Howard Kurtz has a pretty low opinion of the Washington DC police department’s investigation into the use, by NBC News’ David Gregory, of what was apparently a high-capacity gun clip as a prop in a segment about gun control.
“[A] police probe over what I assume was an empty ammo clip is a total waste of time,” scoffs Kurtz. “What it demonstrates above all is that journalists are getting ensnared in the political war over gun control.”
That last might not be such a problem if these supposedly objective journalists weren’t so overtly political all the time. But I digress.
The issue with Gregory is equality under the law. If possession of a high-capacity ammo clip is illegal, then it should be illegal for everyone. Even high-profile journalists. And if the journalists find criminal charges for possession of such a clip to be kind of stupid and arbitrary, then maybe that says something about the sort of gun control policy so many left-wing politicians and “journalists” are calling for.
Banning the possession high-capacity ammo clips is sort of arbitrary and stupid. As arbitrary and stupid as banning sports cars because they can go fast and thus might cause bigger accidents. But apparently the media elite only think it’s arbitrary and stupid when it’s applied to them.
I’m in favor of enforcing arbitrary and stupid laws, if for no other reason than to give the public (and perhaps, from time to time, high-profile media elites like David Gregory) a good taste of just how stupid and arbitrary they are.