This is … crazy.
It really is this easy in most states to purchase a gun. Even the executive actions recently put forth by President Obama don’t really close most of the holes that exist in the system. They include the ability to “have your buddy” buy the gun if you can’t (as they do in the video below) as well as the categories of “collectors” and “hobbyists,” who can amass large collections of firearms and sell them without background checks of any kind.
Watch Hofstetter purchase a gun in less than two minutes, while trying to pay cash for a house, rental car, and other items doesn’t quite work out so well.