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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Reporter wastes 2 days trying to show how easy it is to buy a gun



Hayley Peterson is a senior correspondent for Business Insider. Following the shooting in a Walmart in El Paso, she decided to show readers just how easy it is to buy a gun at Walmart.

It isn't. I believe this disappointed her. Not every Walmart carries firearms. Walmart does not advertise which of its stores do. And when she found one, she was told to come back on Thursday because that was the next time a federally licensed dealer was scheduled to work.

Then when she found a Walmart with firearms and a qualified seller, she discovered she could not pass the background check, which would take three days.

She wrote, "I had only just finished printing my name when she stopped me and asked whether the address on my license matched my home address. I had moved since I obtained my license, and the addresses didn't match.

"That was a problem, she said.

"To pass the background check, I would need to bring in a government-issued document with my correct address, such as a bill from a state-owned utility or a car registration. (I have never bought a gun, so I wasn't aware of this.)

"She apologized, told me the rules were strict around background checks, and asked me to come back another time to finish the purchase.

"At this point, I decided to give up on buying a gun at Walmart.

"I had invested several hours across two days on this. If I were actually in the market for a rifle, I would have gone to a local gun shop instead after about five minutes of trying to figure out which Walmart stores sold guns."

She would have had the same disappointment at a local gun shop because she would have had to undergo a background check with her correct address.

She wrote, with a dollop of surprise, "Overall, the experience left me with the impression that buying a gun at Walmart is more complicated than I expected, and that Walmart takes gun sales and security pretty seriously."

I assume every legal dealer takes gun sales and security seriously because if they don't take firearms seriously, they will lose their license and their means of living.

By the way, Peterson is pretty serious herself. She is a former White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

26 comments:

  1. I could have told her this. Most of your viewers who have purchased a firearm could have told her this too.

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    1. Naw. It's easy as pie. Just go down to the 'hood and ask around (carefully, of course, to avoid being robbed or worse).

      Now legally . . .

      TarsTarkas

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  2. This shows just how much conservatives have retreated from the battle. Why should a citizen need permission to buy a gun?

    They shouldn't of course. But conservatives are so meek and timid they no longer defend the "shall not be infringed" language of the 2nd amendment.

    Looking back to 1789 it took the Bill of Rights to pass the Constitution. IN other words, the ruling class of that era thought they could get their Constitution passed without any declared immutable God given rights of the people.

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    1. Ah, Anon, you try so very hard yet show yourself to be so very pitiful each and every time. Bless your heart ....

      Dee

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    2. Some Guy I have to agree with "anon" on a point, why does a citizen have to ask permission to purchase a firearm? Conservatism really has conserved nothing, merely slowed down the rate of degeneracy being inflicted on our society. Enough I say, enough.

      B.S.G.

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    3. Standing up and fighting back means going to court. That means lawyers. Missed work. Baby sitters. These all take time and cost money. Significant money.

      In order to actually win, you have to change legislation. That means lobbying Congress, which also takes time and money. Significant time and a lot of money.

      You gonna pay for all this?

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  3. Don -

    Gremlins in the word processor:
    "...she was told to come vack on Thursday..."
    "...she could not pas the background check..."

    Regards,

    - Toby Flenderson

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  4. I am guessing she was really trying to show how hard it is to buy a gun. If she was a typical journalist writing for a left wing rag, this story would never have been published.

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  5. The purpose of a new, improved background check, IMHO, is to get names on a list. Then a database of weapons identified to the names.
    Screw 'em.

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  6. I found a loophole. A neighbor of mine in New Jersey told me he'd get me whatever firearms I wanted. He told me he could buy them on the Base, no one would ask any questions, and all I had to do was give him the money and I'd have my firearm the next day.
    I didn't bite, but another guy did and he's in jail. So, find a loophole, I dare you.

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  7. A liberal who believed the mushroom factory fairy tales until proved otherwise. Bravo, young lady. There is hope for the younger generation.

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    1. There MAY be hope for THIS one person. Not for the whole generation.

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  8. gun shows require caution as well.

    favored hunting grounds for batf.

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    1. I don't go anymore. Stinky people and Nazi crap, and overpriced whatever. I can get stale roller dogs at the gas station without the BO.

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    2. Your comment, as stated, scienterrifically proves the theory of self muted detection of rank body odors.

      Yours.

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  9. When you r a libcom and by association have no logic or reason... you go for typo police

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    1. My experience is that liberals are the worst about typos, spelling errors, subject/verb agreement, run-on sentences, capitalization - anything to do with grammar.

      It matters, as the following demonstrates.

      Sew ewe due naught reed well. Two bad.

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  10. Kamala Harris August 17, 2019 said that a terrorist with one click on his laptop could purchase a firearm. I wrote and told her the facts. I said more politely than this, that either she is ignorant of the law or was lying. I gave her the NICS requirements and the law establishing it. I couldn't resist doing what I did even though it will make little to no difference on her position.

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  11. The name "Business Insider" misleads. It implies that you provide business and economic information when in reality you are a left wing political hack website. Maybe a name chance to "Progressive Insider" is due.

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  12. In a way, I admire her. She wanted to prove how easy it was to buy a gun, and found out that the safeguards actually work. I am even more shocked that the article was published.

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  13. Maybe she's an actual journalist, wonder of wonders.

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  14. "I have never bought a gun, so I wasn't aware of this."

    I have never bought a gun either (inherited a couple), but I DID know this and most of the rest too, because I am interested in knowing about issues that are current and important, not just lapping up whatever drivel reporters that don't know squat chose to shovel out.

    Ignorance is the enemy, and that's why you in the media are the enemy of the people, sweetheart.

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  15. I like reading your blog! Thank you for posting something helpful. So many clever ideas quordle

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