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Did David Gregory Break DC Law By Possessing A 30-Round Clip?

Moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" David Gregory may have broken Washington, D.C. law by brandishing a high-capacity magazine during his interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.


DAVID GREGORY:
Okay. So let me widen the argument. Let's stipulate that you're right. Let's say armed guards might work. Let's widen the argument out a little bit. So here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. Now isn't it possible that, if we got rid of these, if we replaced them in said, "Well, you could only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets," isn't it just possible that we can reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?

WAYNE LAPIERRE:
I don't believe that's going to make one difference. There are so many different ways to evade that, even if you had that. You had that for ten years when Dianne Feinstein passed that ban in '94. It was on the books. Columbine occurred right in the middle of it. It didn't make any difference. I know everybody-- that this town wants to argue about gun control. I don't think it's what will work. What will work is this. I'll tell you this.

DAVID GREGORY:
But (INAUDIBLE PHRASE) this a matter of logic, Mr. LaPierre. Because anybody watching this is going to say, "Hey, wait a minute. I just heard Mr. LaPierre say that the standard is we should try anything that might reduce the violence." Are you telling me it's not a matter of common sense that, if you don't have an ability to shoot off 30 rounds without reloading that just possibly you could reduce the loss of life?

WAYNE LAPIERRE:
David--

DAVID GREGORY:
That Adam Lanza may not have been able to shoot as many kids--

WAYNE LAPIERRE:
I-- I--

DAVID GREGORY:
--if he didn't have as much ammunition?

WAYNE LAPIERRE:
I don't buy your argument for a minute. There are so many--

DAVID GREGORY:
It's not possible?

WAYNE LAPIERRE:
There are so many different ways he could have done it. And there's an endless amount of ways a monster--

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