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'Under the Gun' director describes skirting federal gun laws yet did absolutely nothing wrong?

As Twitchy reported, Stephanie Soechtig, director of Katie Couric’s deceptively edited documentary “Under the Gun,” admitted in an interview with The Lip TV that she sent one of the film’s producers to Arizona to purchase a Bushmaster rifle and three handguns from a private, non-licensed seller to demonstrate how gun buyers can skirt background checks.

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In pulling off the stunt, though, the filmmakers themselves had to skirt federal gun laws. Sean Davis of The Federalist followed up with several questions for Soechtig, who in a statement admitted that multiple rifles were purchased by a non-Arizona resident but argued that the transaction was “perfectly legal” in that state.

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“Arizona law allows out-of-state residents to buy long guns (i.e. rifles, shotguns, military style assault rifles) from a private seller without a background check. It also allows Arizona residents to buy handguns from a private seller without a background check,” Soechtig maintained, adding that the guns purchased never left the state but instead were turned over to law enforcement and destroyed.

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Something did seem amiss there. Didn’t she tell Lip TV her producer, a Colorado resident, purchased three handguns and a rifle from an Arizona resident? According to her statement to The Federalist, an out-of-state resident purchased multiple rifles on hidden camera, while the handgun was purchased by an Arizona resident.

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The Federalist reports:

One key portion of Soechtig’s new statement, however, directly contradicts key portions of her previous interview with The Lip TV. In that interview, Soechtig said her out-of-state producer purchased three handguns in Arizona without going through an FFL. In the most recent statement, Soechtig states that only one handgun was purchased and that it was purchased by an Arizona resident, not a Colorado resident. Under federal law, all interstate handgun purchases must be processed by an FFL in the buyer’s home state. If Soechtig’s latest statement is an accurate representation of what happened, then it is unclear why she originally claimed that three handguns were legally purchased by an out-of-state resident without going through an FFL.

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Lie? Didn’t the director spice in unrelated footage to make a gun rights group appear stumped by Couric and then try to get away with claiming she was just giving viewers some quiet time to ponder the very important question? After that, anyone would be foolish to take Soechtig at her word.

Anti-gun filmmakers and lobbyists always seem to know more about the law than licensed gun dealers and law enforcement authorities, none of whom contacted by The Federalist said that the purchases as described (both times) were legal.

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The biggest problem with the law seems to be that no one is bothering to investigate. So what good are stronger laws?

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