Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I imagine it was procured for him and given to him at the studio. I imagine NBC can probably access all kinds of things, including empty ones and props that look real.
You don't see a difference between holding one to show during a discussion of it on a news show and using it to actually fire a bullet? C'mon....
I haven't seen anything that would indicate that it's a prop. Using one at a gun range, or for "sport shooting", is in my opinion not any different than bringing one on TV to discuss/debate. None of those activities are going to be harmful but they are all illegal.