This happened. Obama said it’s easier to get a Glock than a computer or book:
Holy, Al Sharpton is abrasive. Anyway, regarding the Obama statement… I don’t know why some gun owners keep pretending (in the face of criticism like this from Obama) that guns are not EXTREMELY easy to get through some avenues. Colion Noir even went so far as saying “I could walk to a library right now and get a book”… Yea and you’d have to SIGN UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD (last time I checked). Sure buying a gun from an FFL is more of a pain in the ass, but why bother denying that private sales are perhaps the easiest thing on earth in most states? This is the exact info cut as pasted from the ATF’s own website:
What recordkeeping procedures should be followed when two unlicensed individuals want to engage in a firearms transaction?
When a transaction takes place between unlicensed persons who reside in the same State, the GCA does not require any record keeping. An unlicensed person may sell a firearm to another unlicensed person in his or her State of residence and, similarly, an unlicensed person may buy a firearm from another unlicensed person who resides in the same State. It is not necessary under Federal law for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) to assist in the sale or transfer when the buyer and seller are “same–State” residents.
There may be State or local laws or regulations that govern this type of transaction. Contact the office of your State Attorney General for information regarding any such requirements.
In my opinion denying or not mentioning that private transfers are indeed as simple as getting a book or a computer shouldn’t be done. I realize Colion Noir only had about 4 minutes, but when both sides of a debate don’t give the full info on something this is where problems and arguments happen.