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Divided Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Buyers must state whether they intend to sell or keep a new gun

From News Reports
June 16, 2014 at 2:29 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in favor of stricter scrutiny of gun purchases, where the buyer must disclose if he intends to keep or sell the new weapon.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in favor of stricter scrutiny of gun purchases, where the buyer must disclose if he intends to keep or sell the new weapon.

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law that makes it a crime for one person to buy a gun for another without disclosing that fact on the federal purchase form.

The law was challenged by a former policeman who purchased a gun for his uncle so he could get a law enforcement discount - even though his uncle could have purchased the gun legally.

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