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Viral Video Shows Ease of AR-15 Purchase

A Facebook video goes viral after one Columbia man shows how easy it is to buy an AR-15.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Coley Brown is an avid hunter and gun collector.

He said he wanted to show people how easy it is to purchase an AR-15, so he did just that and posted the video to Facebook.

"I want to show you, in the state of South Carolina, how easy it is to buy an AR-15," he said in the video.

Brown showed how he contacted the seller, set a time, place and price before buying the gun.

Sumter County Sheriff's spokesman Ken Bell said it's completely legal.

"There's no law in South Carolina that prohibits individuals from buying or selling weapons between each other," Bell said.

Person to person sales are not regulated by the government. There's no background check and no paperwork, although you cannot knowingly sell a gun to someone who cannot legally purchase or possess a gun.

While Brown said he does not want to see a ban on the AR-15, he does have to two children that are in high school.

"I don't want anybody messing with my guns, but I don't want anybody messing with my children even more and so if I have to give a little to protect my children, I wouldn't mind giving a little. If they made a law that said to have a private sale, you have to be over 21 to either buy or sell, well you can't enforce it but at least it's there," Brown said.

He also said that he would have no problems if there was a ban on bump stocks and a limitation to the size of magazines.

"Do I need a 40 round magazine to go shoot a deer? No," he said.

As his video has been watched roughly 30,000 times, Brown said the time to talk about gun legislation is now.

"When there is a tragedy like what just happened people say, 'Oh. It's too soon to talk about gun legislation. It's too soon. Let the people grieve.' And it makes me absolutely sick because after a week or after two weeks they never talk about it again, so I think the only time to talk about gun legislation is when something happens because otherwise nobody ever talks about it at all," he said.

For more information on who can and cannot legally buy or sell a firearm click here.

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