Well, this is one way to get things done . . .

Rep. Mike Stewart (Democrat) of Nashville, Tennessee, was out to prove a point Wednesday morning when he set up a lemonade stand selling lemonade, cookies and an AK-47 rifle.

Go ahead, make sure you read that right . . .

Now that we’re up to speed, let’s talk about this. Rep. Mike Stewart had one thing in mind when he set up shop of his little lemonade stand Wednesday morning: background checks for private gun sales.

Let’s listen to what he has to say:

He says in the Facebook Live video, he purchased the weapon the night before in a parking lot.

What do you think? Was Rep. Stewart’s message delivered properly?

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Image is a screenshot from the Facebook video

  • Vince Helmer

    Why is he not in a cell awaiting arraignment for clear and blatant violation of Federal Firearms Laws?

    • Karl Spencer

      Because laws don’t apply to our elected officials. Where have you been the past 8 years? lol

  • DrJaul

    … yeah it can hit targets 50 to 70 meters on full auto firing from the hip with ease…

    Also you made a legal purchase of a firearm with the intent to sell it to another individual… Sounds to me like you made a straw purchase there my friend

  • Go Faster

    Our military uses AK-47’s? Hmm

  • Ron Hatfield Jr


    • Tim Lane

      Looks like it.

  • Ron Hatfield Jr

    some of our ignorant elected officials.

  • John R Pyles

    Well unless Tennessee has a state law requiring a background check for every purchase (firearm) there is nothing illegal in this other than the pure unadulterated arrogance of these two Senators( Unfortunately arrogance isn’t against the law) hell at some point all of us have had an extra amount of arrogance. thank you good night.

  • John R Pyles

    One other point if this firearm was stolen he would be guilty of possession of stolen property. my opinion only of course

  • Martin Goley

    I’m no gun expert, but that is not an AK-47. It is a sporterized SKS, I could be wrong though. And yes, you can get the barrel threaded so that a silencer will go on the end of the barrel. You would have to buy the Tax Stamp for the silencer and then of course buy the silencer, which is going to cost you several hundred dollars.

    • Brian Slane

      That is an AK. The safety gives it away.

    • Dean Pluth

      the SAFETY on an SKS is on the side of the trigger guard.
      This is a version of an AK.

  • Kyle Mohr

    If he bought it with the intent to sell it, then he lied on the ATF Form 4473. This is the exact definition of a straw purchase, which is punishable by a fine of $250,000 or ten years in prison, or both.
    But of course he is above the law, everyone knows that. *Sigh.*

    • Brian Slane

      He supposedly bought it in a private sale in a parking lot the previous night. No 4473 required. However, I believe that the Straw Purchase law still applies, but I may be wrong.

  • Brian Slane

    Here’s the dirty little secret about universal background checks that they will never tell you: Universal background check laws are unenforceable without also requiring universal registration.

    • Dr. Obvious

      well, it’s no secret to us.

  • Aaron

    Ok there is a lot of misconception here about what constitutes a straw purchase. There is absolutely nothing illegal about buying a gun with the sole intent to sell it later.

    A straw purchase is purchasing a gun on behalf of someone else, very different, and very hard to prove.

    • Scheney

      Correct, not a Straw Purchase. It is dealing firearms without a license though. Bought a firearm with the intent to resell. Doesn’t matter is he was trying to make a profit or not. He’s dealing in firearms w/o a license.

      • Dr. Obvious


  • MD taylor

    So what law are you going to pass to stop criminals from buying the same gun. Criminals wouldn’t have any need to follow a law, any law. This dipshit doesn’t know any laws already on the books on age “to buy” yet wants to pass another one!

  • Jimbo

    Another liberal suffering from cranial-rectal inversion.

  • David Rudow

    According to our Constitution and the second amendment, it’s SUPPOSED to be as easy to buy a gun as a cookie or a glass of lemon aid..

  • spartacus

    can’t fix stupid ,

  • cantstanddemocrats

    Your point is horseshit dickhead……move along. Maybe you should worry more about your corrupt party and stop trying to ruin the country even more than you already have.

  • ctulpa

    Not a straw purchase if he did not have the subsequent buyer before purchasing, and from the video, he did not as he is selling it at a stand, not to a prearranged buyer.
    And buying a rifle is not supposed to be difficult. It is a Constitutional Right! For them to say it is easy to do so that makes it wrong, is contrary to Americans Constitutional Rights!
    Is it possible for a criminal to buy a rifle? Yes of course, they buy them all the time and use them in crimes. That is not a reason for law abiding Americans to give up their Rights!
    Criminals also use in crimes: knives, bats, hands, hammers and much more.

    • jeremiahiii

      It’s not a “Constitutional Right” to buy a gun. It’s a GOD GIVEN RIGHT. The Constitution is a rule book for the Government NOT the grantor of our rights.

  • Tom schatz

    What these liberal idiots don’t understand is that our Right to own a firearm, is just that, a Right, God given and further protected by the same Constitution that this nut case swore to Protect and Defend. The firearm in itself is an object, not oooow! evil all in itself. By the way, you guys can go into a store or buy off the street, chainsaws, machete’s, Double blade axes. knives, and all other sort of objects that can do harm (not protected by the Constitution by the way). Bottom line is, they want to be able to gather, take, and destroy all guns at some point to further their sick agenda!

  • Jb

    What is the point of hunting with an AK or an ar?

    • Dr. Obvious

      loaded question. aks and ars are better suited for home defense and protecting liberty.

    • John Mahoney

      I use one for hunting coyotes. Some people use them for deer hunting. I don’t see why not?

    • Stan Ho

      That’s like asking what’s the point of driving cars when bicycles exist, or what’s the point of having the internet when books exist. As technology improves, things change. Do people still hunt with bolt action rifles? Of course, just like some people still hunt with bows. That doesn’t mean you should exclude newer technology from the field.

      BTW, this doesn’t even go into the fact that hunting doesn’t have anything to do with why they exist.

  • dawgiron

    Does this dumb-a.. have an FFL to sell firearms from his business location? If not he is violating a ‘straw purchase’ rule which is a felony.

    • Dr. Obvious

      not a straw purchase. however he purchased with the intent to sell. which violates federal FFL laws.

      • dawgiron

        Well, not sure about that as a straw purchase. Whose money did he use? His own? The states (Our money)? Was it expensed? I pretty sure a good prosecutor would be able to bring charges against him.

  • Jon

    The walk-up is a shill…

  • Leah D. Lichtenberg

    Selling guns on the streets happens every minute of every day to whoever and whomever. I, personally wont’ sell a gun to anyone unless I went to a FFL licensed dealer to have it done as I want that gun out of my name. Anyone who buys guns legally, knows how it works….

  • obamaontherun

    Did you people in Tennessee really elect this immature idiot?