Archive for October 2015
“It is easier to buy a gun than buy a book.”
The president was reportedly referring to poor urban neighborhoods which he believes lack bookstores but not guns. However, the president’s hometown of Chicago features dozens of bookstores but not a single gun store. Purchasing a book from a book store also does not require a federal background check or photo ID like buying a gun from a gun store does.
Even in context this is the most profoundly stupid thing President Obama has said about guns in a long history of saying stupid things about guns. You have to be willfully ignorant to buy this hogwash.
People less than eighteen years of age can buy books.
People who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or have been committed to any mental institution can buy books.
People who are under a nonimmigrant visa (not to mention illegal aliens) can buy books.
People who have been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions can buy books.
People who, having been citizens of the United States, have renounced their citizenship, can buy books.
People who have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence can buy books.
People who are under restraining orders based on a credible threat to the physical safety of others can buy books.
People can buy books if they are under indictment for, or have been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Heck, people can still get books while they are in prison.
People can buy books if they are an unlawful (or lawful) users of or addicted to any controlled substance.
People can buy books if they don’t live in the State where the book is being sold.
People don’t need a Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in books.
Over the years I have bought books from a lot of different places: bookstores, grocery stores, dollar stores, thrift stores, convenience stores, game stores, restaurants, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, museums, art galleries, botanical gardens, flea markets, farmers markets… you get the idea.
There is no Federal Bureau of Books and Literature regulating what books can be imported or categorizing different types of books and book accessories as requiring invasive and expensive government issued licenses to buy and own.
No state bans ebook readers as “high capacity”
I could go on and on. Media fact checkers will go after Carly Fiorina or Ben Carson for saying the sky is blue, but they let nonsense like this from Democrats pass by without comment.