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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 you prefer the option of banning assault rifles, a subsidy could be provided to licensed gun shops and legitimate owners to purchase their stock, perhaps for the military, perhaps for destruction, and also eliminate all unlicensed gun shows or straw purchases.
Criminal organizations acquire weapons, primarily high-caliber firearms, via so-called straw purchases in the US, whereby US citizens who have passed background checks make the purchases on behalf of the drug dealers, usually at gun shows in states with lax laws (SourceMex, April 1, 2009, March 20, 2013, and June 18, 2014).
It suggests that basic measures to deter straw purchases, illegal gun transfers, or interstate trafficking could make a real difference.
Most of those people know they are prohibited, so they get their guns through illegal means--theft, straw purchases, or from the same guy who sells them their drugs.
The sessions, led by NSSF's FFL Compliance Consultants, provides opportunities for retailers and range owners to learn about ATF regulations, Form 4473 error-proofing, avoiding straw purchases and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
are not observable using trace data: straw purchases, undocumented
Straw purchases, however, are not easily detected, because their
Even if Congress were to adopt a universal background check, this wouldn't prevent straw purchases because you have no way of knowing if the purchaser is going to resell the gun.
Universal background checks also work to curb straw purchases and other means that criminals use to illegal obtain guns.
The restriction was aimed at preventing so-called straw purchases in which people buy multiple guns and sell them illegally on the street to people who would not qualify for gun licenses.
ATF agents arrested Osorio, along with his brother Ranferi Osorio; age 27, and a neighbor, Kelvin Leon Morrison, for "firearms violations," meaning illegal straw purchases.
less than $425,000 in economic return for its straw (less because of straw purchases from Oregon Hay) and the Tribe with jobs on the reservation that generated a payroll of $740,000 {$630,000 (production labor) + $110,000 (office salaries)}.