Journalistic Integrity

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.

To compare the edited video to the unedited audio recording or read the lawsuit, go to: http://clarelocke.com/our-cases/katie-couric/

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
And you can join the organization here:
www.VCDL.org/Join-VCDL

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.

Patricia (Pat) Webb
President, Gadsden Guns, Inc.

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