Friday, August 23, 2019

Make Assumptions, Fail Miserably

So, it seems that there was this journalist who wanted to buy a gun from Wal-Mart to show how easy it is to get a gun.  In doing so, she completely collapsed the anti-gun narrative.
Upon returning a couple of days later, a woman was able to help sell the gun to Peterson. She walked Peterson through the process, had her pay $2 for her background check fee, and began filling out the paperwork. Peterson was stopped almost immediately, however, as her address didn’t match up the one displayed on her driver’s license:
It's a compelling story, and I have to say that I was mildly amused at the number of times she went to the store before she finally gave up, concluding that it is incredibly difficult (her words) to buy a gun from Wal-Mart.

I have bought guns from the past in Wal-Mart and it is no harder there than it is from anywhere else, except for the limited selection.  But, I've bought guns before and I now how to navigate the background checks.

1 comment:

Dave said...

And I've bought guns with an out of state license plenty of times. In GA, SC, NC, VA, and TX.

For the last 13 years of my Army career, I had a WA driver's license, but I only lived in WA for 2 of those 13 years. Learned after the first time to bring a copy of my orders with me to the gun store.