NBC News asked D.C. police for permission to use a high-capacity ammunition clip as a prop on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” show, a request District authorities said Wednesday they denied.Yep, it's illegal to possess high-capacity clips in Washington, D.C., where Meet the Press is filmed. So now the police are opening an investigation.
But host David Gregory appears to have used one anyway — and then displayed it on national television. Now D.C. police say they’re investigating whether the District’s gun laws were violated in the incident.
David Benowitz, a District defense attorney who handles gun cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, said the ammunition charge Gregory could face is a rarely prosecuted misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The attorney said Gregory would be permitted a jury trial.So there you go. I have nothing to say here, so I'm just going to leave it to y'all. Oh, and David Gregory is off next Sunday for a planned vacation ... or so NBC says.