NRA President: David Gregory Should Not Be Prosecuted
CAROL COSTELLO, CNN: I'd like to get this question out of the way. David Gregory, of NBC News, held up a 30-round magazine as a prop during his interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. A 30-round magazine is illegal in the city of Washington, D.C. Should Mr. Gregory be prosecuted?
DAVID KEENE, NRA: No, I don't think so. I mean, basically -- there are two lessons for him there. One, don't ask the government what's legal and what isn't legal because half the people you ask don't know. And secondly, that's a silly felony. It's a felony in Washington, D.C., to own that magazine or to be caught with a cartridge. So I really think what David Gregory did, while he was inadvertently flouting the law, was illustrated in a very graphic way, perhaps not intentionally, but in a graphic way -- just how silly some of these laws are. And if he's prosecuted -- you know, there are gun owners across this country --
COSTELLO: But isn't it the NRA's position to enforce the existing laws on the books? Then why not enforce this one, it's on the books?
KEENE: Well, I'm not a vindictive guy that wants to go after David Gregory. And I don't think most people do. But I do think it illustrates the craziness of some of these laws.