Arrest David Gregory. He is in possession of an illegal high capacity magazine.

Legal Insurrection caught it.

It sure looks that way, unless the gun clip Gregory held up today was just a dummy prop.

I saw a number of tweets linking to this post David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV quoting D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01 (emphasis in original):

b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

I confirmed via Westlaw that this is in fact existing D.C. law.  Here’s the entire section:

§ 7-2506.01. Persons permitted to possess ammunition.

(a) No person shall possess ammunition in the District of Columbia unless:

(1) He is a licensed dealer pursuant to subchapter IV of this unit;

(2) He is an officer, agent, or employee of the District of Columbia or the United States of America, on duty and acting within the scope of his duties when possessing such ammunition;

(3) He is the holder of the valid registration certificate for a firearm of the same gauge or caliber as the ammunition he possesses; except, that no such person shall possess restricted pistol bullets; or

(4) He holds an ammunition collector’s certificate on September 24, 1976.

(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

It’s not a prop. In fact, it is a used magazine, you can tell by the wear marks on it.

Which makes me ask two questions.  Where did he get it? Who sold it to him? And why isn’t he under arrest or under investigation? (okay three questions)

If he argues he had it, but meant no harm with it, I’ll argue he just validated every gun owner’s argument in America.  Or he goes to jail. He wants gun control, lets introduce him to the stupidity of it.

Either way, I’m a tickled man.

Come on D.C. P.D.!

Oh BTW- Gregory’s argument falls flat. A shooter, uninhibited  by armed resistance will be able to manipulate 10 round mags just fine to reload and reload and reload.  Ten, twenty thirty it doesn’t matter, it is and will always be the shooter’s actions.

Make revolvers the only pistols available and you’ll see this.

Jerry Miculek in action.

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