William A. Jacobson @ Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
As previously reported, last Sunday David Gregory held up what he described as high capacity AR-15 ammunition magazine, which would violate the District of Columbia’s gun law if the magazine were real.
My multiple attempts last Sunday to obtain a response from NBC News as to whether the magazine was real were with stone cold silence. None of the three senior communications executives with responsibility for Meet the Press responded.
Now there is news via Breitbart.com (h/t Drudge) that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is investigating. I spoke with Officer Alali, the spokesman on duty today at the MPD, who refused any further comment except to confirm that there is an “active investigation.”
It may be even worse for Gregory and NBC News. According to an e-mail received by The Patriots Perspective website, which originally broke the Gregory story, NBC News had inquired whether it was permitted to use the magazine and was told that it was not permitted. The authenticity of the email has not been verified.
Approximately two hours ago I emailed the same three senior communications executives at NBC News asking for them to confirm or deny this information, but none has responded.