Have you ever read something that was so far out in left field, you wonder how the author arrived at their conclusion? Such is this example, which calls for stricter gun laws to stop straw purchases.
A straw purchase is when a person buys a firearm for someone who cannot legally own a firearm. For example, someone who would not be able to pass a background check might ask a cohort to buy a gun for him.
Straw purchases are already prohibited by state and federal laws.
The article suggests:
Rather than looking at the ATF Form 4473 and finding a photocopy of the buyer’s ID, someone wants to put government-controlled cameras in the store? Exactly what is that supposed to do? The straw purchaser has to present a photo ID to buy the firearm, so the gun store already has their identification.
Based on that ID, the store calls in for a background check and the sale is completed.
And yeah, it’s illegal to use a fake ID to buy a gun.
by Kevin Felts