The Washington Post is reporting that Washington, D.C., police have finished their investigation of David Gregory following his brandishing of a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Press. The case has been turned over to the District of Columbia’s prosecutorial authorities, who must now decide how aggressively to prosecute their strict gun control laws. So what happens next? Well, according to the Post:

The question of how to proceed now rests with the office of Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, which oversees prosecutions of some low-level offenses. A spokesman for Nathan said the office would not comment until a decision was made.

Whether Nathan decides to do anything is anyone’s guess. However, given the severity of the recommended punishment, he would have some explaining to do if he chooses to ignore it.  According to the report:

Possessing a magazine capable of holding 10 or more bullets, even if empty, is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

So, Attorney General Nathan, how dangerous do you think that ammo clip is to your citizens? It’s time to decide.

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  • Canadian in USA

    Not holding my breath.

  • sqeptiq

    David Gregory should be held accountable under the law. There ought not be impunity for famous people, media figures, etc.

    • Kevin Krom

      I’ve heard it said that the easiest way to get a bad law overturned is to enforce it strictly.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Well, a misdemeanor by definition is a crime which is punishable by UP TO one year in prison,so there’s no sense making much hay over that.

  • Jack Deth

    Hell, a long weekend in D.C.’s Second District lockup would work wonders. Though I’d like to see him do a year at Mecklenberg, VA. Just to make him an “un-person” for awhile.

    • TundraThunder

      That would only happen to you and me. He’ll get a slap on the wrist and a small fine, maybe.

      • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

        He will get a raise and being a criminal he will have all the qualifications to run as a liberal politician. Then he will also be given the book rights for the Feinstein Years book deal. A look at the disarming of America and the genocidial cleansing of the Conservatives in the TeaParty.

      • http://www.4chan.org/pol La’Milton

        he’ll get a high five from obama for the conservative meltdown when nothing happens. flagrant rule breaking of the ruling class is classic marxism.

  • Guest

    I’d like them to tie him to a tree in the National Zoo with the s*it throwing primates. J/K, but I’d pay see that. The “journalists” need to learn they’re not above the law.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’d like him to have to follow Al Roker and clean up after his “mistakes.”

    • Karl H

      Those primates are at the park in tents not in the zoo.

  • Poopiekins22

    If they choose not to follow through with prosecuting him I hope every lawyer that gets a case where the defendant is being charged with possessing a high cap mag throws this into the prosecutor and judge’s face.

  • grais

    If he’s not prosecuted, how on earth will he be able to call for stricter laws and not be pointed and laughed at?

    • John Stephens

      Liberals have no shame. That’s why they’re always asking conservatives for some.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      The laws don’t apply to the Kakistocracy.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Throw the Book at him… or in this case the Magazine.

    • http://www.4chan.org/pol La’Milton

      ba doomp chhhhhh!

  • lbeacham

    I bet he owns guns too.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Laws for thee but not for me. That’s the liberal mantra.

    • b_truit

      That’s the communist manifesto

  • stuckinIL4now

    This case will be setting a precedent for all future offenders. Toss him in the klink for at least a week so he can do an entire NBC Dateline glorifying his time as a con.

  • Joel A. Edge

    That’s the last you’ll hear of that.

  • GaryTheBrave

    It wasn’t as if it was found in his car during a traffic stop. DG publicly flouted the law. Therefore, the DA will likely charge Wayne Lapierre for not reporting the crime.

    • $23639361

      EXACTLY…. And of course, had that been Wayne LaPierre holding that magzine, we’d still be seeing that video clip today, as it would have been running in a continuous 24/7 loop so libtard hack “journalists” could make their snide remarks… AND, we all know that if LaPierre had not been arrested and dragged off the MTP set, the libtard lamestream media would still be HOWLING
      for his arrest and prosecution and public hanging…. I hate liberals.

    • $23639361

      EXACTLY…. And of course, had that been Wayne LaPierre holding that magzine, we’d still be seeing that video clip today, as it would have been running in a continuous 24/7 loop so libtard hack “journalists” could make their snide remarks… AND, we all know that if LaPierre had not been arrested and dragged off the MTP set, the libtard lamestream media would still be HOWLING
      for his arrest and prosecution and public hanging…. I hate liberals.

  • George Talbot

    Most people with clean records who plea bargain to this pay the fine, get probation, and have a misdemeanor on their records. That sounds about right, as much as we’d like him to do hard time.

    What we want Gregory to do is feel our pain!

    • Joe W.

      Exactly. And with a criminal record for such a stupid “crime”, perhaps he may decide to not be so moronic in his approach to the 2nd Amendment.

    • Joe W.

      Exactly. And with a criminal record for such a stupid “crime”, perhaps he may decide to not be so moronic in his approach to the 2nd Amendment.

  • George Talbot

    Most people with clean records who plea bargain to this pay the fine, get probation, and have a misdemeanor on their records. That sounds about right, as much as we’d like him to do hard time.

    What we want Gregory to do is feel our pain!

  • JohnPSquibob

    Silly fellow conservatives.

    The prosecutor is going to wait until DC revises the law to include civil sanctions as prosecutorial option to the existing criminal sanctions. It was in the works prior to Mr. Gregory flashing the magazine on Meet the Press.

    Mr. Gregory will then get a slap on the wrist, won’t get a blemish on his record (which would cause him problems getting on public transport or into government buildings) and will get to keep his smug sense of superiority.

    Little people like you and I will continue to get a minimum weekly butt-hurt at Mecklenberg for a year.

  • Sam Sham

    Win-win, whichever way he goes with this. If he goes ahead with prosecution, our point gets made, and the left suffers the consequences of their ridiculous lawmaking. If he forgoes prosecution, anyone charged with the same “crime” in the future has precedent for having the case thrown out.

  • Sus

    Slippery slope for the AG?

    If he doesn’t prosecute, what happens when a black man is arrested for having a magazine like the one Gregory displayed?

    Will the public cry racism?

    • richard40

      They have already prosecuted a US serviceman for a lesser offense, in his case when the servicement didn’t even know he was doing anything wrong, and demanded jail time. Will Gregory get off for less, with him being a knowing offender, probablyyes, after all he is in the press, and an Obama ally, not one of those little people.

  • DocRambo

    Odds against any meaningful justice in this case are about as likely as David Gregory getting invited to the White House! Oh, wait……

  • OhComeOn

    All the excuses that David Gregory’s supporters are trying have all been tried before and to no avail… he meant no harm… he didn’t know… he’s not a bad guy (Gretas)… somebody said somebody said it was okay… prove it’s real. DC’s gun laws are strict and strictly enforced, no exceptions, no excuses. It is a hard thing to see a friend face up to a serious crime. 105 prosecutions in 2012 means about 2 per week… it’s a very routine conviction and it’ll be behind him soon enough.

  • teapartydoc

    If this dude does not do even a few days time in jail, or is not formally booked there needs to be a parade organized where a few thousand patriots march down Pennsylvania Avenue holding up thirty round magazines.