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In an obviously staged video posted on Tuesday, the dancers, known professionally as Mary Jane Watson and Miss Pepper Pots, offer a potential “customer” couch dances for $15 or an AR-15 rifle for $1,100. Two exotic dancers in Nashville, Tennessee, found a shocking way to spotlight the “strict” laws governing their profession with lax regulations for buying assault-style weapons in their state. A young man standing in front of the table where the two women had set up there perform outside the club they work at, asks if the gun sale is even legal. Watson explains that, yes, yes it is. “We can do a private firearms transfer,” she says.Pots adds that they don’t need to see I.D. or do a background check on the man.“You just give us $1,100 in cash and we give you the gun,” she says.
That’s just how loose the privatized gun transfer law is in Tennessee she said. (State law does prohibit a person from “knowingly” selling a gun to someone. The customer acts shocked at how easy it is to get the gun ― the same type of weapon used in the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members. The man then asks about the couch dance option, and Watson and Pots detail the legal hoops they have to jump through to become exotic dancers. “First of all, we have to get a background check,” Watson says. “Then we have to go get our fingerprints done,” Pots adds. Dancers in Tennessee are also required to supply two recent passport photos to the State’s Sexually Oriented Business Licensing Board, and then wait through a two-week background check period, “and only then are they deemed safe to give you a [fully clothed] couch dance.” The video they filmed angered a GOP politician in the state.
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