Some people use each and every incident of gun violence to call for stricter gun laws. If somebody abuses his Constitutional rights, we’re told, that means nobody should have them. But I might take gun-grabbers’ legal opinions more seriously if they actually knew the difference between “legal” and “illegal.”
Stephanie Soechtig sure doesn’t. She’s the director of Under the Gun, the gun-control
documentary agitprop that has landed Katie Couric in hot water. Not only did Soechtig deceptively edit the film to take out gun-rights activists’ answers to Couric’s questions, but now it turns out Soechtig has publicly bragged about breaking federal gun laws.
In February, The Lip TV interviewed the film’s director, Stephanie Soechtig, prior to the film’s release. During this interview, Ms. Soechtig openly discussed how she sent a producer of the film, who resides in Colorado, to Arizona to purchase firearms (including three pistols) privately…
According to Ms. Soechtig, the producer met a private seller in a parking lot of a local Wendy’s, and in less than four hours and without a background check, obtained a Bushmaster rifle and three handguns…
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.
NEWS FLASH: An illegal act doesn’t become legal just because you’re not arrested immediately for it. If you meet somebody in a Wendy’s parking lot and buy a gram of cocaine, you might get away with it. That doesn’t make it legal. I can’t really think of any legal activities that would involve meeting a stranger in a Wendy’s parking lot, other than, y’know, eating at Wendy’s.
We’ve finally found somebody who’s dumber than Katie Couric. Take a bow, Ms. Soechtig. And lawyer up.
Hat tip to Sean Davis, who notes:
Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig, and their entire anti-gun documentary team now have a chance to put their money where their mouths are. If enforcement of federal gun laws is essential to preventing gun violence, then Soechtig and her team must pay the price for their willful and admitted violations of federal gun laws.
I think we’re about to find out just how committed these people are to the stricter enforcement of gun laws.