Posts Tagged Washington DC
BTW: This is davey’s wife chance of arrest and prosecution: ZIP! Will be extremely surprised, BUT tickleD shitless, if I’m wrong..
DC POLICE INVESTIGATING NBC’S GREGORY FOR BRANDISHING
Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has confirmed that the department is looking into allegations that NBC’s David Gregory violated D.C.’s gun banning laws during a recent taping of Meet the Press.
In a discussion about gun control, host David Gregory brandished a 30-round magazine purportedly for an AR-15 or similar “assault rifle.” The discussion took place on December 23, during the broadcast of NBC’s Sunday morning political talk show.
Washington D.C.’s gun laws, however, state that even possessing such a device is a violation. Meet the Press is filmed at NBC’s D.C. studios.
The law in question is titled: DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01, and reads (my bold):
(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term large capacity ammunition feeding device shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
Breitbart contacted the office of the police chief and asked if there were any plans to look into this apparent violation of the District’s gun laws. In response, Chief Lanier replied, “Yes, we are investigating the incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real.”
We will continue to watch this developing story.
- Department of Transportation inspector general asked to probe allegations that supervisors warned FAA employees that a Republican takeover in Washington could mean the pink slip.
Two federal agency supervisors allegedly warned employees earlier this year that a Republican takeover in Washington could threaten their jobs — comments that some workers apparently took as guidance on “how to vote” and that one group claims may have violated federal law.
Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, it has been quite an eventful week.
A real highlight of the week was meeting with local farmers and ranchers from Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties to discuss their concerns for the South Florida agriculture industry. The top issues were developing a legal workforce, the adverse effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican produce dumping, agriculture research funding, invasive insects and other pests, and the invasive tax and regulatory environment emanating from Washington DC. I was joined by special guest Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) who is the Chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee. I encourage you to read more about the roundtable discussions here and look at photos here.
The week began with the AIPAC policy conference and of course the prevailing issue was the Israel-Iran relationship. Sunday, Israel received more than 100 rockets and missiles coming from Iranian-backed Islamic terrorists groups in the Gaza Strip. We heard President Obama give a quite firm speech before AIPAC last Sunday and the rhetoric of “having Israel’s back” and “not bluffing around” dominated the news waves. However, by the time Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was returning home, the rhetoric had changed to negotiations, giving more time for diplomatic solutions, and patience.
I would say Israel, and indeed the world, has been overly patient with Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed this same issue intensely some 16 years ago. Time is not on our side in contending with this issue, as Iran continues its march towards having a nuclear weapon capability. History has shown repeatedly that when one tries to compromise, appease, and negotiate with a madman it never ends up well. History remembers Churchill more favorably than Chamberlain. Further, the theory of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) does not work with a radical regime that is based upon a theocratic-political totalitarian ideology.
The point by which we must take Iran seriously for its word is drawing closer. The ramifications are immense for our children and grandchildren. This cannot be cast aside as an election-cycle issue, as was the case with the Keystone XL Project.
Prime Minister Netanyahu was quite clear in stating that Israel is a sovereign state with every right to defend its people. There are precious few modern states such as Israel which share the same principles, dreams, and enemies with the United States. We must demonstrate a unified position that is unwavering and sends a poignant message, “there shall NEVER be another Holocaust event.”
On Saturday, I was standing by waiting to begin the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day parade talking to my friends John Ropes and Police Chief Frank Adderly. One gentleman who was marching came up to me directly and stated, “Thanks for your service, but your politics suck.” Well, the three of us looked at each other and smiled and I replied that, “What I stand for is about America and its Constitution, and sir that does not suck.”
But I would like to share with all of you is something that definitely does suck.
This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 227,000 jobs were added in the month of February, but the unemployment rate remained stagnant at 8.3 percent. While the announcement of these new jobs is positive, other aspects of the report demonstrate that Americans continue to suffer through a painfully tepid recovery made even slower by the President’s failed economic policies.
For instance, the labor force participation rate, which measures the percentage of able Americans working or looking for work, was near a 30-year low in February. If the percentage of Americans in the work force were as high today as at the beginning of this recession, unemployment would actually be 11.2 percent. In addition, the number of unemployed Americans looking for work in the month of February increased by 48,000 from January. And unemployment is once again above 8 percent, now for the 37th month in a row, further extending the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression.
Compare that to what we, as Freshman class in the House of Representatives, have been able to accomplish. In just one year, my colleageues and I have:
· Passed a vote to repeal Obamacare
· Repealed the burdensome 1099 reporting provision from Obamacare
· Brought a vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment for a vote on the Floor of the House
· Put an end to endless spending on Continuing Resolutions (CR); Insisting that a CR be accompanied by significant cuts. This was a first for any modern Congress.
· Changed “PAYGO” to “CUTGO”: It is no longer acceptable to justify more spending with tax increases. If Congress wants to increase spending in one area, they must provide matching cuts to federal spending in another area.
· Authored bills that give more authority to the states instead of Washington bureaucrats. For example, including an option for states to add drug testing to their unemployment benefits programs.
· Eliminated Earmarks.
· Protected the doctor patient relationship by insisting on a two year Medicare “Doc fix.”
· Put a stop to the harmful “cap-and-trade” legislation, further protecting job creators and Americans.
· Fundamentally changed the conversation in Washington from one about “how much more can we spend?” to “how much more can we cut?”
We must continue to restore this Republic with pro-growth economic, monetary, tax, and regulatory policies, which will promote wholehearted private sector investment, ingenuity, and innovation. That means developing legislation which sets the conditions for growth, not regulatory constraints and tax policies which promote more uncertainty and lack of predictability for America’s job creators and hardworking American taxpayers. I am certaintly committed to making sure this happens for as long as I am honored enough to be your elected Representative from the great state of Florida.
Steadfast and Loyal,