‘Can’t just make s**t up!’ Gun enthusiasts skewer Obama’s ‘fear-mongering falsehood’

President Barack Obama did something Tuesday to which Americans are beginning to become accustomed — he told a big fat whopper.

Addressing the nation on gun control, he made the claim that anyone — including hardened felons — can go online and purchase all the guns they want without the hassle of going through that pesky federal background check.

The White House then tweeted:

Townhall political editor Guy Benson shot back:

And when the Twitter user was questioned on it, he spelled the procedure out.

Bud’s Gun Shop, one of the country’s largest online firearm dealers, explains the process in its website:

1. Find the gun you want You pay us directly for the firearm. (Click HERE for payment options)

2. Choose your FFL dealer (Federal Firearms License): We cannot ship a gun direct to you, we do ship to the local FFL dealer of your choice. Any legitimate gun store or gun dealer has an FFL license; pawn shops and collectors may also have them.

3. Pick up your gun: Inspect your gun before accepting the transfer. If you are not happy for any reason leave the gun at the dealer. We will have it picked up for free and offer you an exchange or refund at no cost.

 

And anytime you purchase a weapon through a dealer, you go through a background check, and in this case, you generally pay the local dealer a small fee to handle the paperwork. That goes for many gun parts as well.

And then there was this:

Politifact gave Obama its “Lie of the Year” award in 2013 for his statement, “If you like your doctor (and plan), you can keep your doctor (and plan)” in reference to Obamacare.

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