When this liberal reporter tried to make a point about gun control after the Orlando shooting, he got more than what he was expecting. Take a look at what happened when he thought he was going to walk out of gun store proving his point.
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.
It took about an hour to fill out the paperwork, some of the time taken up by chit-chat between Sternberg and the clerk. He was supposed to pick up his purchase the next day.
“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.’”
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