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Posted: December 27, 2012 at 12:48 a.m.

District of Columbia police said they are investigating an incident in which NBC News journalist David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Press. Gun laws in the nation’s capital generally restrict the possession of high-capacity magazines, regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. Gregory held up the magazine as a prop for Sunday’s segment, apparently to make a point during an interview, even though D.C. police say NBC had already been advised not to use it in the show. “NBC contacted [the Metropolitan Police Department] inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment. NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated,” police spokesman Gwendolyn Crump said in a written statement. She declined to comment further. While interviewing National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for Sunday’s program, Gregory held u

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