I see all Red Blogistan wants to see David Gregory in prison for showing a high-capacity magazine on television. Seems DC gun laws forbid the clips, even disconnected from any guns. Putting aside the question of whether there’s any admissible evidence of a crime – which there probably isn’t unless Gregory held on to the object, since he can’t be compelled to testify and there’s no proof that it was in fact a magazine rather than, say, a plastic model of one – I’m stunned by the sheer viciousness displayed in the whole affair.
Do you recall the demands that George H.W. Bush be imprisoned for cocaine possession when he showed a baggie of crack on TV? Neither do I.
Gregory isn’t alone, of course: the same crowd is chortling over the “petition” to deport Piers Morgan for the unforgiven sin of blasphemy against the Holy Firearm. If gun-rights advocates don’t want to be called “gun nuts,” perhaps they might consider acting less insanely. Eugene Volokh shows them how. But so far his voice of reason is a lonely one.