On Sunday, during the famed weekly NBC program, Gregory held an interview with NRA (National Rifle Association) chief Wayne LaPierre. During the interview
, according to the New York Daily News
, Gregory held up a case, saying
"Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets,” Gregory said, holding up the long, black casing. “Now isn’t it possible that if we got rid of these — if we replaced them and said, ‘Well you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or 10 bullets’ — isn’t it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?”
Now, police are investigating the legality of the magazine. According to Politico
, the specific law in question states:
“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,” among other devices.
An editorial blog posted on redstate.com
argued that Gregory should be arrested. Part of the editorial reads
if I publicly demonstrated my possession of an illegal magazine in DC then I would be arrested – which is something that I already knew very well. That David Gregory apparently did not is because David Gregory thinks that he is protected by privilege – which, as Robert Anton Wilson once reminded us, literally means ‘private law.’
According to Politico
, a request by NBC to use the magazine on air was denied by Police prior to the taping of the program.