Report Finds Few Who Fail Background Checks Are Charged
By Tom Knighton
Gun grabbers look at violent crime rates and swear up and down that we need more gun laws. After all, criminals still get their hands on firearms, which means the laws aren’t working.
The reality, however, is much different. The reality is that our current gun laws stop a large number of people from buying guns when they’re not legally permitted to do so. The problem is that despite knowingly breaking the law, few are prosecuted for it.
Few gun buyers are ever prosecuted for lying on forms they are required to complete as part of a background check when purchasing a weapon, a new federal study concludes.
In the 29 states where federal officials handle the background checks, there were only 12 prosecutions in fiscal 2017 of people who were found to have provided false information, such as failing to disclose a felony conviction, according to the Government Accountability Office.
It is a federal crime for people trying to obtain guns to make a false statement or furnish false or misrepresented identification that is intended to deceive people on the legality of the sale of the firearm. Violators face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms