Thursday, March 7, 2013

Harder, Harder!

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a law to prohibit strawman purchases.  But it is already a ten year prison sentence to do so.  See this website set up by the federal government.
What is a straw purchase?

A straw purchase is an illegal firearm purchase where the actual buyer of the gun, being unable to pass the required federal background check or desiring to not have his or her name associated with the transaction, uses a proxy buyer who can pass the required background check to purchase the firearm for him/her. It is highly illegal and punishable by a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison.
So, what's the problem?  Failure to prosecute existing violations.

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