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    Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
    To be honest, I am a bit torn on this decision. On one hand, buying a gun to give to another, in order to circumvent the system of background checks, should be a crime. On the other hand, if I wanted to buy a present for a friend who is having a birthday, would I be breaking the law? It appears that I would be, and that is where I disagree with this decision.

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    Article is here.
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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    So which Constitution did the Supreme court look at? It was clearly not the US Constitution judging by the ruling.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So which Constitution did the Supreme court look at? It was clearly not the US Constitution judging by the ruling.
    You think background checks are unconstitutional?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You think background checks are unconstitutional?
    Yes. ..

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    To be honest, I am a bit torn on this decision. On one hand, buying a gun to give to another, in order to circumvent the system of background checks, should be a crime. On the other hand, if I wanted to buy a present for a friend who is having a birthday, would I be breaking the law? It appears that I would be, and that is where I disagree with this decision.

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    Article is here.
    Your birthday gift complaint is easily circumvented by a gift certificate. I have no problem with the ruling. It was the right thing to do.

    Just make sure the gun shop has access to these:


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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes. ..
    Well, they aren't. Rights can be taken away with due process of law. Someone who robs a bank with a gun doesn't get to own a gun any more, sorry if this bothers you so much.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    I'm not in favor of straw purchases and I don't see them as being against the 2nd Amendment. Since real journalism is dead, I don't know what law it is that was mentioned in the article. If 3 justices say that the language of the law didn't support the punishment, then the news story should have said what the law said.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, they aren't. Rights can be taken away with due process of law. Someone who robs a bank with a gun doesn't get to own a gun any more, sorry if this bothers you so much.
    You mean while they're in jail? Oh right, you mean after they do their time. Yeah, that's a problem.

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You think background checks are unconstitutional?
    by the federal government...yes!

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    Re: Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, they aren't. Rights can be taken away with due process of law. Someone who robs a bank with a gun doesn't get to own a gun any more, sorry if this bothers you so much.
    sorry that has nothing to do with the "yes", voiced.....the federal government has no authority over firearms as a whole for the "people", ...because the bill of rights places a restriction on them to create any such law.

    rights for an individual citiznes can be curtailed, if they have broken the law.......

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