Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of this matter, as it does in every case involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG has determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated with the December 23,2012 broadcast.
A comment from a friend, who I quote in full, because he's absolutely correct:
Aaron Swartz is hounded by prosecution to his death over an alleged crime, while David Gregory is untouched "despite the clarity of the violation" of a law he willfully and knowingly violated and which many others who unknowingly violated were convicted of.
The power that prosecutors exercise at their whim to spare or destroy lives corrodes the respect for the law when being a criminal or not depends more on who you are than what you did.
David gregory gets a free pass while Aaron Swartz gets hounded to his death, because David Gregory is more important than the law, and Aaron Swartz wasn't important at all.