The investigation into NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory has been completed by Washington D.C. police and has been turned over to the attorney general's office, who will decided whether to prosecute the case. As a refresher, three weeks ago Gregory interviewed NRA President Wayne LaPierre from the Meet the Press studio in Washington D.C. During the interview, Gregory held up a 30-round ammunition magazine while making a case for limits on magazine capacity. The simple possession of a 30-round ammunition magazine in Washington D.C. is illegal.
In an e-mail, a spokeswoman for D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said her department has “completed the investigation into this matter, and the case has been presented to the OAG for a determination of the prosecutorial merit of the case.”
Possessing a magazine capable of holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition, even if empty, is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The question of how to proceed now rests with the office of Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, which oversees prosecutions of some low-level offenses. A spokesman for Nathan said the office would not comment until a decision was made.
I expect Nathan to treat Gregory equally under the law. Considering our veterans have gone to jail in Washington D.C. for similar offenses, Gregory should face the consequences of his actions. NBC and Gregory are still refusing to comment on the situation.