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  •  Oh, all right then, dig away :) (13+ / 0-)

    I take it you haven't learned this yet, but like the others you have no power to rile me. The trick is to assign the proper value to your opinions. Yeah, I bet if I examine the history of gun laws in Colorado they'll just look downright absurd.

    We demanded a plan to reduce gun violence. Now it's time to demand a vote.

    by tytalus on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:05:24 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, Colorado is fairly absurd...to the NRA. (16+ / 0-)

      Thanks to Clytemnestra for the link.

      Several states have adopted their own prohibitions on straw purchasing. For example, California prohibits any person, corporation or dealer from selling, loaning, or transferring a firearm to: 1) any person he or she knows or has cause to believe is not the actual purchaser or transferee of the firearm; or 2) any person who is not the person actually being loaned the firearm, if the person, corporation, or dealer has either: a) knowledge that the firearm is to be subsequently loaned, sold, or transferred to avoid gun transfer requirements under California law; or b) knowledge that the firearm is to be subsequently loaned, sold, or transferred to avoid the requirements of any exemption to gun transfer requirements under California law.21

      Illinois prohibits any person:

          From knowingly purchasing or attempting to purchase a firearm with the intent to deliver that firearm to another person who is prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm; and22

          In purchasing or attempting to purchase a firearm, from intentionally providing false or misleading information on an ATF firearms transaction record form.23

      Other states that specifically prohibit straw purchasing include Colorado,24 Delaware,25 Maryland,26 Nebraska,27 Ohio28 and Oregon.29

      In 2008, Pennsylvania established a “Straw Purchase Prevention Education Program,” within the state Attorney General’s office to provide resources and direct grant money to the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy Program” and similar programs that offer straw purchase prevention education.30

      And even my old home state of PA has a program to prevent straw purchasing, how ridiculous is that! Must be on the GOP's agenda to trash that this year.

      We demanded a plan to reduce gun violence. Now it's time to demand a vote.

      by tytalus on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:16:09 PM PDT

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