CBS Reporter Gets A Lot More Than She Bargained For When She Buys Firearm Illegally
A certain CBS News producer recently tried to make a gun store look bad by demonstrating how easy it would be for her to buy an AR-15 with illegal intentions. Now it's seeming that she has a lot to answer for and may even go to jail for just that, buying a gun with illegal intentions.
Arlington, Virginia gun store SpecDive Tactical just filed an "accusation" with the ATF claiming that CBS producer, Paula Reid came to buy a firearm without answering honestly wether or not she planned on transferring the gun to a third party.
"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,” said Kris Van Cleeve, reporter from CBS This Morning.
In addition they claimed that the weapon was purchased in only 38 minutes but they failed to mention that the producer had lies and said that the gun was for herself.
ATF form 4473 clearly asks the purchaser of a firearm Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm (s) listed on this form? Warning: You are not the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm (s) on behalf of another person. If you are not the actual buyer, the dealer cannot transfer the firearm(s) to you."
Federal law requires this form to be filled out and filed with the purchase of a firearm.
Now SpecDive Tactical is saying that they formally filed an accusation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that says that CBS producer Paula Reid purchased a firearm under false pretenses in order to give to her employer.
The report reads “Ms. Paula Reid came into the shop with cash, claiming she wished to purchase an AR-15 to, ‘undergo training.’ She refused basic, free instruction of firearms safety under the pretense that she was using the firearm for training with a NRA certified instructor.”
“Due to the information provided in the CBS News report filed today, I suspect Ms. Reid committed a straw purchase and procurement of a firearm under false pretenses,” the statement continued.
This is a very serious offense. Punishment for this crime can include "up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine."
Owner of SpecDive Tactical, Jerry Rapp explained “When you knowingly attempt to purchase a firearm with the intent of giving it to another person, you are trying to bypass the legal pathway to firearms ownership. This, in itself, is a very serious crime."
“I do not see how any member of the press can get away with potentially committing a felony just to boost their ratings and mislead the general public,” said Rapp.
Well we certainly see about that. Hopefully justice will be swift.
Source: Conservative Tribune