DC Police investigating MSNBC's David Gregory for possessing illegal ammo clip
A prop used by MSNBC's David Gregory in his interview with NRA's Wayne LaPierre has landed the reporter in hot water with the DC police.
On Sunday, in an interview with the National Rifle Association's head, Wayne LaPierre, Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-bullet gun magazine. He pushed LaPierre on the question of whether fewer children would have died during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre this month had the gunman had access to fewer bullets.
The presence of the gun magazine on the show raises questions about a section in the D.C. code - much cited by conservatives and gun rights activists after "Meet the Press" on Sunday - which stipulates that "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.
Alali would not specify who was under investigation or reveal any details, saying, "It's an investigation regarding the issue, this whole entire incident."
In his eagerness to embarass LaPierre, Gregory forgot about Washington's draconian gun laws - laws that have failed to make the city any safer and have only made it nearly impossible for law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families.
This will be an interesting test case for gun control enforcement. If the gun grabbers are serious about new legislation, they will advocate for the DC cops coming down hard on Gregory. If they don't, they only prove themselves to be more hypocritical than we make them out to be.