Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NBC's Meet the Press Anchor Gregory Displays 30-round Mag Allegedly Violating D.C.'s Strict Gun Law

Washington, D.C. Police investigating whether Meet the Press anchor violated District statue banning high-capacity round magazines within city limits.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. - A police investigation has been initiated to see if NBC's Meet the Press anchor David Gregory displayed an authentic 30-round magazine for an assault rifle on last Sunday's show while interviewing National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre. The show was dicussing the recent mass shootings with high-capacity magazines used in assault rifles.
NBC had requested permission from the District police to bring and show a high-capacity magazine for an assault rifle to the show, but was denied. It's not clear, if NBC complied and used a fake magazine.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirmed, that an investigation was initiated to whether Gregory and the NBC network violated the District's ban on high-capacity round magazines for assault rifles.
Having a high-capacity, whether on an assault rifle or merely in possession of one within the District is a vioaltion of D.C.'s official violation code 7-2606.01, titled "D.C. High Capacity Ammunition Magazines" which cites; 

"(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term large capacity ammunition feeding device shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition."

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