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Firearms Transaction Record Form 4473

Are you the actual buyer/transferee of the firearm(s) listed on this form? Warning: You are not the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearms(s) on behalf of another person. If you are not the actual buyer the dealer cannot transfer the firearm(s) to you.

Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines, even if the transaction is simply denied by the NICS, although prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased.

So what would the new law do to improve enforcement of the above law already on the books?? So how would adding 15 years to the possible sentence help.

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""Illegal gun “straw” purchases, made by a buyer on behalf of someone who cannot pass a background check, are often not prosecuted under current law, usually because conducting such a sale yields such a weak penalty."

Only a Liberal would buy such a bullshit excuse

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Whoopie, more laws, cut down more trees, hire more federal employees, just so laws will not be enforced like the previous laws were not enforced.

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"At this rate you will get more jail time for a straw purchase than killing someone."

Good!!

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But maybe if they had enforced the laws that were already there this would not have been even an issue. At this rate you will get more jail time for a straw purchase than killing someone.

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How awesome, is anyone else as excited by another gun thread? that would make it, what 3,578 threads about guns now, majority started by NK!

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A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on a bill that would make it a federal crime to buy a gun for someone who isn't legally allowed to own one.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy announced the agreement on the Senate floor Monday evening.

Illegal gun “straw” purchases, made by a buyer on behalf of someone who cannot pass a background check, are often not prosecuted under current law, usually because conducting such a sale yields such a weak penalty.

The new compromise legislation would make the consequences for both straw buyers and sellers far more serious - to the tune of decades in jail.

"Instead of a slap on the wrist or treating this like a paperwork violation, these crimes under our bill would be punishable by up to 25 years in prison," Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said.In broad strokes, cracking down on gun trafficking has wide support in both parties and isn't intensely controversial, as other potential gun control measures are. A bipartisan group of House members have already introduced a similar trafficking bill in that chamber.

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