Friday, January 11, 2013

Gregory Won't Face Charges For Exhibiting 30-round Magazine On NBC's Meet the Press

No charges against Gregory from Meet the Press show.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, the District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan announced that he won't pursue criminal charges against NBC's Meet the Press anchor David Gregory for exhibiting an illegal 30-round magazine clip on the show. Nathan cited using discretion for not issuing charges against Gregory or any NBC staff member.
Washington D.C. police were looking into Gregory displaying a 30-round magazine for an assault rifle on the December 23rd 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.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier had 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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