NBC Was Told by Police Not to Show Gun Clip on Air Politico

NBC was told by Washington, D.C., police not to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air, according to a statement Wednesday from the police, reports

“NBC contacted [the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department] inquiring if they could utilize a high capacity magazine for their segment,” a police spokeswoman said. "NBC was informed that possession of a high capacity magazine is not permissible and their request was denied. This matter is currently being investigated.”

As previously reported, the D.C. police are investigating an incident in which the high-capacity magazine was shown on "Meet the Press." The D.C. code, in its firearms regulations, stipulates, "No person in the District shall possess, sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device," regardless of whether it's attached to a firearm.