So, this story isn’t a big deal, but it should make you think a little bit. Why won’t Gregory be prosecuted? He evidently broke the (local) law! If we value the law and the ordering effect that it has on our lives, then shouldn’t he at least be prosecuted even if there is no serious consequence? Of course, if there is no serious consequence, then how important is this law? Or think about it this way: what if it wasn’t someone famous and “respected” like David Gregory? Wouldn’t they be prosecuted without prejudice? Doesn’t his possession of an illegal magazine of ammunition prove how easy it would be for someone to procure such an item? Especially someone who is not particularly motivated to abide by laws to begin with? But back to my first point…if there is a law worth having – for whatever reason, be it deterrence, behavior control, safety, etc. – shouldn’t that law also be worth prosecuting? I’m not particularly interested in talking about gun issues here. I’m talking about living by, and respecting the rule of law. Without intending to exaggerate, if we are already violating “minor” laws here and there, then aren’t we already (ignorantly, perhaps) in danger of flaunting the rule of law and saying, by our actions, that we don’t care for the rule of law? What is the difference between breaking a minor law versus a major law? If you’ve broken the law, you’ve broken the law! Sure, the consequences ought to measure the difference between the minor and the major, but the basic principle is not affected: you broke the law! We don’t really like to think about that. Instead we focus our energies on how other people break more serious laws than we do – the robbers, thieves, murderers, the corrupt, the rich tax cheat, etc. Then we compare ourselves to those folks and give ourselves a pass on the judgment of the law. What a mistake that is! It will likely only lead to an increased desensitization toward the law. There is a better Way, but you can’t legislate it. It is Grace, and it is up to each individual to choose for themselves. It can’t be decided for them. But for how we live together and encourage peace, I believe the law has a role and is vitally inportant. For my two cents, a lot could be done if we looked at reducing our laws and regulations to make living in compliance and respect a more attractive possibility. No charges for NBC host for on-air ammunition clip, http://fxn.ws/11nJFrh – Sent via the FOX News Android App.

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