should come out in favor of the right to own petards.

  • Donald Arey III

    I’m starting to wonder if there is even a 2nd amendment defense for Gregory. If would take quite a stretch to claim that an empty magazine constitutes an “Arm” that we have a right to bear. I’m probably wrong and I invite education.

    • Hiraghm

      But, said magazines are necessary for bearing arms, and therefore their banishment would constitute an infringement of the right.

      • Just Another Guy

        As does ammunition. All that nonsense for “controlling bullets” violates the 2nd as well. It says “arms” not “metal pipes.” Arms imply ammunition as appropriate.

    • TugboatPhil

      I would say that if the magazine alone is grounds for violating the law, then it would have to be an “arm” by default.

    • Big Goober

      Donald, Even the magazine is a violation of the D.C. law.

  • HARP2

    Put him in a cell with a guy called Bubba.

    • lainer51

      is Clinton in jail?

    • GaryTheBrave

      No, he should be put in the same cell as a prisoner named LadyBoy.

      • disqus_ys7YLGvSbv

        He has a perdy mouth.

    • disqus_ys7YLGvSbv

      Don’t drop the soap.

  • TocksNedlog

    It would be just like an ACLU lawyer to argue a 1st Amendment right to use an outlawed high-capacity magazine as a prop.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Nothing wrong with using a photograph… hell, Karl Rove may have even loaned Gregory the use of the ‘whiteboard’!

  • vino veritas

    I think this chattering CNN chimp might have just re-defined the phrase: Shooting yourself in the foot. Wonder how long it will take for his bosses to unceremoniously dump his sorry butt out of embarrassment?

    • mickeyco

      Wouldn’t it be lovely?

    • lainer51

      he will just slither on over to MSNBC and not miss a paycheck!

    • thetreyman

      i believe he works for NBC. at least that is where meet the press is aired, the show he hosts.

    • Rob Ramcharan

      Hey, I don’t like him, either. But why is it necessary to slander chimps?

  • $35072932

    Police probe NBC’s David Gregory on gun clip

    The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.

    “There are D.C. code violations, D.C. code restrictions on guns, ammunition. We are investigating this matter. Beyond the scope of that, I can’t comment any further,” he said.

  • dmart81

    Gregory looks like a monkey

  • Benjamin Wilhelm

    Will someone please ask him how he thinks a ban is effective if he is able to violate it so brazenly?

  • Ethan Glover

    To be fair a 5 year old could defend him properly. The problem is getting a well informed jury. …Now THAT’S hard to come by.
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  • fivebyfive

    laws for thee not for ME

  • ember

    This is so sweet. Does DG believe in God? “Cause I see the ironic humor of the Almighty at work. lol

  • People Corporation

    Mother of all backfires – sucker of communist ass brandishes an illegal weapon on TV to help scare the public into circumventing the 2nd amendment, gets busted and has to argue that the law is a violation of his 2nd amendment right.

  • tredglx

    Anybody else think he’d rather go to jail than plead his case on 2nd Amendment rights?

  • BeeKaaay

    As a leftwingwacko, he is stuck. If he makes a 2nd amendment defense, he proves us right. If he makes a 1st amendment defense, he loses his leftwingwackoism credentials, since leftwingwackos hate the 1st amendment.

  • BeyondPolls

    Good one!

  • sqeptiq

    What’s amusing is conservatives see and hate Gregory as a liberal, though he’s no liberal. Gregory would be well advised to spurn this offer of help. Likely the conservative attorney would throw the case and chortle with glee as Gregory went off to jail. Most conservatives are spiteful and dishonest on a personal level, always looking for a way to screw over anyone they see as liberal.

    • La’Milton

      If you think conservatves are bad, wait till you meet a liberal!

    • Jerrybear

      Would a conservative be so vicious to someone who has an opposing viewpoint? For the most part, that is the domain of the left. Attack, smear, get emotional. NBC is the most left wing major news conglomerate. Gregory would not have a job if he wasn’t a good establishment liberal.

      • sqeptiq

        Yes. Conservatives routinely commit acts of cruelty and violence against liberals and, what’s more, brag about it. Liberals by contrast rarely go beyond harsh words. Sometimes liberals give conservatives sincere and useful help, as when the ACLU represents ultraconservative groups on First Amendment issues. Conservatives aren’t high-minded like that. Their attitude is “Screw all liberals” and they’re proud of it.

    • tredglx

      Is your username pronounced ‘septic?’
      …it should be.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Not to worry–I’m sure Gregory’s pal Obamuh will direct his pal Holder and the DOJ to let him off the hook.

  • edward cropper

    Every time I hear of a lawyer volunteering to defend a case, jokes automatically start coming to my mind.

    Q: Why did God invent lawyers?
    A: So that real estate agents would have someone to look down on.

    Q: What’s the difference between a vacuum cleaner and a lawyer on a motorcycle?
    A: The vacuum cleaner has the dirt bag on the inside.

    Q: What’ the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee?
    A: A boxing referee doesn’t get paid more for a longer fight.

    Q: What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?
    A: A bad lawyer makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even longer.


    You might defend him from the long arm of the law, but you can’t defend his stupidity and his sloppy work habits OR his blatant hypocrisy.

    The guy hammered Wayne LaPierre for proposing federally-funded armed guards for schools, a program that was ALREADY IN PLACE in some places because of a proposal by BILL CLINTON on the one year anniversary of the Columbine shootings. (Funding for which was CANCELLED by the Obama Administration, a fact that Gregory conveniently overlooked in his “research”, or what passes for it in his case.)

    On top of that, Gregory’s kids go to a school with 10+ armed guards on staff, PLUS Secret Service for dignitaries.

    $10 will get you $20 the little punk Gregory doesn’t even address these matters in Sunday’s program. NBC should fire his a$$, but you know they won’t.

  • MorseAlhambra

    Oh, heck, Aaron Worthing, I *do* want to see David Gregory to go to jail! I want to see him make that perp walk! I want to see him dragged in handcuffs as a dangerous gun criminal in front of a judge and sentenced to months in the lockup! Then, when he gets out, he’ll have a much, much more informed opinion on the concept of “self defense.”

  • Paul Bartomioli

    relax. there will be no prosecution of David Gregory. This case will die in a black hole, somewhere.

  • Jerrybear

    I don’t think ARs are illegal in Colorado. You can get them in CA for Heaven’s sake. They want them banned because they look scary and look like they’re automatic. They are not. CA limits the capacity to 10 rounds which can be swapped very quickly if you have practiced at it. You can find a 30 round mag from the black market or make one yourself with a little knowledge of metal working. It is the simplest mechanism of the gun. Have fun passing laws that won’t do much.