David Gregory — gun law violator?
The internet is abuzz with the possibility that bigtime gun control advocate David Gregory, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press, may have himself violated strict District of Columbia gun regulations on national television. NBC studios are located in the northwest section of the nation’s capital.
During this morning’s contentious interview with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre (see video below), Gregory waived around a high-capacity ammunition clip as a prop. He probably thought it was very cool and dramatic to do so. Assuming the clip was real rather than a dummy (and that is an assumption at this point), however, Gregory appears to possibly be in violation of DC gun laws according to the blogosphere. The Patriot Perspective website indicates that Gregory’s prop may be a 30-round AR-15 magazine.
For one, DC Code 7-2506.o1 makes it a crime to “possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm.” Large capacity is defined as containing more than 10 rounds.
Law Professor William Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog wrote that he tweeted David Gregory trying to find if the magazine was real or fake and also contacted NBC News. He has received no response as of 5:15 pm Eastern time today.
Regardless of how this shakes out, you can still be in favor of additional gun restrictions and against the NRA and still believe that David Gregory is a pompous grandstander.
Separately, The Weekly Standard is reporting that despite his criticism of the NRA school proposal, David Gregory’s own kids go to a high-security school with armed guards on the premises:
“The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.
“According to a scan of the school’s online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.
“Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.”
Watch David Gregory on the Meet the Press broadcast this morning hold up what many viewers believe could be a high-capacity ammunition clip that may, if real, be illegal in DC: