Gun experts say Sipivolac could have just as easily bought a semi-automatic rifle, and he could have legally avoided a background check by buying directly from a gun owner.
Firearm instructor Michael Murray says he has purchased rifles that way and explains the process.
"Then you would transfer it to me. I would pay you the money. You would properly get a bill of sale and show an ID showing I live in this state," Murray said.
Sounds like a straw purchase he is advocating ... uh, that's illegal. I stopped about a dozen or so such purchases when I was a dealer...