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U.S. Supreme Court rules against handgun straw purchases

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By, Heather Warner

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that gun buyers must disclose when they are buying a gun for someone else.

The 5-4 decision backs a federal gun control law against these so-called “straw purchases.”

The case involved a Virginia man who illegally told a gun dealer he was the “actual buyer,” then sold the weapon to his uncle in Pennsylvania, who was also allowed to legally own a gun.

The ruling means gun buyers must disclose any intent to resell at the time of purchase.

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2 Comments to “U.S. Supreme Court rules against handgun straw purchases”

    Joe said:
    June 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Silly comment. Better yet, let's see how many weapons used in crimes are even bought subject to any rules at all. Other than by wackos, I'd say almost none.

    Mugen said:
    June 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    People with good intentions also smoke, buy knives, and drive cars with and without moments of insanity, hastily, carelessly or recklessly with no harm to anyone or themselves. Wait a second I think I got that wrong. Hey, a good thing we can make up our own facts right?

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