D.C. police urged ‘Meet the Press’ execs to use picture of high-capacity magazine
JANUARY 26, 2015
Judicial Watch and Legal Insurrection obtained an affidavit calling for David Gregory’s arrest after filing a FOIA lawsuit against the Washington Metro Police Department. This lawsuit sought to obtain all government documents regarding the non-prosecution of Gregory after Gregory held up a high-capacity magazine, illegal in D.C., during an interview with NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on Meet the Press in 2012. DC’s Police Department warned NBC News two days before the interview that Gregory could not hold up the magazine and suggested he hold up a photo of one instead. You can read more about this affidavit in more detail here.
See why Gregory was never prosecuted, as featured in the article:
Four days later, D.C. police began investigating the case. While D.C. police wanted to arrest Gregory for violating District laws, then D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan declined to charge the host and the warrant was never followed up on by police or filed with D.C. Superior Court. Instead, it remained within the District’s Office of the Attorney General.