In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Chicago Sun Times reporter Neil Steinberg, a leftist, set out to buy an “assault rifle” (AR-15) hoping to show how easy it is to do no doubt.
He couldn’t buy an “assault rifle” because he has a drinking problem and spousal abuse problems. Did the left-wing reporter learn anything from this? No, of course not. He learned that terrorists can buy guns but he can’t. However, there is a good reason for that.
His spouse might think he’s a terrorist. We should ask her or them if there is more than one wife.
In his column titled “Would-be Terrorists Can Buy Guns, But a Reporter? No,” he whines that a journalist in Philadelphia was able to buy an “assault rifle” in less than 10 minutes.
Alas, the gun store later called him to say they had to cancel the sale but they wouldn’t tell him why and they don’t have to give him a reason.
Steinberg tried to say he was denied the sale because he’s a reporter. “[H]ating the media is right behind hating the government as a pastime for many gun owners,” he writes. “They damn you for being ignorant then hide when you try to find out.”
The gun store then sent Steinberg’s newspaper a statement, which read in part: “it was uncovered that Mr. Steinberg has an admitted history of alcohol abuse, and a charge for domestic battery involving his wife.”
Steinberg didn’t want to include that information in his article but his newspaper made him.
He didn’t lie on his application which asks if he was “convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor” since he wasn’t convicted because he wiggled his way out of it. He also didn’t pop up on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check because he doesn’t have a conviction.
He’s apparently well-known, however, as a drunk and a wife beater because he’s written about it. The staff at the gun store knew about his past and that’s why he was denied the sale.
The dealer at Maxon’s Shooters Supply has the final say and didn’t want to take a chance.
Steinberg was very aggressive and threatening after he was denied, telling the dealer he was going to write about it.
“Journalist” is not a protected class, BTW,” the store later wrote on its Facebook page. “We contacted his editor and said that, while we don’t normally provide a reason for a denial, in this case to correct the record before you publish, here’s why; we pasted a couple links of press accounts of his past behavior and his admission of same. He’s free to believe or disbelieve that’s why he was denied, but that *is* why he was denied. There was no “We’ll see you in court!!!!” type of language from us – we simply want to set the record straight. That it undermined his thesis and rendered the column incoherent isn’t really our problem, is it? Thanks for your support.”
The FBI background check would have allowed him to get a gun.