After every mass shooting, somebody makes a list like this (and I’m going to credit those who did here, here, here, and here for inspiration), but I thought it was time for one that was truly comprehensive.
Adopt a pet.5
Bring a pet into a restaurant.1, 6
Obtain illegal drugs.6
Obtain legal drugs.1
Buy cigarettes.2, 4
Buy alcohol.2, 4
See an NC-17 movie.2,4
See an R rated movie.2, 4
Buy music with salty language.2, 4
Get a Snapchat account (without violating their terms).4
Get a Facebook account (“”).4
Get a Pinterest account (“”).4
Get a cell phone.2
Drive an Uber.1, 3, 4
Drive a car.1, 4
Rent a car.1, 2, 4
Get scouted by the NFL.3
Donate blood if you’re gay.6
Buy a wedding cake if you’re gay.6
Get married if you’re gay.1, 6
Get married if you’re not gay.1
Breastfeed in public.6
Get health insurance.2
Use the bathroom you want to use.6
Enter the United States if you are not a citizen.2, 6
Enter the United States if you are a citizen.2
Get food stamps.2, 5
Get health insurance.2, 5
Get a credit card.2, 3
Get a mortgage.2, 3, 5
Rent an apartment.2, 3, 5
Become a realtor.1, 4
Become a massage therapist.1
Become a manicurist.1
Become a ticket taker.1
Get a corporate job.3
Get a minimum wage job.3
Get an internship.3
Get an abortion.4, 5, 6
Get birth control pills.1
Allow your kids to play unsupervised in your own yard.6
1 For these things you need a license, certification, or prescription.
2 For these things you need to show ID and/or provide your social security number.
3 These activities often require a background check.
4 These activities often have a minimum age requirement from 13 to 21, (whereas “Unlicensed persons may sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer a long gun or long gun ammunition to a person of any age”)
5 These activities require a waiting period or have a long approval process.
6 These activities are prohibited, made difficult by, and/or can get you arrested in some states under current law.