Below The Radar: STOP Straw Purchases Act
United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters can sometimes tell if legislation will improve the situation with regards to our rights very easily, as is the case with the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act. Some other pieces of legislation, like the TRACE Act, can be quickly rejected because we can tell it just infringes on our rights. But sometimes, legislation can be proposed that isn’t clearly good or bad at first glance. The HR 4939, the STOP Straw Purchases Act, is one such piece of legislation where it’s not an easy call.
The legislation was introduced by Representative Don Bacon (R-NE), who has a solid record of supporting our Second Amendment rights. According to a release from his office, the legislation is intended to increase penalties for straw purchasers. Straw purchasers, in the context of Second Amendment issues, are people with clean records who are used to acquire guns for people prohibited from even possessing firearms under the provisions of 18 USC 922.
The release notes that current law calls for a prison sentence of up to ten years and a fine of up to $250,000. The legislation …Read the Rest