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View Diary: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) announces support for universal background checks for gun purchases (19 comments)

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  •  What is the correct process? (0+ / 0-)

    Who is responsible for reporting to whom?

    ATF contacts local law enforcement?

    Dealer contacts local law enforcement?

    Is it another case of selective enforcement? Such that some locales have a don't bother policy, but in others people are prosecuted?

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 06:44:26 PM PDT

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    •  The impetus is on the ATF (0+ / 0-)

      The dealer can't do much aside from citizen arrest (and even then can't actually detain).

      Local law enforcement should investigate.  They're often right there in the store  off-duty anyways (I realize this would be an administrative hassle).

      At the very least they have reasonable cause to investigate.

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