26 December 2012 11:48 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The District of Columbia police have launched an investigation into NBC News journalist David Gregory’s use of what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on last week’s Meet the Press. Gregory held up the magazine as a prop during an interview with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne Lapierre in the wake of the Sandy Hook school killings by a gunman who used such a magazine. DC gun laws restrict the possession of high-capacity magazines, regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. According to a statement from a DC police quoted by AP, NBC inquired if they could use a high capacity magazine for their segment before it aired. “NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied,” the statement said. However, TMZ claims that NBC did get police permission. “Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets, »


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