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Washington D.C. Police Investigating NBC News' David Gregory Over Ammunition Magazine

Conservatives have attacked NBC News' David Gregory for his tough interview with NRA Exec. VP Wayne LaPierre, last Sunday, in which the 'Meet the Press' host asked if a smaller gun magazine would result in less deaths than a large magazine.

During the interview, Gregory held a 30-round magazine to make his point, which may have violated Washington D.C.'s gun laws, reports the right-wing website

The magazine was purportedly for an AR-15 or other similar assault rifle. Washington D.C. has criminalized the possession of such magazines.

Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told “Yes, we are investigating the incident to determine if the magazine was in fact real.”

The D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01, titled 'DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines,' 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.


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