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Samantha Bee Finds It Easier To Buy A Gun Than Get An NRA Mascot Costume

The “Full Frontal” host's mission to obtain the outfit didn't go entirely to plan.

Getting your hands on a costume of the NRA's Eddie Eagle mascot should be easier than purchasing a gun. Or so you'd think.

But Samantha Bee discovered procuring a copy of the outfit of the character whose aim is to teach kids firearms safety was much more difficult than she could ever have imagined.

"It turned out the organization that makes it easier to get a gun than Sudafed, makes it nearly impossible to acquire their giant dancing eagle," she said.

The “Full Frontal” host assured viewers on her TBS show Monday night that her mission to purchase one of the costumes was 100 percent true.

Bee completed the NRA's 18-page costume application and learned that there was a mandatory 20-day waiting period before it arrived. She also discovered that buying a used Eddie Eagle costume was strictly prohibited.

"But you know what I could buy online without a big hassle? A used shotgun on armslist.com from a random guy down the road from the TBS headquarters in Atlanta," Bee said. "So I had one of my employees buy it from him in a parking lot without a background check from the trunk of his car."

So did Samantha Bee end up getting her own costume -- or just an arsenal of firearms?  Watch the clip above to find out.

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