They Call This "Unregulated"?

With regard to firearms manufacture and sales . . .

Name another consumer product where the manufacturer must get the permission of the federal government before it can begin making the product; where this manufacturer must be licensed by the federal government; where every single item produced must be accounted for, at every step of manufacture, storage, shipping, distribution, and sale; where every single store selling the product must seek permission from the federal government to sell the product; where every single store wanting to sell the product must be licensed to sell the product; where every single store wanting to sell the product must keep written records of every single item sold, under penalty of a felony conviction; where every purchase of this consumer product must be approved by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; where theft of this consumer product from the store constitutes a federal felony; where the sale of the product is strictly limited by age and background of the purchaser; and where (by the way) all product liability and negligence laws apply (why does everyone keep forgetting this?).

And that is what the gun confiscation forces call a "completely unregulated industry."



Tom Gresham
Author, outdoorsman, gun rights activist, and firearms enthusiast for more than five decades, Tom Gresham hosts Tom Gresham's Gun Talk, the first nationally-syndicated radio show about guns and the shooting sports, and is also the producer and co-host of the Guns & Gear, GunVenture and First Person Defender television series.