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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:06 PM

Is it possible that Adam Lanza illegally purchased the guns in his mother's name?

I'm not familiar with procedure. Is it possible to use someone else's identity to buy a gun?

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Reply Is it possible that Adam Lanza illegally purchased the guns in his mother's name? (Original post)
apples and oranges Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
Yo_Mama Dec 2012 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #4
Yo_Mama Dec 2012 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #3
OhioChick Dec 2012 #5
DevonRex Dec 2012 #6
HappyMe Dec 2012 #8
MineralMan Dec 2012 #9

Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:07 PM

1. This illustrates how easy it is to get a gun in 'merica.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

2. Not a woman's if you are a man, no

But do we know they were hers?

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:32 PM

4. Multiple reports have said so

But early reports have a high error rate.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

7. Yeah

We've all been burned by that reality.

I'm in shock - I suppose the reporters are too, so this time there could be some excuse for the confusion.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:32 PM

3. Not practically

She may have bought them for him or for him to use. 21 is the age limit to buy pistols.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:42 PM

6. That would be the most blatant illegal sale

and purchase I've ever seen. So, not really. You can be sure the 4473s are in ATF's hands as we speak. If there is any doubt they will have been dusted for prints and submitted for handwriting analysis. The only one who'll be liable in that case would be the dealer.

Which is why I say it's not really possible. No dealer is gonna stick his neck out like that on paper for a kid.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:47 PM

8. He may have purchased them illegally.

He couldn't buy them using his mother's name. I googled it - 18 yrs. old in CT to buy rifle, 21 to buy pistol.
I thought they said that they found his brother's id in the car or on his person, so who knows what happened.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:53 PM

9. He may have had mom buy them for him

for some reason like a diagnosed mental illness that had been reported.

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