Just like everyone else this week, Meet The Press has been discussing gun control. And just like everyone else, they wanted to have some sort of image of what the actual devices they’re talking about looked like. But unlike everyone else, Meet The Press decided to not just show a picture of a high capacity magazine, but to actually have what appears to be a standard USGI-style 30 round magazine live on the show. A show which is filmed in Washington, D.C. where such things are a illegal. Here’s the specific law:
(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. The term “large capacity ammunition feeding device” shall not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
Penalty for breaking this little rule is a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or up to a year in prison.
How much you want to bet the police don’t even look into it?
[Thanks to the guys commenting under this post for the tip]