Report: Bodyguard for Media Matters head David Brock carried weapon allegedly illegally

A staffer at the far left-wing Media Matters for America allegedly “committed numerous felonies” in Washington, D.C., and in other locations nationwide by carrying a gun to protect the group’s founder, David Brock, the Daily Caller reports.

TheDC reports that now-former Brock aide Haydn Price-Morris carried a Glock handgun purchased “with Brock's blessing and apparently the group's money.”

In a previous report in early 2012, TheDC’s Vince Coglianese reported Price-Morris’s activities and how he “was carrying a holstered and concealed Glock handgun when he accompanied Brock to events, including events in Washington, D.C., a city with famously restrictive gun laws.”

In a new report early Monday, Coglianese follows up by noting that “the extent of Brock's armed activities have been largely unknown until now, even among those closest to him” before proceeding to detail allegations about those activities, citing an “array of current and former Media Matters sources, all with intimate knowledge about the inner workings of the organization.”

TheDC also obtained new emails apparently showing that Media Matters purchased the Glock with cash in Maryland. Coglianese notes the purchase was made in cash “likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt group's books.” Coglianese adds that between his early 2009 start at Media Matters and his late 2010 departure, Price-Morris also allegedly purchased a shotgun with which he was to protect Brock.

“Price-Morris was regularly armed when accompanying Brock on trips around the country, according to a source, and his firearm possession in Washington, D.C. constituted multiple felonies,” Coglianese continues.

Coglianese notes that Price-Morris was apparently “quickly let go” from Media Matters after the left-wing group “successfully laid the blame for the lapse in judgment [for the firearms law violations] at Price-Morris's feet.” 

Quoting DC-area attorney Stephen Halbrook, Coglianese proceeded to detail how Price-Morris apparently ”may have committed several serious crimes.”


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