SAF Demands Investigation Of Possible Law Violations By NBC News, Pennsylvania AG

Narcotic Agents of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General NBC News vide screengrab 3-25-2022
What appears to be a Narcotic Agent of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General is seen building a Polymer 80 pistol for NBC News. video screengrab 3-25-2022

BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation is calling for an investigation of possible gun law violations by NBC News and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office while producing and filming an undercover “hidden camera investigation” at a gun show focusing on sales of so-called “ghost gun” kits.

NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard took his hidden camera into the Oaks, Penn. Eagle Gun Show to purchase two P80 firearm kits from JSD Supply. Those kits, generically called “80 percenters” because they require some finishing work by the buyer, were subsequently taken to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office where they were finished, assembled, and actually fired on camera. The report aired on March 17th, 2022.

“This sort of sensationalism is designed to generate ratings and raise viewer alarms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “However, our alarms were raised because of the possible felonies that may have been committed by the reporter and the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.”

The issue was initially raised by AmmoLand News journalist John Crump, who frequently writes about the firearms industry. AmmoLand News is an online publication covering all aspects of firearms news and is one of the most widely-read gun news sites in the U.S.

According to Crump’s report, “The news crew transferred two complete ‘readily convertible’ kits out of the parts they purchased separately at the show. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) previously viewed ‘buy, build, shoot’ kits as readily convertible and, therefore, a firearm…If the ATF still keeps to that definition, Hillyard, an out-of-state resident, transferred two ‘readily convertible’ firearms (pistols) kits illegally to the Pennsylvania AG’s employees to complete. There is not an exception in the law for any AG’s ‘special agents,’ which means that the agents must obey all laws.”

“You cannot violate federal gun laws to complain about gun laws and promote a gun control agenda, even as a working journalist,” Gottlieb stated. “We call on the Biden Justice Department to investigate possible violations of federal gun law, same as that agency would investigate any private citizen who had done the same thing. You don’t get a pass simply by working for NBC.”


The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 700,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. Second Amendment Foundation

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PMinFl

“we call on the Biden Justice Department” don’t expect much action from them. unfortunately one lawyer will contest another lawyer and the taxpayers will lose no matter the outcome. Our rights are GOD given not government allowed.

RalphieBoy

The government IS God, doncha know?

Tank

Makes perfect sense having a Rogue Criminal entity investigate itself.

When Freedom is illegal, Criminals make Laws & Outlaws make Freedom.

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Boz

When is David Gregory going to be arrested for having an “illegal” 30-rd magazine inside Washington, D.C.??? It was on live tv. Dozens of witnesses.

The Crimson Pirate

Wasn’t that Piers Morgan? Or did it happen more than once?

Happy Everafter

Can’t wait for the media report about the illegal media report that demonstrates how easily we can expose law-abiding citizens to so much danger when we disregards laws.
Well, maybe if I wait another 100 years…

Wild Bill

Yep, I’m thinking that if we hold our breaths, we’ll turn mighty blue!

Laddyboy

Hold all these ANTI-GUNNERS equally under the laws of the land.
It IS a WELL KNOW FACT the FBI/ATF does not follow the Laws of the Land. I make this statement knowing the FBI/ATF has done NOTHING about the HUNTER BIDEN “handgun incident”. “They” have NOT charged HUNTER BIDEN nor any of those involved with ANY CRIME!!!

Montana454Casull

It would be so funny if they caught themselves in thier own trap they set . LMFAO