Despite claims that gun shows facilitate easy access to guns, it’s impossible to purchase a firearm at a gun show or gun store without a background check, comedian and political commentator Steven Crowder proved in a recent stunt.
In an undercover video compilation produced for his web series Louder with Crowder, the prankster visited multiple gun stores and inquired about purchasing “automatic weapons,” which the media and politicians such as President Obama regularly confuse for semi-automatics.
“Fully automatic? Oh, no. I don’t have a class three license,” one gun store vendor tells Crowder.
Another vendor says he doesn’t sell automatic weapons because doing so would require a “super crazy license.”
When Crowder does find a vendor selling Title II weapons, the dealer tells him ATF regulations require “paperwork signed off by your chief local law enforcement officer,” as well as proper identification and a host of other documentation.
“You could come in with a million dollars cash and I still wouldn’t give it to you,” the vendor says.
Crowder also approaches several firearms dealers at various gun shows and stores inquiring about purchasing a gun without having to undergo an FBI National Instant Criminal Background check, to which all vendors refuse.
“I was told that I could go to a gun show and there would be no background check,” Crowder tells a vendor who proceeds to laugh at him.
“I was told by the president that I could go here,” Crowder tells the vendor.
“You believe him?” the man asks.
The stunt shows how politicians blatantly misconstrue the facts to manipulate the American public into supporting legislation and executive actions that will only make it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain firearms.
“We’ve already covered how the gun show loophole was a giant myth and a distraction, but this realllly puts it into perspective,” notes Crowder. “Guns are not easy to buy. Guns are so difficult to buy, we nearly got arrested for trying to buy guns the way Obama says people by guns. Which means, Obama is, as we already knew, a giant liar. He hates your Second Amendment rights almost as much as he hates people who work for a living.”