10 Non-Deadly Things Harder To Obtain Than A Gun

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Isn't this monkey adorable? Would you like to own an exotic pet? Before an exotic pet can reside with you, most states require that you apply for a license (which will arrive in the mail) and pay a fee. (Photo by VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Isn’t this monkey adorable? Would you like to own an exotic pet? Before an exotic pet can reside with you, most states require that you apply for a license (which will arrive in the mail) and pay a fee. (Photo by VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS Charlotte) — In most states in the U.S., buying a gun is like buying a pack of cigarettes — it’s incredibly easy as long as the purchaser has a Driver’s License.

In fact, in our country, around 40 percent of all gun purchases are made just by the purchaser presenting a valid Driver’s License. This often happens at gun shows, where background checks are not required. The Firearm Owners Protection Act, which was passed in 1986, protects a person’s right to own a gun.

And yet, several non-lethal things in the U.S. are a lot harder to obtain. Check out our gallery of things that are harder to obtain than a gun:

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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