Officials in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and its surrounding area say they are astounded that there are so many federally licensed gun dealers in their cities and even in very small communities.
For instance, many private homes are licensed dealerships, as well as car repair shops, a college bookstore, a doctor's office, a bank, a woman's tea club and other unusual locations.
Many of these "dealers" say that they simply get a license to be able to buy guns for themselves and their friends wholesale, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says that as long as applicants qualify for a license, they are required to grant one, even if it looks "unusual," an ATF spokesman said.
"We've even had mortuaries apply," he added.
"What do you do at a mortuary with a gun?," asked a member of the Cheyenne Post.
"Well, you see, many people arrange their funerals ahead of time. And, just to be double sure they're dead before burial, they ask to be shot."