NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory will not have any charges brought against him as a result of his December 23 gun control interview with NRA executive Wayne LaPierre. There was a potential legal issue in Gregory using a high round gun magazine as a prop for the interview, but after an initial investigation, criminal charges will not be pursued.
Washington D.C. code states that no one “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.” D.C Code 7-2506.01.
The Washington Post reported that the Office of the Attorney General released a letter Friday afternoon stating that the O.A.G. will “decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated with the December 23,2012 broadcast.”
If NBC had completed the December interview in Virginia, there may not have been an issue with handling guns, ammunition, or gun magazines since Virginia allows for certain handling as long as the person is within code VA18.2-287.4.