D.C. Police Say David Gregory’s Use Of Gun Magazine Was Illegal, Per Report

According to POLITICO, a spokesman from the Washington Metropolitan Police Department said it was illegal for David Gregory to use a gun magazine as a prop on Meet the Press — even if it was empty.

Officer Paul Metcalf said “it’d still be illegal” if the magazine didn’t contain bullets.

Yesterday, TMZ reported that Gregory was given the green light after a D.C. official contacted the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. And that he may have gotten conflicting responses.

Metcalf did not comment on the report. “I don’t know where they got their information. I can’t confirm what they said,” he said. “All I can say for now is that the matter is still under investigation.”

An ATF official told POLITICO that the information the D.C. official provided to the ATF was inaccurate. As Metcalf said, using the magazine would be illegal — and the ATF official “said the bureau regretted that the misunderstanding had created these issues.”

And so the saga of David Gregory and the gun clip continues…

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