Talk-show host David Gregory of NBC's “Meet the Press” is in hot water over a gun control segment in which he displayed an ammunition magazine.According to TMZ, police are looking into Gregory's actions; however, it is unclear whether or not he can be held legally liable for them.
The network claims they phoned the LAPD before airing the show and were told it's perfectly legal to display the magazine on TV, as long as it's empty.
Yesterday, December 26, police issued a statement claiming they specifically told the staff that it would be illegal to show the magazine on national TV.
“NBC contacted the Metropolitan Police Dept. inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for this segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and the request was denied,” it reads.
Gregory was trying to make a point out of outlawing magazines that carry 30 rounds, pointing out that allowing only 5 or 10-bullet magazines would benefit the society. His comments follow the recent Newtown massacre, in which 27 children and adults were gunned down.