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Old December 3, 2011, 04:19 AM   #7
natman
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The straw purchase provision was originally meant to stop someone who can't legally buy a firearm from getting a 3rd person to do it for them.
Regardless of what was "meant" when the law was written, it doesn't matter whether or not the recipient is prohibited or not, if you buy a gun for someone else it's a straw purchase.

http://www.atf.gov/publications/down...f-p-5300-4.pdf
page 164

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In some instances, a straw purchaser is used because the actual purchaser is prohibited from acquiring the firearm. That is to say, the actual purchaser is a felon or is within one of the other prohibited categories of persons who may not lawfully acquire firearms or is a resident of a State other than that in which the licensee's business premises is located. Because of his or her disability, the person uses a straw purchaser who is not prohibited from purchasing a firearm from the licensee. In other instances, neither the straw purchaser nor the actual purchaser is prohibited from acquiring the firearm.
Plus paying shipping and FFL fees so the middleman can remove a magazine seems inefficient. I'd ask the distributor to do it, if the rifle is indeed legal in NJ, they will have done it before. I'd make 100% sure it's legal before you start the ball rolling.
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