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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 12:17 PM
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Ohio gun-sale laws easily circumvented
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories...

When Rasi Robinson was arrested with a gun in 1999, he told Washington, D.C., police he probably would get more guns once that case was over.

He kept his word. Robinson is now serving time for gun trafficking and manslaughter.

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Wayne L. Dixie Jr., assistant special agent in charge of the Columbus field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, explained how it's done.

"An individual who has a criminal history who legally can't purchase firearms, he or she then goes and gets a number of individuals who have clean criminal histories or no criminal history at all and has them straw purchase firearms," Dixie said. "I've had cases myself where, for example, they paid a college student 25 bucks."

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"law abiders" are the ultimate source of guns for criminals

yup
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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 12:39 PM
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1. Not exactly
two questions: Who is stupid enough to risk mandatory five year sentence for 25 bucks? The buyer is committing a federal crime, I would not call that "law abiders"
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 12:40 PM
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2. Time to ban law abiders...
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 12:59 PM
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3. not just OHIO...
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Straw Man Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 01:12 PM
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4. Straw purchasers are not "law abiders."
They are criminals who haven't been caught yet. It's a federal offense.

You can call it "circumventing" the law; I call it "breaking" it. News flash: Criminals Break Laws.
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 01:38 PM
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5. Another example of shitty journalism...
NOTHING WAS CIRCUMVENTED... If there was some sort of magical circumvention or a blindingly large loophole, then no one would have been arrested.

1. It is illegal to be a straw purchaser. This law applies to every corner of the nation. It is homogenous. It could be enforced in any jurisdiction in the country by any Federal law enforcement officer.

2. According to the article: "All four women eventually pleaded guilty." if there was circumvention, WTF did they plea guilty to?
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 09:43 PM
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6. A question jpak does not ask:
Why does the government choose to not prosecute the straw purchasers?
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-31-11 09:47 PM
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7. I helps with the governments and their anti supporters ultimate agenda.
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 07:24 AM
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8. You realize no law were being "circumvented"... right? What they did was STILL illegal.
Breaking different laws is not the same as circumventing others.

That's like saying you circumvented laws preventing theft of gas from gas stations by siphoning it out of cars in the supermarket parking lot.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 09:28 AM
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10. And people buy illegal drugs also I heard. Jpak, stopped that issue yet? n-t
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