A petition on the White House website calling for NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory to be arrested for illegal possession of gun ammo is gaining signatures at lightening speed, reaching nearly 10,000 names as of Thursday morning.
It was just last Sunday that Gregory displayed on the air what appeared to be a 30-round magazine in an effort to add some drama to his cross examination of National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre.
According to Politico, the Washington DC police told NBC not to show the high-capacity magazine on the program and are now investigating Gregory for doing so.
The petition states:
Press charges against David Gregory for possession of a 30-round, high capacity assault rifle magazine in Washington D.C
David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person.
DC High Capacity Ammunition Magazines – D.C. Official Code 7-2506.01
(b) No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this subsection, the term large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
We The People demand that he be formally charged for violation of this law on “Meet The Press.”
The petition was created just four days ago, on December 23. It is already 40 percent of the way to the 25,000 signatures required in 30 days to elicit a formal response from the White House.