On September 13, 2016, the Virginia Citizens Defense League (“VCDL”), Daniel Hawes, and I filed a defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and other makers of the anti-gun advocacy film Under the Gun. Filed in the Richmond Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the lawsuit seeks $12 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages. The film contains false footage purporting to show us sitting silently and avoiding eye contact for approximately nine seconds after a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the exchange reveals that, in reality, we had immediately begun answering Couric’s question and had explained the bases for our opposition to background checks for nearly six minutes. To manufacture the false and defamatory exchange, the filmmakers deleted all of our responses and spliced in silent footage from another part of the interview to make it appear as though we had been stumped and have no basis for our position on background checks.
If you agree that deceptive journalism is a breach of the public trust and that journalistic integrity is something that should be held sacred, you can help in this fight. VCDL is accepting donations to help defray the cost of this lawsuit. If you would like to take an active role in defeating deceptive journalism you can make your monetary donations here: www.VCDL.org/Donate
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Rest assured that the VCDL and I will defend freedom to our last breath. Thank you to all who have offered support, whether it is a kind word or a kind donation. We appreciate all that you do and will stand with you to defend your right to defend yourself.
Recent reports are creating a frenzy over the increasing numbers of motor vehicles used in crimes.
We all know that these reports are total BS because the item used to commit a crime is not the real problem, but they make exciting news stories and prompt citizens to feel important by choosing which of the 2 clearly defined “sides” of the “issue” they support, so they continue to proliferate.
Repercussions are largely as expected.
The American public has resumed its cries of “why doesn’t somebody do something?” while simultaneously intending to do nothing more strenuous than posting an emotionally charged status on social media.
*Note: “somebody” in the above context can be assumed to mean “somebody else” and “something” can be assumed to mean “something that doesn’t involve any action, discomfort, or minor irrelevant changes in my own personal routine.”
As usual, politicians have espied the opportunity to seize upon the vague, general fear, and use that widespread unease to sign their name on yet another piece of feel-good legislation.
The proposed legislation will, of course, not actually provide any security.
But at least the aforementioned politicians can claim that they’ve taken some kind of action on your behalf, and will certainly remind you of this during the next election cycle.
The proposed Escape Vehicle Ban legislation is as follows:
Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.
GunGate – How it Happened
Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”