7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Gulfport Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced a major campaign to significantly reduce the illegal straw purchases
of firearms in Gulfport.
In the session on straw purchases
, where she thought she and her staff were particularly strong, she saw a videotaped scenario that gave her guidance to be even more aware and thorough.
To evade the legal limit of no more than two weapons of any type, they allegedly arranged straw purchases
with a small local sheriff's office.
The program also educates firearms dealers so they can better detect and deter potential straw purchases
The seminars are: "ATF/NICS Open Discussion," "Detecting and Avoiding Illegal Straw Purchases
," "Civil Liability Resulting From the Misuse of Firearms Legally Sold in Your Place of Business," "Paintball--Cashing in on the Number One Extreme Sport," "Clicking Your Way To Greater Profits," "20 Proven Tactics to Promote Your Business," "Airborne Lead Management," "Shopping on the Dark Side," and "The Airsoft Phenomenon--Your Key To Higher Profits.
This is a prime example of why ATF investigates all cases of suspected straw purchases
and firearms trafficking," said John A.
The seminars are: "ATF/NIC/FFL Open Discussion," "Civil Liability Resulting From The Misuse Of Firearms Legally Sold In Your Place Of Business," "Paintball--Cashing In On The Number One Extreme Sport," "Clicking Your Way To Greater Profits," "Twenty Proven Tactics To Promote Your Business," "Airborne Lead Management," "Shopping On The Dark Side," "Detecting And Avoiding Illegal Straw Purchases
," and "The Airsoft Phenomenon--Your Key To Higher Profits.
Mayor Bloomberg's office last year carefully constructed a program of apparent straw purchases
of firearms, sending teams of investigators into gun shops.
occur when a person prohibited from purchasing and possessing firearms, such as a convicted felon, purchases or obtains firearms through individuals who are not prohibited persons (the so-called "straw purchasers"), who put the firearms transactions in their names.
Over the past two years, one of the most popular SHOT Show seminars has been the ATF discussion on avoiding straw purchases
in Fort Valley approved what were obvious straw purchases
to a gun trafficking ring that bought 19 guns in three weeks in 2005.
Roper, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the firearms industry's non-profit trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), today jointly announced a major campaign to reduce significantly the illegal straw purchases
of firearms in the Northern District of Texas.