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NBC Meet the Press moderator investigated by DC police after displaying ammunition (VIDEO)

The incident occured during an interview with NRA's Wayne LaPierre on Sunday during which Gregory asked the organization's chief if banning high-capacity ammunition would make a difference.

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NBC's David Gregory of Meet the Press investigated by Washington DC police after displaying a high-ammunition clip. (NBC/Screengrab)

David Gregory, host of NBC's Meet the Press, is being investigated by Washington DC police after he held up an ammunition clip on television.

The incident occurred during an interview with NRA's Wayne LaPierre on Sunday during which Gregory asked the organization's chief if banning high-capacity ammunition would make a difference in reducing gun murders.

“So here’s a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. Now isn’t it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said well, you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn’t it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?” David Gregory asked LaPierre, reported CNN.

Washington DC law says that it is illegal to be in possession of a clip that has more than 10 rounds.

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this matter,” said DC police officer and spokesman Araz Alali, according to Mediaite.

“There are DC code violations, DC code restrictions on guns, ammunition. We are investigating this matter. Beyond the scope of that, I can’t comment any further,” he said told Politico.

NBC has declined to comment to other media organizations.

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