It might seem like idiocy on steroids, but that’s kinda how our Federal Government operates. Ever thought about helping out a family member by buying them that hunting rifle they’ve been looking at, or that Glock 19 they’ve been talking about getting? Well, prepare for prison if you buy it for them. A well established, and yet often ignored, law that was designed to stop criminals from getting their hands on guns through a third party might actually make more criminals than it catches.
Anyone here remember the “Fast and Furious” scandal? Ya know, where the ATF and Department of Justice decided to help straw purchasers walk guns into Mexico for drug cartels? Thousands of guns were handed over, with the Fed’s knowledge and consent, to cartels that take hostages, kill civilians, and proliferate drug related violence in the US and Mexico.