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It Took Seven Minutes For This Reporter To Buy An Assault Rifle Just Like The One Used In The Orlando Shooting

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This is incredible!!

Helen Ubinas is a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and she was so motivated by the horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando over the weekend, that she decided to test the system and make a statement in her own way.

That is, she wanted to prove a point about gun control laws by walking into a gun shop and buying a weapon — the exact same weapon that was used in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Related: Orlando Survivor Pens Powerful Letter To Shooter: 'We Are Stronger Than Your Hate'

Only, Ubinas didn't count on one thing during her trip: it was so simple to purchase the gun that it even left her absolutely shocked at just how quickly she was able to do it.

Seven minutes.

That's right. It took her SEVEN MINUTES to buy an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.

She recounted her story today in a horrifyingly jarring piece in Philadelphia's Inquirer, in which she wrote:

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