If they can do this to a law abiding family they can do it to anyone.
"can do?" I think you mean "continue to do"....I recall 2 ATF agents (man and woman posing as husband/wife) went into a gun shop ... wife looked at handguns and chose one and the husband paid for the gun. ARRESTED - straw purchase ! Judge tossed it out and gave the ATF a tongue lashing..but it mattered not, feds will do what feds want to do.