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  •  That doesn't appear to be the case. (4+ / 0-)

    From the NYT article linked in my prior comment:

    But because of a loophole in federal regulations, buying restricted firearms through a trust also exempts the trust’s members from requirements that apply to individual buyers, including being fingerprinted, obtaining the approval of a chief local law enforcement officer and undergoing a background check.

    Mr. Campbell [a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] confirmed that under current regulations, background checks were not required for the buying of restricted firearms through trusts. The agency, he added, was aware of the loophole and was reviewing changes to close it.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 01:09:59 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting. I guess my question is this: (0+ / 0-)

      if you're a criminal, felon, or prohibited possessor, why would you go the trust route? This doesn't legitimize you actually having the firearm on your person. If you're already going to break the law, would you go the legal route and then hope you find a gun shop that doesn't run background checks on form 4 items? That doesn't really make sense to me.

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