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Do D.C.'s Gun Control Laws Exempt
Those Who Support Gun Control?
Signs Point To "Yes."

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ecently, Judicial Watch and the website Legal Insurrection made new headlines
in the curious non-prosecution of nbc's David Gregory, with their release of the
January 2013 arrest warrant affidavit for the former "Meet the Press" host. Despite
the open-and-shut case for charges laid out in the document, on Jan. 11, 2013, the
d.c. office of the attorney general announced its decision not to prosecute Gregory,
insisting, "Prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia."
The affidavit stems from Gregory's conduct during the Dec. 23, 2012, edition of
"Meet the Press." While interviewing nra Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre,
Gregory retrieved a 30-round ar-15 magazine and used it as a prop in an attempt to add
drama to his lame accusations. The performance earned Gregory significant negative
attention, including that of the Washington, d.c., Metropolitan Police Department, as
standard-capacity ar-15 magazines are banned in d.c., where the show is filmed.
nbc was well aware of this fact. The affidavit makes clear that prior to filming,
nbc employees contacted the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(batfe) and d.c. police to inquire as to the legality of displaying a 30-round magazine
on their program. A representative from the d.c. police made clear that possession of

the magazine would be illegal, stating in
an email, "possession of high-capacity
magazines is a misdemeanor under
Title #7 of the d.c. Code; I would
suggest utilizing photographs for their
presentation." This straightforward
warning was ignored.
Gregory's treatment by then-d.c.
Attorney General Irvin Nathan reveals
something important about both men and
how they exercised their professional roles.
As a law enforcement official, Nathan was
willing to put politics above equal treatment
under the law, as his office vigorously
prosecuted others who harmlessly violated
technical provisions of the District's onerous
gun laws. As a "journalist," Gregory not
only failed to challenge the power structure
in d.c., but was such a useful tool to
District officials that the law was deemed
not to apply to him. Both men should be
ashamed of themselves.

Extra, Extra! Media Mogul Bloomberg Stages Anti-gun
Indoctrination Camp For Suggestible Reporters

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ichael Bloomberg's anti-gun cabal, Everytown for Gun Safety, is partnering
with the Columbia Journalism School to offer a two-day workshop for media
figures who cover guns and gun issues.
While few of us here have the benefit (if that's what you'd call it) of a graduate degree
from the Columbia School of Journalism, we do our best to bring you the scoop on all
the gun news that's fit to print. Here's our rundown of what's at stake with Bloomberg's
latest gun control effort.
WHO: Michael Bloomberg: Former mayor of New York City and majority owner
of a mega-bucks global financial data and media company, Bloomberg l.p. He's the
13th-wealthiest person on planet earth. Bloomberg has dedicated himself and his
riches largely to remaking the United States into the gun-free nanny state of his
fevered dreams.
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: A school in New York
City for newspaper reporters and the like.
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Described as "a project of the Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism," it claims to promote "informed, innovative
and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy." Along with Bloomberg,
however, it's poised to inflict trauma on your constitutional right to bear arms.
WHAT: "Covering Gun Violence:" A "two-day workshop for journalists on
covering guns and gun violence." The seminar's announcement, however, betrays its
ideological agenda by mentioning in the first paragraph the discredited, inaccurate,
and unethical falsehood that "[n]early 100 school shootings have occurred since
the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary only two years ago." So egregious were the
distortions in an earlier version of this Everytown claim that a journalistic fact-check
labeled it "mostly false." This is the sort of "reportage" Bloomberg now hopes to train
his own specially indoctrinated media corps to inflict on the American public.
WHEN: April 17-18.
WHERE: Phoenix, Ariz. Not coincidentally, Arizona is one of the states where
Bloomberg is planning to launch gun control through the ballot initiative process.

WHY: Bloomberg has invested what
are his two most precious resources-his
money and his ego-into a nationwide
anti-gun offensive. Last year, Bloomberg
infamously pledged $50 million to
enact gun control and defeat the nra.
Having a compliant and "educated"
press corps to mouth his anti-gun
talking points is another key factor in
trying to achieve success.
HOW: Money and paid hacks.
The workshop advertises speakers
that include "national public health
and policy experts; researchers and
clinicians; award-winning journalists;
and prevention advocates and
survivors." Nowhere does the workshop's
announcement suggest that participants
will be able to experience handling and
using guns, nor does it say that any
pro-gun viewpoints will be represented.
The workshop, moreover, is unlikely
to see any pro-gun attendees. Would-be
participants must "apply" by submitting
resumes and "letters of interest." A
vetted, hand-picked and specially trained
press corps is just what Bloomberg
needs to lend an air of legitimacy to his
discredited anti-gun empire.

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