When Project Veritas founder James OKeefe went to buy a shotgun last August 6, an FBI background check barred him from completing the purchase.
OKeefe came out swinging by quickly posting a video response that stirred up a lot of media attention. As he is the founder of Project Veritas, a nonprofit that uses undercover cameras and informants to uncover waste, fraud and illegal activity, he wondered if he had been blacklisted by the government as a punishment for his many video releases.
OKeefe also filed a lawsuit against the FBI. According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, OKeefe alleged that the FBI falsely claimed hed been convicted of a felony and has subsequently repeatedly, wrongfully and without justification denied Mr. OKeefe the ability to purchase a firearm.
However, the thing about this denial is, its much more likely this was simply a bureaucratic hiccup from a cumbersome governmental system.