January 22, 2014

DOUBLE STANDARDS: D.C. man on trial for one shotgun shell – wasn’t given David Gregory deal.

A year ago this month, the attorney general for the District of Columbia let NBC News anchor David Gregory off scot-free for possession of a “high capacity” magazine because doing so “would not promote public safety.”

Now, Irvin Nathan refuses to use that same prosecutorial discretion for an average citizen who violated a bizarre technicality that makes empty casings and shells a crime as serious as having an illegal firearm.

This sort of thing is addressed in my Second Amendment Penumbras piece, though the prosecutorial abuse involved in bringing such charges is covered in my Ham Sandwich Nation piece.