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April 2015
straw pur·chase (noun) a criminal act in which a person who is prohibited from buying firearms uses another person to buy a gun on their behalf. Is anyone paying attention? After recording the fewest murders in decades last year, violence in Chicago is soaring. We have seen a 40% increase in shootings and 29% more homicides...
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straw pur·chase (noun) – a criminal act in which a person who is prohibited from buying firearms uses another person to buy a gun on their behalf. Our violence problem is directly linked to the number of illegal guns available.  It is time to hold accountable straw purchasers, retail stores and irresponsible gun owners who arm criminals...
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An important bill will be under consideration this legislative year that is critical to our mission.  SB 1883 and HB 3422 propose the Gun Dealer and Ammunition Seller License that would require dealers to be licensed by the state, in addition to having a federal license.  Gun dealers are the most important link between gun...
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