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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Virginia Gun Store Files Accusation With ATF Over CBS Producer’s AR-15 Purchase

An Arlington, Va., gun store has filed an accusation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives against a CBS News producer who bought an AR-15 rifle to show how easy it is to do so.

The store alleges that the producer, Paula Reid, may have violated a law intended to keep guns out of the hands of people unable to make a legal firearm purchase.

Reid went to the firearms dealer SpecDive Tactical for a news segment for “CBS This Morning” with the stated intent of purchasing the rifle for herself. CBS reported that the transaction took 38 minutes. SpecDive Tactical told The Daily Caller the transaction took place Tuesday.

Kris Van Cleeve, reporting on the segment for CBS, stated, “As for the rifle we legally purchased, it was transferred to a federally licensed firearm dealer and weapons instructor in Virginia following state law within hours of us purchasing the weapon.”



Anonymous said...

It looks like she lied on a Federal form and made a straw purchase illegally. Pay the price.

Anonymous said...

Was it her intent to show how easy it is to make a straw purchase? Many people do make straw purchases, and then elude prosecution by claiming the weapon to be stolen from them not long after purchase.

No matter. What she did was both illegal and wrong. She is not immune to federal prosecution... that is unless Obama's machine steps in and declares her a heroine.

Anonymous said...

I think she proved her point loud and clear!

Concerned Retiree said...

She should be punished to the max for this Federal Gun Crime. Also the one receiving the weapon should be punished to the max for nothing else but possessing a regulated firearm illegally.

Anonymous said...

The law is vague and we all know a woman can change her mind before she ever had it made up in the first place.