Considering that there’s no federal ban on 30 round magazines, but there is a local law, getting permission (?) from the Feds only means the Feds won’t prosecute you for a law that doesn’t exist. It doesn’t mean local law can’t prosecute you for a law that does.
I’m not a lawyer or anything, but anyone with a passing familiarity of American law should realize this. It’s like Washington state legalizing marijuana. That’s fine for the local choom gang to know the state law enforcement will leave them alone, but the DEA can still arrest their asses.
Does the network Meet the Press is on have an in house legal team?
Does this reporter have his own personal legal representation?
I'm guessing yes to both questions.
Were their legal beagles consulted?
And, if so, were they contacted before or after the Meet the Press screw up?