The trade organization for the firearms industry is asking that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives take a closer look at weapon deals made during the filming of Under the Gun.
The film, starring news personality Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, has been the subject of scorn over editing practices that had led a broad spectrum to deride the documentary and even call for Couric to be fired from her current position with Yahoo News despite a statement from the star regretting the edit.
Soechtig, who stands by her work, spoke with The Lip TV at length in February about the film before its release in which, as first reported by Ammoland, she details how a producer was able to purchase several firearms, including several pistols, in a neighboring state in the parking lot of a Wendy’s.
“We sent a producer out and he was from Colorado. He went to Arizona and was able to buy a Bushmaster and then three other pistols without a background check in a matter of like four hours,” Soechtig said.