Anti-gun Director Just Admitted to Breaking Federal Firearms Law…For the Good of the Movement? [VIDEO]

by Warner Todd Huston | June 4, 2016 6:42 pm

First, so-called news anchor Katie Couric is caught and forced to apologize for straight out lying with deceptive editing in her new anti-gun “documentary,” and now it looks like director of that same film has admitted to breaking federal laws.

Couric’s lie-filled “Under the Gun” documentary[1] has already been pulled from the network that was airing it and Couric herself has apologized after being caught red handed.

But now the director of the schlock-u-mentary claims her colleagues on the film bought four firearms and took possession of them in four hours without a background check.

In an interview, director Stephanie Soechtig insists what they did for the film was “perfectly legal.”

But as Ammoland reports[2], if they really did that, then they really DID break the law.

Under current federal law it is a violation for any person to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any firearm to any person who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in the state in which the transferor resides. (18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(5).) Thus, by asking a private party in Arizona to sell the Colorado producer firearms, Ms. Soechtig and her staff induced an otherwise law abiding citizen to commit a federal crime. There was nothing legal about what Ms. Soechtig and her staff did, despite their slanted attempt to portray in their documentary the private sale of firearms as unregulated and legal.

It is also unlawful for any person other than a dealer to transport into or receive in the state where they reside any firearm purchased or otherwise obtained outside that State. (18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(3).) Violations of these laws can result in a hefty fine and a felony conviction of up to five years. (18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(1)(D).) Further, if two or more persons conspire to commit any offense, and at least one person commits an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy, each party to the conspiracy can also face an additional fine and imprisonment for up to five years. (18 U.S.C. § 371.)

Will the feds prosecute these gun crimes? Since it is Obama running the Department of Justice and the ATF and since Couric is a far left-winger… probably not.

  1. Couric’s lie-filled “Under the Gun” documentary:
  2. Ammoland reports:

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