Piers Morgan is not the only celebrity who is the subject of White House petitions. David Gregory, the host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' is also under scrutiny.
More than 11,000 people have signed a petition that urges authorities to arrest Gregory after he showed a 30-bullet gun clip during an interview with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday's broadcast from Washington, D.C.
“David Gregory is not above the law; he is a journalist, and must be held accountable to the same law as every other person,” the petition says. “We the People demand that he be formally charged for violation of this law on Meet the Press."
You see, in Washington D.C. it is illegal to brandish a clip of that size, even if it is meant for demonstration. Gregory used the clip to challenge LaPierre during the interview on the necessity of such clips.
"Now isn't it possible that, if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said, 'Well, you could only have a magazine that carries five bullets or 10 bullets,' isn't it just possible that we can reduce the carnage in a situation like Newtown?" Gregory asked during the broadcast.
NRA president David Keen called the investigation "silly" on CNN today.
“I’m not a vindictive guy who wants to go after David Gregory,” he said. “I really think what David Gregory did while he was inadvertently flouting the law was illustrating in a very graphic way, perhaps not intentionally, but in a graphic way just how silly some of these laws are.”
The punishment for possessing a clip in Washington D.C. is up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.