Project Veritas Founder James O'Keefe Sues FBI

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Aug 06, 2020 - 01:35 PM

Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe is suing the FBI after the agency denied his application to buy a firearm because he is erroneously listed as a felon in the NICS criminal background check system maintained by the FBI.

O'Keefe attempted to purchase firearms at several New York gun stores, only to be told he couldn't complete the transactions. In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, O'Keefe argues that the FBI "has illegally placed Mr. O'Keefe on a federal watch list designed to preclude convicted felons from purchasing firearms by falsely claiming Mr. O'Keefe has in fact been convicted of a felony. "

The agency has "repeatedly, wrongfully, and without justification denied Mr. O'Keefe the ability to purchase a firearm," states the Thursday filing.

In other words - O'Keefe, a controversial journalist who might someday become the target of leftist violence, is currently unable to legally purchase a firearm to defend himself.