The anti-gun March for Our Lives movement may have the mainstream media on their side, but they clearly don’t have facts. The latest false claim about guns comes from lead organizer of the New York March for Our Lives who took to Twitter to claim that it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to buy deodorant in America.
— John Papanier (@John_Papanier) May 15, 2018
In reality, guns are one of the most regulated products in the United States. Despite regulations varying state by state, there are no states that have looser requirements than they do on deodorant. It is a fairly common practice to lock deodorant in stores, as it is an item that is often shoplifted, but that regulation isn’t compulsory under law, unlike gun regulations.
Organizers in the anti-gun March for Our Lives movement have a long history of making ridiculous and false statements. In the initial media frenzy following the Parkland, Florida shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Delaney Tarr claimed that someone could walk into a store with $130 and buy an AR-15. Anyone who has ever been in the market for an AR-15 understands how ridiculous that claim is.
Despite that claim being thoroughly debunked, that video clip was featured in the intro to the main March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., and Tarr spoke at the event.
Along with Tarr, many of the other organizers have been caught peddling lies to advance their agenda. Perhaps the most visible activist in the anti-gun student movement, David Hogg, lied so often that a CNN anchor was forced to admit that he allowed Hogg to lie on his show without correction.