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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NRA Working to Lessen Unintended Consequences of Straw Purchasing Provisions

The Hill reports:
If a person buys a gun and sells it to another person, who in turn sells it to yet another person, the bill’s language could be used to punish the initial buyer of the gun, the NRA says.

“It potentially holds people liable for the intention of parties far down the chain of possession,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam wrote in an email to The Hill.
The NRA is working to make sure that law enforcement has proof that that someone who purchases a firearm and later sells it to someone else, had the intent to knowingly sell it to a prohibited person before they can be charged with making and straw purchase.

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