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MILLER: GOP senators blocked from bringing guns to hearing

In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, two of the committee’s Republican members sent a complaint that they were refused permission to bring firearms to the hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sent a letter Tuesday night to Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, that the purpose of bringing the guns to educate fellow Senators and “shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society.”

MILLER: The high-capacity magazine myth

Deception is the key component in the latest push for more gun control laws. The anti-gun crowd labels any firearm magazine capable of holding more than 10-rounds “high-capacity.” It’s a scare tactic.

MILLER: The assault weapon myth

Gun grabbers aren’t subtle. Flanked by uniformed police officers and a wall of black rifles, Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday unleashed the most restrictive ever national “assault weapon” ban in the Senate. The California Democrat and the assembled anti-gun officials directly referenced last month’s horrific shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School no fewer than 45 times. They will let no tragedy go to waste.

MILLER: Feinstein's list of 157 banned guns

Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a list of 157 rifles, handguns and shotguns that will be banned if her legislation passes Congress. It would be illegal to manufacture, buy, trade or import any of these firearms, along with any others that have a detachable magazine and one cosmetic feature like a pistol grip.

MILLER: Did Dianne Feinstein pull a David Gregory?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein displayed 10 rifles at a press conference in a Senate office building Thursday that are illegal in the District of Columbia. The California Democrat declared that the guns were legal, due to a prearranged deal with the Metropolitan Police Department. She used the firearms as a prop while announcing her new super-charged “assault weapons ban.”

MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday. A summary of Mrs. Feinstein’s legislation is below.

MILLER: Tax dollars for gun control

The directives on gun violence President Obama signed Wednesday were meant to seem harmless. A closer look at the president’s first memorandum reveals it to be a sneaky assault on congressional authority in order to fund gun-control propaganda.

MILLER: New York’s radical gun-control law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the first to successfully exploit the Newtown, Conn. tragedy to pass the most radical and pointless gun-control laws of any state in the country. The most dramatic change will be to lower the limit on magazines from 10 to only seven rounds and a full ban on all so-called assault weapons.

MILLER: David Gregory gets off scot free

Irvin Nathan, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, announced Friday that he will not press charges against NBC News’ David Gregory nor any employee of the broadcast network for violating the city’s gun laws. The “Meet the Press” anchor ignored police guidance and held up an illegal 30-round rifle magazine in his D.C. studio during an interview with the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre on more gun-control laws.

David Gregory holding a 30-round magazine at NBC's Washington bureau (NBC/Meet the Press)

MILLER: D.C. police won’t arrest David Gregory

Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department has concluded its investigation into NBC anchor David Gregory without an arrest. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman Gwendolyn Crump sent me this email this morning: “Emily, MPD has completed the investigation into this matter, and the case has been presented to the OAG for a determination of the prosecutorial merit of the case.”

James Brinkley with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray

MILLER: If you’re not David Gregory ... (extended version)

While the Metropolitan Police Department is in the third week of mulling over what to do about NBC anchor David Gregory flouting the District’s firearms laws on national television, a U.S. Army veteran is still grappling with the fallout from his arrest on the same charge. James Brinkley was publicly humiliated and thrown in jail. He was forced to spend time and money to defend himself for violating the same exact law that millions of viewers watched the NBC anchor violate. It’s wrong for Mr. Gregory to get special treatment.