At the CNN town hall on guns, President Barack Obama made the claim that, in some neighborhoods around the country, it is easier and cheaper to buy a gun than it is a book.
The president told the audience, “And so part of the reason, I think, this ends up being such a difficult issue is because people occupy different realities. There are a whole bunch of law abiding citizens who have grown up hunting with their dads or going to the shooting range and are responsible gun owners. And then there’s the reality there are neighborhoods around the country where it is easier for a 12 or 13 year old to purchase a gun, and cheaper, than it is for them to get a book.”
Obama made a similar claim in March 2015, only citing vegetables, not books.