Audio proof has emerged proving that pro-gun voices were edited — making respondents appear stumped or unsure — in Katie Couric’s gun control film, Under the Gun.
Breitbart News previously reported that Katie Couric omitted a four-hour interview that had been done with gun scholar John Lott Jr. The Guardian spoke with director Stephanie Soechtig regarding the decision to leave Lott out of the movie, and Soechtig said:
[Lott’s] research has been criticized and largely discredited, and when we went to include it in the film, it felt like unnecessary real estate to put in the film, because we know his research has been debunked many times. We kept going back to the idea that we wanted to reserve the real estate in the film for the responsible gun owners.
Now, the Washington Free Beacon reports that Lott was by no means the only pro-gun person affected by the director’s cut, ostensibly for giving answers that did not jive with Couric and Soechtig’s predetermined goals.
The Beacon published audio in which Couric can be heard asking a group of pro-gun individuals how “terrorists or felons” can be prevented from buying guns if there are no background checks? The individuals can immediately be heard telling her there are already laws on the books “at the federal and state level” that prohibit felons and certain other criminals from buying guns. “These things are already illegal.”
Other voices can be heard defending citizens who have been accused but not convicted. One of the same voices emphasizes that background checks cannot catch latent criminals, only actual ones; that the government does not have the ability to predict who will be a felon and deny Second Amendment rights based on that prediction.
However, in the portion of the film in which Couric asks the question about background checks, the pro-gun responses were delayed, giving the impression that the pro-gun individuals were stumped or unsure. The Hollywood Reporter indicates the added delay lasts eight seconds. During the delay, a video loop plays, presenting the pro-gun individuals as silent, unable to answer Couric’s question on background checks.
Here is the video version:
Breitbart News previously reported that Couric appeared on NBC’s Today just days before her gun control film debuted. She assured Matt Lauer that a “silent majority” of gun owners want more gun control.
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