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    oldpotsmuggler, SoCalSal, WakeUpNeo
    a straw purchaser intended to commit a crime or further the commission of a crime by buying a gun for someone else.
    Let’s say I’m a straw purchaser and buy a firearm on behalf of a convicted felon. It’s a felony itself for the felon to possess a firearm. So, the moment I put that gun in the felon’s hand do I not further the commission of a crime? Likewise, if because of whatever status I am not allowed to own a firearm or a particular type of firearm, possession of such constitutes the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. So, if I procure a gun for any such person how is that not furthering the commission of a crime?

    Or, are they saying that it should be okay to buy a gun for a felon so long as you don’t think they will commit any new crimes with it?

    From The Hill article, this is another gem:

    Universal background checks are included in the package, but Republicans have promised to filibuster the bill unless gun sales between friends are exempt from those expanded rules.
    What could possibly be wrong with that?

    Friend: “No officer, there’s nothing going on here. My good friend was just selling a couple of handguns from the trunk of his car and I have had my eye on this one for quite a while. Isn’t that right, my friend?”

    Other Friend: “Hells yeah! Me and him go way back.”

    Officer: “Oh, okay. I guess there is nothing illegal going on here.”

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:07:46 PM PDT

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