The crooked FBI has falsely labeled conservative undercover journalist James O’Keefe as a “convicted felon” to prevent him from buying a gun.
Project Veritas founder and conservative investigative reporter O’Keefe announced this week that he was denied a gun purchase because his FBI NICS system background check listed him as a “convicted felon.”
O’Keefe discovered the label when he was attempting to purchase a shotgun, he said.
“I hope it’s not retaliating against me because of our journalism,’ O’Keefe said in a video of the incident.
Project Veritas posted the video to its Twitter account, saying, “James O’Keefe has been DENIED his Constitutional right to bear arms. The FBI has erroneously put him on the NICS Background Check System as a convicted felon. HE’S NOT!”
“I’m on some type of federal list,” O’Keefe said in a video posted Thursday. “Apparently the FBI has erroneously put me on the NICS background check system as a convicted felon. The problem? I’m not a convicted felon. I’ve never been convicted of a felony. So I’m pretty shocked by this news.”
BREAKING: @JamesOKeefeIII has been DENIED his Constitutional right to bear arms. The FBI has erroneously put him on the NICS Background Check System as a convicted felon. HE’S NOT!
“Are you James O’Keefe?”
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) August 6, 2020
O’Keefe has now filed a lawsuit against the FBI for its illicit actions.
The well-known journalist does have a conviction on his record, but no felony convictions. In 2010 he pleaded guilty to posing as a telephone company repair man to gain entrance to the New Orleans office of then-Sen. Mary Landrieu.
His guilty plea was only a Class B Misdemeanor. He didn’t even serve jail time.
Today, O’Keefe says he would fight such a silly charge instead of pleading guilty.
“By the way, if I had to do it over again, I would have fought the ridiculous charge and been vindicated because I did nothing wrong, and was just doing what investigative journalists have done for centuries,” O’Keefe, said, because he used his real driver’s license to get past security at the time.
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