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A new gun law?

Chief Ten Beers

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Has anyone heard of a new law....maybe NOT a law just yet....that a person buying a gun cannot transfer it to someone else? Such as in private sales? :confused:
 

Running Wolf

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There was a SCOTUS decision recently related to straw purchases: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1493_k5g1.pdf

Maybe that's what you heard about.

I don't think it makes straw purchases any "more illegal." It does seem to set precedent that could be used to prosecute more transactions as straw purchases though. But I am not a lawyer, and I'm not even particularly good at analyzing case law. Perhaps some of our more litigation-minded members can help out. . .
 

Chief Ten Beers

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Hey Running Wolf. I heard about the straw purchase law, but the question asked to me was about private people selling guns here in Kentucky, if that has been changed.
 

Brian D.

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Hey Running Wolf. I heard about the straw purchase law, but the question asked to me was about private people selling guns here in Kentucky, if that has been changed.
Best I know--as an advocate from one state away who crosses your border quite often--is that there were no new firearms regulations passed in Frankfort during the recently-ended session. Certainly none to RESTRICT gun rights.
 

Chief Ten Beers

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Best I know--as an advocate from one state away who crosses your border quite often--is that there were no new firearms regulations passed in Frankfort during the recently-ended session. Certainly none to RESTRICT gun rights.
That's what I thought, but the question was asked me by a friend from church, and I didn't really know, so I figured the best way to find out is the forum. :) After all, who would know more about new gun laws than the good folks on here. :dude:
 

neuroblades

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It has been reported that the SCOTUS had ruled in a case that pertained to individual's purchasing guns as gifts for someone else. Which could quite possibly be seen as a type of "Straw Purchase".
 
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