ATF Official Cites ‘Miscommunication’ Over NBC Gun Magazine Flap
(CNN) - NBC evidently got conflicting guidance from federal and local law enforcement officials about the legality of displaying an empty gun magazine on “Meet the Press,” according to statements by the agencies involved.
An official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told CNN that he relayed information to NBC from the Washington Metropolitan Police Department that displaying an empty gun magazine was legal. Meanwhile, an MPD spokeswoman said her department told NBC such a display would be illegal.
It was not clear in what order NBC received the communications. NBC declined again on Thursday to comment on the matter.