A Chicago reporter looked around and saw other reporters buying guns and writing stories about it after the Orlando terror attack and decided to try it for himself. The result left him surprised — perhaps a bit embarrassed.

Sun Times columnist Neil Steinberg said he planned with his boss to make a temporary purchase of an “assault weapon,” though at first he had some misgivings:

“[I]n my editor’s office, I had ticked off the reasons for me not to buy a gun: this was a journalistic stunt; done repeatedly; supporting an industry I despise. … my qualms melted as I dug into the issue.

I don’t plan on keeping this gun a second longer than I have to for this column.”

Steinberg also admitted he was a little fuzzy on gun laws.

It wasn’t until he got to Maxon Shooter’s Supply and Range that he was informed there was a 24-hour-waiting period and a law forbidding him from carrying his new purchase back into Chicago — two things he didn’t know before doing the story. But he said that just learning those things made the quest worthwhile.

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