Mike Huckabee said he’s been to more gun shows than President Obama has and “there is no gun show loophole.”

The former Arkansas governor made the remarks at Thursday’s undercard debate for GOP presidential contestants.


He said Obama is wrong in suggesting it is easier to buy a gun than groceries.

“I've been to more gun shows than Obama, and I've bought more weapons at them,” Huckabee said. 

“I've purchased guns, and I can assure you it is much more difficult to buy a firearm than to get ingredients in a supermarket.”

Obama last week announced new executive actions intended to require all sellers at gun shows to perform background checks on buyers.

Huckabee has called Obama's action to close the gun show loophole “unconstitutional” and “completely insane.”