As we told you yesterday, a CBS News producer with no criminal record who bought a legal product has been the big “scoop” among the anti-gun Left.

As it turns out, in addition to helping pad the AR-15 sales numbers, the CBS News purchase ended up raising eyebrows at the gun store and has been reported:

From Stephen Gutowski at the Free Beacon:

The gun store where a CBS News employee purchased a gun for a segment that aired Thursday on “CBS This Morning” has filed a report with the Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives over concerns the purchase was unlawful.
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The store said they contacted the ATF after viewing the report because they feared the misdirection used by the CBS reporter constituted a straw purchase, which would be a federal crime.

Can you say “backfire”?

What say you, Justice Department?

That’s what we’d expect.

But on the off chance CBS News has any legal trouble over the gun purchase, they were informed who to call: