David Gregory, Meet the Press Investigated For Gun Display

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NBC's Meet the Press and host David Gregory are being investigated by officials after his display of a high capacity gun magazine on television Sunday.

Some reports say Gregory was cleared by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to show the weapon on television (below).

Others aren't so sure.

David Gregory, Meet the Press

Ironically, Gregory's display took place during an interview with the NRA President on Meet the Press, in which gun laws and gun safety were debated.

If anything, he was making a point about the power and danger of such weapons during a gun control debate of sorts - not flashing it for any other purpose.

In fielding NBC's inquiry about the magazine, an ATF official contacted the D.C. police to find out if the District of Columbia had a law prohibiting such a display.

The D.C. police official concluded David could legally show the magazine, provided it was empty, and told the ATF, who gave Meet the Press the green light.

However, it appears district police are now conflicted about their own answer.

D.C. police released a statement today, saying "NBC contacted the Metropolitan Police Dept. inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for this segment."

"NBC was informed that it was not permissible and the request was denied."

Basically, David Gregory is currently being investigated for displaying the magazine, despite apparently trying successfully to have the display cleared.