“We sent a producer out and he was from Colorado. He went to Arizona, and he was able to buy a Bushmaster and then three other pistols without a background check in a matter of four hours. And that’s perfectly legal.” Wrong. Under the Gun Producer Stephanie Soechtig’s statement to The Federalist is an admission of at least two federal felonies. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has nudged the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate and prosecute Ms. Soechtig. Meanwhile, check this out . . .
“These guns were then turned over to law enforcement and destroyed. They never left the state of Arizona.”
As The Federalist points out in a subsequent report . . .
For one thing, no agency in Arizona operates that swiftly. This appears to be simply a fantasy of left-wing gun hatred—instantaneous destruction of things they don’t like, as if pestilence is upon the land and authorities can somehow step in and simply eradicate it. Police don’t track and notify anyone of such actions.
As a practical matter, Arizona authorities gather firearms they receive, hold them in a property office, and through a long, deliberate court-involved process decide what the proper disposition of the goods should be. When firearms are in useable condition, they are very often recycled and used by the agency that received them. The Bushmaster rifle Couric’s team obtained, highly prized by police (though vilified in Couric’s report) is a candidate for salvation.
After criticism of their blatant anti-gun editing, Soechtig and her Executive Producer Katie Couric now face felony charges. If there’s any justice in this world, they will experience the same legal consequences as any other out-of-state straw purchaser. We are, after all a country of laws; for better or worse.
Oh and Ammoland’s expose of the Producers’ illegal acts has been pulled due to copyright claims by the film’s producers.