David Gregory won’t be charged

David Gregory holding up an ammunition clip on "Meet the Press." (AP) David Gregory holding up an ammunition clip on "Meet the Press." (AP)

The host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” David Gregory, will not be arrested or charged with a crime for waving what he claimed was a high-capacity ammunition gun clip on national television last month.

D.C. attorney general Irvin B. Nathan announced his decision Friday afternoon by releasing a letter to an attorney for NBC. Nathan wrote that though the device Gregory held up “meets the definition” of the criminal statute, he wrote that prosecution “would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.”

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