Neal Barton's POV

Different rules for different people


POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:17pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 4:18pm

Right after the Connecticut school shooting, NBC's David Gregory became very dramatic on his Sunday show, "Meet the Press."

All the TV wizard consultants tell us TV types we need to be more engaging and use props so you folks will not become bored with us and watch reality shows.

I guess in an effort to keep the audience to be dramatic, Mr.. Gregory pulled out a 30 round magazine as a prop. It was an effort to show in his opinion what's wrong with gun laws when someone uses a mag that big. Well, it's against D.C.'s very tough guns laws to even have one of those.

I've told you stories right here of people, even cops, getting caught with the wrong ammo or gun in D.C., and they lock them up.

For Mr. Gregory, nothing. Not even a slap on the hand.

I say that to say this. The lunacy has started again.

A website in new York reports this:

On January 7th, 32-year-old Nathan Haddad was arrested when police discovered five 30 round (standard capacity) AR-15 magazines in his car during a vehicle check. Haddad was charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon and arraigned in Watertown town court.

Looks like any other crime report under New York's Draconian gun laws. However, here is where things get interesting.

ccording to Haddad's brother, Nathan thought the magazines were "pre-ban" which would have made them legal in New York. Currently, in New York, you can possess magazines over 10 rounds if they were made before the state's first Assault Weapons Ban (however, 2 weeks ago New York passed another law completely banning these magazines, but that law is not in effect yet).

Also to add to the plot, Nathan Haddad is a decorated Army veteran, serving 12 years in the Army, multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and numerous honors.

The feds to the state and local across this country are so disingenuous how they enforce gun law.

This is another example.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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The rules for other states are different than Tx. Texas remains America’s undisputed capital of carbon dioxide, a title the industry-heavy state has held since the federal government begin keeping track more than two decades ago.
We're #1 Rick Perry is probably proud of this stat. Eliminate the EPA so we can really screw everything up, and make our drinking water shimmer with a rainbow sheen.

That is only because Gregory was liberal, rich, and famous.

The other guy, well he was just a guy with no pull.

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