Saturday, January 05, 2013

More on Gregory

As it turns out, D.C. does prosecute people for having standard-capacity magazines.  This article details the arrest and trial of Mr. James Brinkley, who called and asked the DC police about how to legally transport a magazine, but was later stopped and arrested for having an unloaded magazine in his trunk.
Unlike Mr. Gregory, Mr. Brinkley followed the police orders by placing his Glock 22 in a box with a big padlock in the trunk of his Dodge Charger. The two ordinary, 15-round magazines were not in the gun, and he did not have any ammunition with him. As he was dropping off his family at 11 a.m. on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue, Mr. Brinkley stopped to ask a Secret Service officer whether his wife could take the baby’s car seat into the White House. The officer saw Mr. Brinkley had an empty holster, which kicked off a traffic stop that ended in a search of the Charger’s trunk. Mr. Brinkley was booked on two counts of “high capacity” magazine possession (these are ordinary magazines nearly everywhere else in the country) and one count of possessing an unregistered gun.
Note that one parenthetical. These are ordinary magazines nearly everywhere else in the country. That's certainly true. But Mr. Brinkley was arrested, went to trial and was later found not guilty by a judge, who ruled that Brinkley was legally transporting the magazine.
Mr. Brinkley believes the “Meet the Press” anchor is receiving special treatment because of his high-profile job. “I’m an average person,” Mr. Brinkley said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times. “There seems to be a law for us and a law for the upper echelon.”
Indeed, Mr. Brinkley, indeed. There are two sets of laws in this country. One for the common folk and one for the upper elite.  Yet they have the gall to talk about "rule of law".

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep, and 'we' are subject to ALL those laws... dammit... One wonders if there will be a 'Gregory' defense soon?