POSTED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:50pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 1:39pm
Tyler, Tx — James Brinkley is a U.S. marshal from Maryland.
This past year he was going to the U.S. marshal's range to qualify with his glock service pistol. He also needed to drop his wife and baby of at the White House. He even called to get instruction on how to do this.
He was told my officials lock your pistol in the trunk of your car. He did. While getting his family out of the car, he asked a Secret Service agent if his wife could take the baby chair in the White House.
The Secret Service guy saw an empty holster on Brinkley. Remember his unloaded gun was padlocked in the trunk of his car. Brinkley was arrested for high capacity carrying magazines for his pistol.
The guy is a U.S. marshal. The D.C. officials would not drop charges. Brinkley eventually had the charges dropped and fined 50 bucks for a traffic ticket.
I've told you about other insane charges against law-abiding military men home from Afghanistan on leave who've been hassled and had guns confiscated by the D.C. cops.
So, right before Christmas, NBC newsman David Gregory during Meet the Press while they were discussing assault weapons holds up a high capacity magazine for a prop.
No outrage. No arrest. Others are demanding Gregory be arrested. He broke the law.
The same officials who had no problem arresting U.S. Marshal Brinkley don't see the need to arrest high-profile Gregory.
Brinkley points this out as well. Brinkley says there appears to be laws for people like him, you and me. And there are other laws for high-browed D.C.-types like Gregory.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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