Gun supporters claim Katie Couric documentary deceptive

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Posted: May 26, 2016 6:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary on the issue hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.

Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League took part in a roundtable discussion in the film, "Under the Gun." A clip appears to show nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks them, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?"

Audio released to the Washington Free Beacon reveals members immediately answering a similar question posed by Couric.

Director Stephanie Soechtig tells The Washington Post the pause was so viewers could consider the question. Couric says she supports the statement and is "very proud of the film."