Supreme Court upholds strict enforcement of gun ‘straw purchaser’ ban

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Abramski v. United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the government can enforce a ban on purchasing a gun for someone else, a so-called "straw purchase," even if that other person is lawfully allowed to have a gun. The court held that a gun buyer’s intent to sell a firearm to another lawful buyer in the future is a fact "material to the lawfulness of the sale" of the…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/supreme-court-upholds-strict-enforcement-of-gun-straw-purchaser-ban.php

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