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DC police investigating 'Meet the Press' incident

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:41 a.m. HST, Dec 27, 2012

WASHINGTON >> District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on "Meet the Press."

Police spokesman Tisha Gant said Wednesday the department is investigating whether Gregory may have violated D.C. firearms laws that ban the possession of high-capacity magazines. She declined to comment further.

While interviewing National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday's program, Gregory held an object, apparently as a prop to make a point, and said it was a magazine that could hold 30 rounds.

High-capacity ammunition magazines are banned in the District of Columbia, regardless of whether they're attached to a firearm. "Meet the Press" is generally taped in Washington.

An email seeking comment from NBC was not immediately returned.

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allie wrote:
glad they have so much time on their hand there
on December 27,2012 | 05:09AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Now, let's think about this. A black teenager, caught in possession of that same magazine, would be sitting in jail right now.
on December 27,2012 | 07:06AM
mrluke wrote:
Get off it! He wouldn't be arrested if he were on a national news show, using it as a prop.
on December 27,2012 | 10:36AM
traveld wrote:
Lets see the toughest gun laws in the country, known as the murder capital of the nation, 50% of the murders go unsolved but they have the time , money and energy to investigate a TV reporter....
on December 27,2012 | 05:48AM
Pacej001 wrote:
From the news, it sounds like Gregory and NBC have been let off the hook for a crime that would have landed a black man in jail. Doesn't this sound a little racists to you?
on December 27,2012 | 07:07AM
serious wrote:
DC is 60% black and the crime rate reflects that. They are not off the hook yet--they are "investigating"---just like the HPD investigates they own people--in another couple of years----???
on December 27,2012 | 08:40AM
mrluke wrote:
You're the paranoid who sounds "a little racist".
on December 27,2012 | 10:38AM
kahu808 wrote:
Here's the firearms homicide numbers for 2007: Texas: 872 Illinois: 516 DC: 119 Hawaii: 7
on December 27,2012 | 11:05AM
saveparadise wrote:
Throw the book at him to put him in jail so he can''t commit a mass murder.
on December 27,2012 | 07:56AM
konag43 wrote:
on December 27,2012 | 09:18AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
They make Laws to punish people, not to educate them. Pity.
on December 27,2012 | 09:40AM
mrluke wrote:
How absurd. Don't the police in D.C. already have their hands full.
on December 27,2012 | 10:32AM
kahu808 wrote:
Who's to say it's not a replica magazine, or an airsoft mag?
on December 27,2012 | 10:50AM
mellowyellow11 wrote:
Get a life. you NRA fools want to go investigate this journalist and waste our tax money on frivolous charges. it was a prop. and who can identify the owner of that magazine. could have been pickup on the street.
on December 27,2012 | 11:48AM
mrluke wrote:
PLEASE read the story! It's the D.C. (Washington D. C. ) poilce who are "investigating". NRA has nothing to do with it. Duh!
on December 27,2012 | 05:47PM
Kaluu wrote:
So much interest in gun parts. Our problem with murderous aggression must be a bigger pistol grip than normal or a magazine with greater capacity or... Let's ban knives, too. In 1938, a man blew up a school with dynamite, killing many children. A guy in CA who'd been telling his dad his mind wasn't working right just stabbed a stranger on a bus. A great leap for mankind would be early-warning communications and interventions for our many people who become dangerously angry and/or irrational. We really do need to be more proactive about people with severe mental health problems.
on December 27,2012 | 12:38PM
control wrote:
The problem is that the majority of doctors aren't trained to diagnose, much less treat mental illness. Doctors can't even handle basic depression or anxiety attacks. Those with training are the ones who specialize in the mental health field. People who seek such services are often unfaily branded and stigmatized.
on December 27,2012 | 02:16PM
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