I love this story,because it's symptomatic of the very problem that guys like David Gregory are trying to cause. I say cause because they are championing it, and if they get their way we'll have more of a problem not less.
The liberal media like David Gregory are absolutely desperate to pass a new law (one which is the same as the old law that didn't actually work) that will punish the law abiding in order to try to prevent criminals from breaking the law with guns. But if we're going to be prosecuting people because of a new rash of vague and arbitrary gun laws which are added on to the old ones, then David Gregory will have to be first in line.
It was against the law for him to be in possession of a 30 round magazine which he waved for effect at NRA president Wayne LaPierre. The photo above demonstrates his law breaking on nationwide TV. According to the fans of gun bans, what he did is legally the same as if he were waving around a loaded gun.
The press will say, "No no no... that's different, David Gregory obviously wasn't threatening to anyone!" And to that, me and my law abiding brethren in the firearms community say "EXACTLY! Neither are we! If it's good enough for David Gregory, then why isn't it good enough for us?!"
I don't honestly think David Gregory should go to prison, I think the law should be rewritten to punish criminals and people who are an actual danger to the public, not free citizens exercising their rights. But if you're coming for my legally purchased perfectly safe personal property, then I want to see Gregory in the holding cell with me. (And with him, I want to see the producer who got the thing for him, and whoever it was who bought it and transported it into DC in the first place.) They shouldn't be allowed to slip the noose just because of being members of the press.