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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Richard Gardiner
For the first time in over 20 years, gun control is at the top of the national political agenda. So a change in leadership at the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) can affect the political dynamic. On Monday, Alabama attorney James “Jim” W. Porter II is set to take over as president of the board from David Keene. The NRA annual meeting in Houston, which starts Thursday, will mark the end of Mr. Keene’s two-year term.
NBC's David Gregory has gotten away for nearly a month with violating Washington's firearms law on national television. The Metropolitan Police Department concluded its official investigation into the "Meet the Press" host's display of a prohibited 30-round rifle magazine on the live program, passing the buck to the District's Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
In its latest push to establish itself as a purveyor of premium burgers, Wendy's is testing a pretzel bun.
The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) inquiry into whether NBC's David Gregory possession on national TV of an illegal 30-round "high-capacity" magazine has been ongoing for three weeks.
The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won't give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he's fighting to restore his constitutional rights.
Asked whether it was normal for the police not to interview a suspect as part of an investigation, Mr. Gardiner said it depends.
"This is not unusual for high-profile cases. The police investigate the facts and give the results to the prosecutor to decide whether to bring charges," he explained. "It's also routine in cases like this where the crime was not committed in police officers' presence."