During Mayor Gray’s weekly news conference Wednesday, Attorney General Irvin Nathan said that his office has received the report of investigation from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on David Gregory’s display of an illegal ammunition magazine.
Gregory, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, held a 30-round ammunition magazine in clear view during his Dec. 23 interview of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. The problem is that ammunition magazines of that capacity are illegal in the District of Columbia – where Meet the Press studios are located.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, NBC and Gregory have cooperated with the investigation.
D.C. law is clear; “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.”
The law defines a “large capacity ammunition feeding device” as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Nathan said prosecutors are currently reviewing the report of investigation and will forward a prosecutorial recommendation soon.
The final decision whether or not to pursue criminal charges against Gregory lies with Nathan, who said he will “look at all the factors and make a determination.”