On October 27 2015, at a law enforcement gathering in Chicago Obama 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.”
At Benedict College, Columbia. S.C., March 6, 2015. “And as long as you can go into some neighborhoods and it is easier for you to buy a firearm than it is for you to buy a book, there are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable — as long as that’s the case, we’re going to continue to see unnecessary violence.”
And there were probably other occurrences further back. In point of fact the statement “that’s its easier to buy a gun then <blank>,” can be traced as far back as a Daily Beast article following the Newtown shooting of 2012. And this author vaguely remembers an even earlier statement from a gun controlist politician “that it was easier to get a gun then a Six Pack of Beer”. In short its become the standard rhetoric from the gun control movement in the last decade even though people find it more ridiculous then memorable.