Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I gave you a plausible example--you find one on the sidewalk and pick it up. You are in "possession" using the normal definition of word. You think you should be prosecuted? Is that reasonable?
Here's some advanced thinking for you--laws often define key words within the law in order to avoid just this type of situation.
I live in DC and there are no mags lying around. Further, Gregory didn't find the ****ing thing in the men's room. He went further and asked and was specifically told don't do it and he did it anyway. That counts as knowing the law, defying the law, and possessing the ****ing thing in spite of the law. Would you defend him if he whipped his dick out as a prop for a story on STD's?
You're creating a hypothetical to rebut something very real and your hypothetical grey area has less than zero to do with the discussion at hand. It is a weak attempt to drive the debate away from your losing argument and into some esoteric morass debating what the definition of "is" is. The fact is Gregory possessed it. Make the case that what he did does not fall under the definition of that term or shut the **** up. He didn't happen upon the thing on his way to the set. He asked for it, he found it, he carried it, and he displayed it all after being told not to.
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