Straw Purchase


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Straw Purchase

In auto sales, the purchase of a vehicle for another person. In a straw purchase, the official owner assumes all liability and pays all expenses, but does not ordinarily use the car. A straw purchase may occur if the driver has little money or insufficient credit history to buy the car on his/her own. For example, a mother may buy a car in her name with the intention of letting her 16-year-old son drive it.
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If McGuire thinks a customer is trying to make a straw purchase - that is, trying to buy a gun for someone else, which is illegal - he will refuse the sale.
We worry someone who doesn't qualify may ask his eligible buddy up the street to buy it for him, and generate a straw purchase," he said.
The practice of acquiring weapons for a third party is known as a straw purchase, and criminal organizations in Mexico have used the tactic to acquire firearms in the US (SourceMex, April 1, 2009, Feb.
A straw purchase is when a buyer uses an intermediary (the "straw man") to purchase firearms from a dealer, with the intent of hiding the identity of the real buyer.
This volume on gun control regulation and legislation features three chapters, the first chapter consisting of a report from Mayors Against Illegal Guns investigating the straw purchase method criminals use to get guns and presents findings showing how some licensed gun dealers sell handguns to illegal traffickers through these purchases.
A supervillain might make a straw purchase, pap a celebrity, surf the darknet, or become a testosteronic knuckle-dragger.
The program is designed to better educate FFLs on how to spot would-be straw purchasers and to warn the general public it is a serious crime to straw purchase a firearm.
Illegal voluntary transfers, such as the transfers following a straw purchase, are "unentitled.
The straw purchase serves as another method often employed by an illegal firearms trafficker who cannot legally purchase firearms.
Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church, Mark Walsh, campaign director at the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV), and Carolyn and Thomas Wortham, parents of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, who was shot by a gun obtained in a straw purchase.
In a straw purchase, people who are legally entitled to own a gun in the US acquire the guns for the drug organizations.