Here's an ironic twist: Washington D.C. police are investigating whether any gun laws were violated when NBC's David Gregory showed a high-capacity magazine on "Meet the Press" last week to make a point about how more gun control is needed.
It is against the law in the District of Columbia to possess a device that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition -- even if it's not attached to a firearm, CNN reports.
Gregory was interviewing Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, following the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
"So here's a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets," Gregory said holding up what appeared to be an example of one. "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 10 bullets, isn't it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?"
LaPierre responded that he didn't think a ban like that would make a difference.
Conservative commentators first pointed out the potential code violation after the show aired. About 6,900 people signed an online petition at the White House's We the People site, asking officials to press charges against Gregory.