David Gregory could see legal action for his use of a gun magazine on last Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press, and now he could face the wrath of the American people as well.
A petition on the White House website has been started calling for Gregory to be charged for an incident in which he displayed an illegal gun clip while hosting his show.
The petition against David Gregory, which has reached more than 12,000 signatures, reads:
“David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person.
“DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01
“(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.
“We The People demand that he be formally charged for violation of this law on Meet The Press.”
The petition against David Gregory points to a trend of the White House’s We The People function being used during media controversies, The Huffington Post pointed out. There have already been two petitions about Piers Morgan after he made anti-gun comments on CNN, one calling for his deportation and another requesting that he be able to stay in the United States.