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D.C. Won't Prosecute NBC's Gregory Over Ammo

NBC reported Friday that D.C.'s attorney general won't
charge Meet the Press host David
Gregory with illegal possession of a high-capacity ammunition magazine, which
he displayed on the air Dec. 23 in an interview with the National Rifle
Association's Wayne LaPierre.

According to the network, attorney General Irvin B. Nathan
said in a letter that Gregory was trying to "promote the First Amendment
purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy."

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.