As former Meet the Press host David Gregory can attest, all’s fair when there’s a narrative to advance. While Gregory wasn’t prosecuted for violating D.C.’s ban against possession of a “high-capacity” magazine — waving it at NRA Veep Wayne LaPierre on-air no less — Mr. Gregory damn well should have been. I mean, if anyone should be. Anyway, now comes word that ‘Under the Gun’ Director, Stephanie Soechtig, Confesses to Federal Gun Crimes. Popcorn ready? Schadenfreude good to go? Let’s begin [via ammoland.com] . . .
(I)n nakedly advocating for more gun control laws in a one-sided and deceptive piece of propaganda, Ms. Soechtig and her staff likely violated existing federal laws by apparently conspiring to unlawfully import firearms from Arizona into Colorado, and by failing to properly conduct an interstate firearms transfer through a dealer
It is clear from the fraudulent way in which gun rights supporters were portrayed in the documentary, and the unlawful way in which firearms were obtained to support the documentary’s gun control theme, that neither truth nor the law were concerns of Ms. Soechtig or her staff in creating the film.
It’s also pretty clear that the feds will give Ms. Kouric and Co. a free pass. Unless someone, you know, reports on the reporters to the ATF. Or the Colorado state police. Hey, it could happen. Soon.
Meanwhile, there’s this at the ever-so-pro-gun-control washingtonpost.com: Gun-documentary director shows no remorse for deceptive, demeaning edit. “Arrogance and disregard for people are horrible traits in someone who purports to explore one of the country’s most divisive issues,” Erik Wemple concludes. That’s gotta leave a mark.