On October 27 President Obama addressed law enforcement personnel gathered in Chicago and said that “It is easier for a lot of young people in this city and [communities around the country] to buy a gun than it is to buy a book.”I think the Europeans are right. The man's off his rocker.
A gun's gonna cost better than a hundred bucks. More like two or three hundred, often much more. Unless you're talking stolen pistol offered for sale in an inner city parking lot. And there will never be background checks on stolen firearms.
There's never been background checks on books.
Most schools sell books at book fairs. Ever see a middle school hold a gun fair?
And you can still get decent used paperbacks, even hardcovers, for a few bucks at most thrift stores and flea markets.
And yes, I've seen thrift stores and flea markets in inner cities. A lot more of those than there are gun stores.
By the way, Amazon and other online sellers can get almost any book delivered to your door, often for about the same as thrift store prices if you buy used. And you don't have to get a book shipped to a licensed dealer like you have to do when buying a gun online.