Getting a gun in Green Country

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Updated: 1/17/2013 5:10 pm Published: 1/16/2013 8:43 pm

Hours after President Obama said he would support a recommendation to ban assault style rifle sales in America, FOX23's Adam Paluka set out to discover how hard it would be to get his hands on one of those "AR-15" style guns the president would like to see banned. 

After calling several local stores, RJ's Gun Sales in Broken Arrow agreed to walk Adam through the process with FOX23's camera rolling. 

After selecting an "AR-15" style gun, filling out paperwork, and handing over his Oklahoma Driver's License, Michelle Murry, who owns RJ's called an FBI clearinghouse. 

"They're looking into your background to see who you are, are who are who you say you are," she explained. 

Within minutes, he was told that he could purchase the gun legally if he could pay the more than $1,500 asking price. 

Gun stores are not the only place where guns are for sale. There are several online marketplaces such as Armslist. That site is a virtual classified section for all things gun, and has many guns listed for sale in the Tulsa area. On that site, he found several guns for sale that he could pick up from the seller, and those sellers would not need to ask for information about who Adam is because right now, licensed brokers are the only sellers required to do background checks. 

That is another thing President Obama would like to change. He is in favor of requiring background checks as a part of all gun sales, no matter the seller.  

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silverado - 1/18/2013 8:50 AM
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If a firearm is purchased though a legal private sale, please tell me how that is a "loophole"?? The fact is, the "gun show loophole" is a myth, it does not, and never has existed. Wouldn't it be nice if most journalists were as responsible with the "facts" in their stories as most gun owners are with their firearms.

Jimbo - 1/17/2013 6:41 AM
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All this gun control garbage is going to do is make them more expensive. The dicktator-in-chief is getting what he wants, an unarmed public.

Flyingpilot84 - 1/16/2013 11:27 PM
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agree with swf56 fox23 makes resposable gun oweners look like the vilian

Badams3277 - 1/16/2013 10:07 PM
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Mr. Paluka, on the 01/16/2013 9:00 p.m. show, you made a incorrect statement concerning gun show. You stated back ground checks are not required at gun shows. Back ground checks are required, unless you are a private person selling. This is the same as a store selling a weapon, which is required, and if you are a private citizen you do not have to run a back ground check. Maybe you should have asked some one, instead of making up your, back ground checks are not required at gun shows.

swf56 - 1/16/2013 9:31 PM
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Adam said, "you also don't need a background check when you buy a gun from a gun show" Dealers at gun shows have to do background checks also. That is a very misleading statement and makes it sound like anyone can get a gun at a gun show. That is a statement an anti-gun person would spout off to help back up their position. Yes, gun deals are made in the aisles between private individuals, and that's no different than what Adam did when calling the person in Bartlesville, which as he stated was not illegal. Thank you, Steve Foreman Tulsa
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