5 things harder to buy than guns

New gun-control legislation is currently under consideration, but for now, it can be easier to purchase a Colt than cold medicine or even a collie.

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Mar 5, 2013 8:13PM
What a load of croc. You CANNOT buy a gun from a shop without a background check. Only personal transactions and gunshow sales are exempt. Let me tell you, you don't see that many Chicago thugs buying guns at the show.
Mar 5, 2013 8:26PM
this is a load of BS. Get your facts right. Again misinformation. this is just wrong.
Mar 5, 2013 8:42PM
I suggest you look up Fed. Form 4473. Your statement that all you have to do is walk into a store and lay down the money with no background check is a blatant falsehood. As a former firearms dealer, I know that you have to fill out and file that form before selling a firearm. It is a Felony to lie on that form.  Giving your Social Security Number is optional, but most dealers I knew, myself included, would not sell a firearm to anyone who would not divulge their SSN. Gun Dealers who sell at gun shows also have to file that form.
The author is a liar. But then again most left wingers are.
Mar 5, 2013 8:39PM

So what's the point of this story?

How about things that are easier to buy without a background check.

Alcohol  (regardless of what the story says)




Anyone want to add to the list


Read between the lines, this is just another anti-gun rant.  Ignorance

Mar 5, 2013 8:33PM
One thing harder to buy is AMMO. Scarcer than hens teeth.
Mar 5, 2013 8:47PM

My last reading of the constitution revealed no inalienable right to own a collie, a cell phone, or OTC cold medicine. It's amazing how easily democrats/liberals/progressives have shaped this debate to disparage law-abiding gun owners while ignoring the real problems afflicting our society: the breakdown of morals, easy access to drugs (legal and otherwise), the lack of prosecution of real criminals and no real consequences for those convicted, and a willfully ignorant electorate. Until such time as I can be 100% assured that no bad guy is going to target my family for home invasion or that I can trust all politicians to act responsibly in NOT working to take away my freedoms, I will continue to cling to my God and guns. "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Mar 5, 2013 9:21PM

You call this journalism?  Is there no end to what you fabricate, and then call news? 

Even my local bleeding-heart-liberal newspaper won't use you as a news source, you're that pathetic!

Keep up the good work, MSNBC, your credibility is ZERO!


This whole article is a load of Liberal %^$#@ You do NOT need to provide a soc no.for any hunting or fishing license here in Michigan, You do NOT have to be any special age here to buy a pet, I work at one of the largest sporting retailers in the country and we sell a lot of firearms. Every single purchase is controlled by very strict proceedures that follow all federal and state laws, we are trained and encouraged to refuse sales to anyone who we even suspect of straw purchases or illegal activity, Purchases from gunshows from licensed dealers are also strictly regulated and must undergo nics checks!

     I just attended a QDMA banquet where guns were auctioned and raffled off, all winners were required to fill out a 4473 and undergo a nics check through the FBI data base before they took possesion of there firearm. It is true private sales of firearms is not regulated but then our own federal government participates in illegal straw purchases and then lies about it's involvement. (H_MMMM) Before articles like this are put into print maybe the person that write and the responsible parties for these articles should maybe have the integrity to fact check what is being written as truth, but then the agenda would not be followed. You writers make me sick with your untrue drivel and should be fired, The only thing worse than a government that lies to it's populace is press that lies just for readership!

Mar 5, 2013 9:03PM
Mar 5, 2013 8:59PM
WOW the left is still trying to say you can buy a gun in a shop with nothing more than a fist of cash. I do believe the American people are beginning to awaken to the BS being spewed by the news media, well at least I hope they are. And to be honest, who or where are the polls being taken? Not in my neck of the woods, in the inner citys maybe, or the welfair roles, where are these anti-gun polls taken??? And where in the duce do they come up with the gun show loop hole, it's all spin. But remember England did this to us one time also, and look what happend, And now Holder says well we wont do it but yes I would OK drone strikes on American soil if need be, <<<<IF NEED BE>>>> Remember those words! Those are the ones that will always get you in the end. And yes I know Im on the red list, but I wont be alone.
Mar 5, 2013 9:08PM
Author is so full of it!!. He must be president of the OBAMA **** Brigade,We need to get rid of all the politicians on office and start all over .  
Mar 5, 2013 9:18PM
BS, I have never seen a private seller at a gunshow- All dealers .must perform a background check.  It is not easier to bu a gun than cold medicine this is getting very old>  America is full of non-thinking sheep
Mar 5, 2013 9:00PM

Seriously, what a load of crap. You are blaming an object intead of the real problem- society! Video games and violent movies have desensatized our children to this kind of violence. Look at how you score in those games, headshots, no wonder our children are the way they are, and Hollywood liberals are fine making millions off movie violence, but have a problem with law abiding citizen owning a legal firearm.

Out of the 12996 murders in this country in 2010, 300 were with all rifles, 400 were with shotguns, 600 were with bare hands and feet and another 800 were with blount object. The majority of murders were committed with hand guns and the bulk of those were gang related. Mass shootings where the police were first there to stop it, the average number of people killed was 12 and when an armed citizen was present, that number was 2! So Joe, get a shot gun, but not a rifle to protect yourself.

This story is the biggest pile of sh*t I have seen in a long time, even for MSN

Our founding father were correct in there distrust for of the federal govenment, wouldn't it make more sense to let the states enact laws that better represent the constituates. Should laws be the same in Chicago as the are in Casper Wy.?

Mar 5, 2013 9:22PM
More liberal anti gun propaganda...Most guns bought in this country requires a federal background check through the FBI branch NICS...some guns are bought through private sellers but the often quoted liberal propaganda statistic for private gun sales at 40% is not true and unbiased studies put the number closer to 17 % for private sales...But by far the most of the thugs and criminals are getting their guns illegally through the so called straw buyers who then sell these guns black-market style to criminal thugs.
Mar 5, 2013 9:35PM

This story is a huge pile of stinking BULLSh _T.

Some educated IDIOT, Stating  "fact's" they have created."Propaganda". Make a good politician someday.


Mar 5, 2013 9:03PM
And all those things can be acquired by people who dont pay attention to the laws. So do we blame the cold medication or the person making the meth? The article is typical of the liberal press, full of mis-information, distortions, half (or quarter) truths, and political agenda spin. The telling argument for to oppose those want more gun control is played out talking about the "assault weapons ban". Anyone supporting restricting sale or ownership of a weapon because of the way it LOOKS has more than one screw loose.
Mar 5, 2013 9:26PM
This is such garbage.  I had to wait a day and a half for my background check for one of my firearms because they were so backed up.  I got my CCW so I can carry in other states and don't have to deal with the wait anymore.
Mar 5, 2013 10:24PM

The government is only after one thing, to disarm America. They don’t care about your kids or the kids from Newtown. Newtown is just a catalyst to get the ball rolling to take your guns. If you think they care about you and your children just ask your self if they cared about the women and children in Waco and Ruby Ridge? Waco 82 people mostly women and children, murdered. Ruby Ridge, a young boy and mother murdered by the government. Do you think you have anything to fear from people like that? They don’t care about you or your children.


"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -Thomas Jefferson




Mar 5, 2013 9:39PM

Too bad that lying for so called journalists is not a crime !

It should be , they are more dangerous than any gun !!!

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