CCRKBA: ‘Easier to Get a Gun Than a Burger? Your Fries Aren’t Cooked’

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Anti-gunners allege guns are easier to buy than fast food.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun prohibitionists complaining about so-called “drive-through” gun sales under a new ATF Guidance issued recently to address problems related to the COVID-19 crisis are misrepresenting the facts, making it appear that it is easier to buy a firearm than fast food, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“I’d tell anybody who really believes it’s easier to buy a cheeseburger than a gun that his ‘fries aren’t cooked,’ and I’m not talking about food,” quipped CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This is the kind of nonsense gun owners have been putting up with for years.”

ATF guidance issued April 10 allows federally-licensed dealers to conduct business “activities on any part of the business premises, including the exterior of the brick-and-mortar structure, provided, the activity otherwise complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations, and any sale, delivery, or disposition would not violate any State law or published ordinance applicable at the place of sale, delivery, or other disposition.”

“What that means is no firearms can be sold without full compliance with federal and state laws,” Gottlieb noted. “Suggesting that a transaction conducted outside of a business is any different or easier than one conducted inside the door is deliberately misleading. Anybody who believes such nonsense probably thinks a chili-dog and chocolate shake is health food.”

The gun prohibition lobby has portrayed these new guidelines as “drive-through gun sales.” Gottlieb said this is a false characterization, “and they know it.” “For years,” he observed, “anti-gunners have perpetuated a myth about ‘easy access to guns,’ but lately, as many first-time gun buyers have learned, it’s not at all easy to buy a firearm, especially a handgun or semi-auto rifle. There is paperwork, a background check and a waiting period in most jurisdictions. You simply cannot walk into a gun store, give a clerk some money and walk out with a firearm. Thanks to the coronavirus scare, a lot of people have learned they’ve been lied to. It’s like being promised a three-course dinner and getting a box lunch and a soda.”



About CCRKBACitizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

 

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ShooterOne
ShooterOne
4 months ago

Similar to Darkman below my first firearm purchase was in 1968, a 12 Ga. Remington model 870. I was 16 at the time and loved goose hunting. And guess what, that gun has never aimed at and shot anything all by itself, AMAZING!!!

ARM UP AND CARRY ON

joefoam
joefoam
4 months ago

Sadly, many will believe this headline as fact. Only the few new purchasers of weapons in the recent buying craze have found out that many of the talking points used are simply not true. i hope the word spreads.

Darkman
Darkman
4 months ago

My first firearm purchase was in 1971. At a Western Auto store in Missouri. I payed cash and carried it out with a couple boxes of ammo. It was a H&R 22 rifle. I was under 15 years old. Those were the days. Several of the firearms I own were purchased at the counter so to speak and taken home that day. With nothing more than a sales receipt.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Darkman

@Dark, that is freedom that the follow on generations will never know … unless we make it happen.

DrRon
DrRon
4 months ago
Reply to  Darkman

i walk into academy fill out the form pay for it and receive it at the door in less than 10 minutes. one small trick, i use my Texas carry license for my ID.

CommonSense4America
CommonSense4America
4 months ago
Reply to  DrRon

Are you saying that you don’t have to fill out a form 4473? You just don’t have to go through NICs.

Sandbagger
Sandbagger
4 months ago
Reply to  Darkman

As it should be .as it was intended

badlands
badlands
4 months ago

I remember getting guns via mail order to our front door; got my first rifle that way. Got my first handgun when I was 16 at a garage sale. School shootings were unheard of. Those were indeed the days!

FactsMatter2020
FactsMatter2020
4 months ago

Who said it’s easier to get a gun than fast food? The only thing I was able to find were complaints that there are drive thru firearms supplies but still no drive through testing for COVID-19.

This isn’t people attacking the second amendment, they are calling out the negligence and incompetence on how this pandemic is being handled.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago

FoxMike, You might want to reread that 1st paragraph. He didn’t quote anyone.

J Gibbons
J Gibbons
4 months ago

FactsMatter2020, The Brady Campaign made that comparison. I won’t link directly to them and give them any more ad revenue, but here’s a story covering it: https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2020/04/brady-campaign-gun-drive-thru-sales/

It continues perpetuating the idea behind BHO’s ludicrous claim that a kid can get a Glock easier than a book: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/07/14/obamas-strange-claim-that-it-is-easier-for-teens-to-buy-a-glock-than-get-a-book/

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 months ago

FM202, there may not be “drive Thru” COVID-19 testing, but there certainly is “drive-up” testing where you stay in your vehicle and get tested outside of the facility, that is essentially the same as purchasing a firearm outside the store, with the exception that you do not need a government photo ID and a criminal background check for the testing, nor any “waiting period”.

FactsMatter2020
FactsMatter2020
4 months ago

There is “drive-up” testing, but it is only available to people to are showing serious symptoms. We’ll eventually get there, but the response has been so absurdly nonchalant. The government is supposed to be there to help the people of this country, and the higher branches just don’t give a flying f right now, and aren’t afraid to show it.

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago

South Korea DID indeeed have drive up testing for anyone. Results come quickly. THEN they worked hard to learn who else besides the one being tested (if positive) had been in contact with the one tested… then went and asked to test THOSE. In this manner the were able to get on top of the “chain” of exposure quickly. THey managed to beat thins thing without shutting down the whole country. But WE here in the USA are so “advanced” we had some cheeseheaded hooh hah running an unconstitutionally existing Federal apphabet soup money pit, er, agency, and THEYdecided ONLY… Read more »