Posted September 10, 2018 6:00 pm by Comments

By Micah Rate

Misconceptions about purchasing firearms are rampant, and blatantly false information doesn’t help the debate over guns and gun control.

In the latest example of “It’s easier to purchase a gun than [insert item here],” a woman complained she couldn’t buy over-the-counter Claritin D, an antihistamine and allergy medication, because she tried to use an expired driver’s license.

“Wish the government was that strict about buying guns,” she stated.

Fred Guttenberg, a grieving father and now vocal gun control advocate who lost his daughter in the Parkland mass shooting, quoted the tweet, saying, “Harder to buy Claritin D then (sic) a gun. No further comment needed. Just let that sink in.”

Harder to buy Claritin D then a gun. No further comment needed. Just let that sink in. https://t.co/V54WDW4p1E

— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 10, 2018

But is the claim true? Is it really harder to buy Claritin D than it is to purchase a firearm?

Short answer, no. The long answer is a bit more complicated. But in today’s gun control debate, there’s no room for nuance, and no one seems to care about the laws on the books.

An individual is required to show a driver’s license when purchasing Claritin …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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