U.S. Supreme Court rules against handgun straw purchases
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.