People who don’t own guns or have never fired guns are usually the first to jump up and down and blame guns instead of the criminals whenever an act of violence occurs. One of the biggest misconceptions from those on the anti-gun side are the claims they make of just how “easy” it is to buy a firearm.
Barack Obama claims it is easier for people to buy guns than it is books or vegetables. Maybe it’s just me, but I never had to undergo a background check to buy a cucumber but maybe things have changed on whatever planet Obama inhabits outside of Earth.
Journalist Neil Steinberg, a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times penned an article to prove just how “easy” it is to get an AR-15. According to Breitbart:
Steinberg attempted to buy the gun at Maxon Shooter’s Supplies in Des Plaines, Illinois. He needed a FOID care (Firearm’s Owners’ Identification Card) — which he had — was required to fill out background check forms — which he did — and then had to wait 24 hours before picking up the gun. It was during the 24-hour wait that Steinberg found out Maxon would not sell him an AR-15 because of the past charge and “an admitted history of alcohol abuse.”
Writing in the Chicago Sun-Times, Steinberg explained the process of going into the store — seeing the “cases of weapons” — and of trying to buy the AR-15.
He looked at a Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15 and made sure to point out that the gun comes with a “standard issue 30-round magazine.” He agreed to buy the gun.
While explaining the process of buying the gun, he wrote in a way that showed him reflecting on friends who have suffered the loss of family members to suicide. He also reflected on his neighbor’s shocked reaction when he told her, “I just bought an assault rifle.”
BZZZZT!! Actually, he did not buy a gun. In fact, Maxon Shooter’s Supplies refused to sell the gun to Steinberg.
While doing the background check, they found out that Steinberg has a history of alcoholism. He also beat his wife. He even wrote a book about it!
Naturally, Steinberg tried to claim in his piece that his background check had nothing to do with it and he was only denied because people who support the second amendment hate journalists.
Would-be terrorists can buy guns. Insane people can buy guns. But reporters . . . that’s a different story
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