Jun 16, 2014 | By Marge Clark, BVM
One of the ways criminals get guns is to have someone else, who is able to legally own a gun, purchase for them. This is called “straw purchasing.” In a 5-4 decision, the court just concluded that this is NOT LEGAL: “one legal gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another.” The case is known as: Abramski v. United States.
This is one success in the attempt to reduce the number of guns used for criminal purposes. It is one step toward creating stricter controls on gun ownership.
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