Something tells me that, after the fiasco in DC with the "hi-cap mag", CNN would have talked to the BATF and/or other officials to announce their intentions and would turn over any/all that they purchased to them along with film copies of the transactions. They aren't as dumb as the guy in DC and I'm sure they asked their lawyers how to handle this ahead of time. Just a gut feeling...
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.