NBC’s David Gregory may have violated D.C.’s gun laws by brandishing a 30-round magazine on his show, Meet The Press Sunday, and now the matter is “under investigation” by the police. The round was purportedly for an AR-15 or other similar assault rifle.
According to D.C. gun laws, even possessing such a magazine would be a violation. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told Breitbart, “Yes, we are investigating the incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real.”
Gregory displayed the magazine during a contentious interview with NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre. D.C. police have a “Zero Tolerance” policy on gun law violations.
The law in question is D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01, titled “DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines.” It reads:
(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.