Meet the Press host David Gregory violated D.C.’s gun laws when he brought a 30-round AR-15 magazine in the studio, which is located in D.C. He was arguing with Wayne LaPierre about the need to outlawhigh capacity ammunition magazines. He tried appealing to LaPierre’ssense of pragmatism and stated that Lanza would’ve killed fewer people had he only had access to 10-round magazines. During his discussion, Gregory held up a high capacity magazine as an example.
Can you imagine if some kid in D.C. brought not an AR-15, and not even a small gun, but an empty ammo magazine? The student would for sure be expelled, after which he might even face jail time. The penalty is up to $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail. It doesn’t matter that the magazine is powerless without bullets and a gun. Schools have “no tolerance” policies, which means that mere drawings and sign language that resembles guns are considered violations.
The Meet the Press D.C. studio should not be treated any differently just because it’s a TV show. If they’re consistent, Gregory will be convicted of violating the local gun laws. Here is what D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 states regarding “High Capacity Ammunition Magazines”:
“(b) 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. 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. The term large capacity ammunition feeding device shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition..”
So, the host was in clear violation of laws that he argues in favor of, and he broke those laws while he was arguing in support of them. Even he can’t obey them, yet he wants everyone else to abide by them.
In reality, I really don’t care that he brought a magazine to his studio. The law is stupid just like all other restrictive gun laws. But the fact that he will not likely have any legal consequences goes to show more of the left’s hypocrisy on guns. Whatever happened to “no tolerance?”