Home shopping network for guns set to launch in January
In just a matter of weeks, Americans will be able to buy a new firearm from the comfort of their own couch while watching TV.
Much like other popular outlets such as QVC and the Home Shopping Network, GunTV will feature hosts talking up the items. Viewers will then be able to pull the trigger by going online and ordering or picking up the phone.
Initially, GunTV will air for six hours a day, starting at 1 a.m., with plans to turn it into a 24-hour firearm shopping channel.
Oh, great -- this channel will, at least at first, be pitched at insomniac Travis Bickles. What could possibly go wrong?
We're assured that traditional gun-buying protocols will be in place:
To work within gun laws, GunTV won’t actually sell firearmsdirectly to its viewers. Instead, when a viewer calls GunTV, the network will place an order on behalf of that viewer with Sports South, a Louisiana firearms distributor. Sports South will then ship the weapon to a local gun store, where it can be purchased like normal by the viewer....
The sales process appears to adhere to the laws that regulate gun sales, said [Laura] Cutilletta, the attorney from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She said she found some relief in the fact that gun stores would still be conducting background checks and record-keeping that is required by law.
Well, that's for now. I'm sure President Rubio will sign the bill dispensing with this formality.
Crossposted at No More Mister Nice Blog