Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By The Weapon Blog
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

Buying A Gun Easier Than Buying A Book

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog

I remember my first time buying a book. I was nineteen years old, my parents had just agreed to sign off on my BOID (Book Owners ID) card since parental signatures are required until age twenty-one. After taking a picture, signing a bunch of paperwork, sending a bit of money and waiting for over a month my BOID finally came in.

I walked into Barnes and Noble, went to the counter and asked to one of the copies they had of Lord of The Rings. As I walked in I noticed signs everywhere about how it is illegal to buy a book for someone else who is ineligible to buy themselves — the penalties were as steep as ten years in prison. Before the shopkeep went to retrieve the book, he asked to see my BOID card, since it illegal to even show a book to someone who lacks the card. After inspecting the book I decided I wanted to make the purchase. They handed me federal forms where I submitted to a background check (despite already having a BOID which requires a background check) and had to state why I wanted the book. My state allows purchasing multiple books in a 30-day period but the state police are automatically alerted and I would be investigated as a straw purchaser. Luckily I only wanted one book.

I was almost instantly approved but still had to wait 24 hours before picking up the book. Later in life when I was eligible to purchase pocket books I had to wait three days. When I picked up the book I had to keep it in a closed case in my cars trunk. It wasn’t until I was 24 that my state legalized the public carry of certain books, and even then it took around $500 between training and fees to attain the necessary license.

This is in sharp contrast to guns, for which in my childhood I would frequently rent free of charge from our local tax funded community armory.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/progun/comments/3omlz7/obama_says_buying_a_gun_easier_than_buying_a_book/cvyl4nf


Source: http://www.weapon-blog.com/2015/10/buying-a-gun-easier-than-buying-a-book/


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.