article Posted September 30, 2018 07:01:58 A New York Times reporter who was arrested on Tuesday in Texas after writing an article critical of the country’s gun laws and a gun owner was not in the United States at the time he was arrested, a spokesperson for the newspaper told ABC News.
The article by reporter Michelle A. Peeples, published in the New York Newsday on July 30, appeared to criticise the countrys strict gun laws.
Peeples was arrested after she went to the police station to report that her driver had been pulled over for speeding on Interstate 35 near San Antonio on Tuesday afternoon, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
She wrote on Twitter that she was arrested for the violation of her driver’s license, and posted photos of her ID, which had been revoked.
The Times- Picayune was the first newspaper to publish the article on July 20, a day after the murder of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Poole said that she has been denied bail by prosecutors, and that she plans to file a motion to be released at the end of the day.
The arrest came just hours after the Associated Press broke news that the bureau was investigating Peebles for a potential breach of the law.
The AP had learned of the probe on Monday night.
The New York State Police said in a statement that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had launched an investigation.
In a statement, the bureau said it would not be commenting on the matter.
In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Peebs said she had been preparing for the investigation and had not been aware of the possibility of charges until Wednesday.
“I’m not a law enforcement officer,” she said.
“I’m a journalist, and I’m trying to write something that I think people would find interesting and that they would want to read.”
Peebs, who is also the co-founder of the gay rights group FreedomWorks, had written a column on the shooting at Pulse nightclub in San Antonio that was critical of gun laws, as well as the country s gun laws in general.
She said the shootings in Orlando, and other mass shootings that have taken place since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, had made her rethink her beliefs.
“These are my people, and we have to stand together, we have a moral imperative to stand up for what we believe in,” she told ABC.
“And that’s what the Constitution was written to say.
It was created to protect us.
And now it’s being ripped apart, and the Constitution is being destroyed.”