The reason we’ll likely never see major gun control in this country isn’t due to some grand conspiracy – it’s because the people pushing for it are morons.
Had the arguments for gun control actually had any merit, we’d expect them to conjure up a few studies actually showing it. I’m sure I’ll die long before we ever see that.
Just the most recent gun control fail following Orlando comes from a liberal journalist who attempted to purchase a firearm to show just how easy it was. Except, as BizPacReview reports, there was a bit of a problem.
Writing of his experience for the Chicago Sun-Times, Neil Steinberg walked into a Des Plaines gun dealer and was first confronted with Chicago’s draconian gun laws.
“I had trouble even figuring out whether bringing an assault rifle into Chicago is legal. The Internet was contradictory,” he wrote. It’s interesting here that he used the term “assault rifle,” while later admitting that it’s a misnomer. “AR” actually stands for Armalite rifle, the firm that developed the weapon.
“I found that Illinois has a 24-hour waiting period between buying and taking possession of a gun,” Steinberg continued. “Unearthing that fact alone made the exercise seem worthwhile. I was learning something.”
After examining several makes of America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15, Steinberg eventually settled on a Smith & Wesson M&P Sport II. Then he butted heads with Illinois’ gun laws.
“I was looking forward to shooting my new rifle the next day. I’ve shot guns. It’s fun,” he said, then added guiltily, “I was worried though, about having fun with guns in the current environment of outrage and horror.”
But it didn’t work out for him quite as expected.
“At 5:13, Sarah from Maxon called. They were canceling my sale and refunding my money. No gun for you. I called back. Why? ‘I don’t have to tell you,’ she said. I knew that, but was curious. I wasn’t rejected by the government? No. So what is it? ‘I’m not at liberty,’ she said.”
After a bit more prodding, Steinberg learned the reason.
“A few hours later, Maxon sent the newspaper a lengthy statement, the key part being: ‘it was uncovered that Mr. Steinberg has an admitted history of alcohol abuse, and a charge for domestic battery involving his wife.’”
Looks like our system of background checks worked just as intended!