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Gun rights activists sue Katie Couric over gun documentary edits

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia gun rights activists have filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and other makers of a documentary over an edit they say misrepresented the activists’ response to a question.

The segment in “Under the Gun” shows nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League how felons or terrorists could be prevented from purchasing a gun without background checks.

Activists can be heard on audio of the exchange responding to Couric’s question almost immediately.

Couric was executive producer of the film. She said in a message on the film’s website in May that she regrets that the edit was misleading and that she didn’t raise her initial concerns about the segment “more vigorously.”

Couric’s spokesman declined to comment Tuesday.