Report: NBC News anchor ‘defied police’



By Joe Kovacs

Posted: Dec.26th, 2012

Police in Washington, D.C., reportedly warned NBC not to show a high-capacity gun magazine on the air before last Sunday’s broadcast of “Meet the Press,” and confirm that the show’s anchor, David Gregory, is under investigation.

“NBC contacted [the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department] inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment,” Gwendolyn Crump, a police spokeswoman, said in an email to WJLA-TV, the ABC television affiliate in the nation’s capital.

“NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated.”

Despite the warning, Gregory held up the ammunition magazine on national television for a discussion on gun control.

“Here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets,” Gregory said on “Meet the Press” as he brandished the magazine. “Now isn’t it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said, ‘Well, you could only have a magazine that carries five bullets or 10 bullets,’ isn’t it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?”