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Old October 3, 2018, 02:07 PM   #6
Prof Young
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Good Points Dogtown . . . .

Dogtown you make good points.

This quote from the Pratt article -

"ATF agents did not consider most of the prohibited persons who had obtained guns to be dangerous."Those words, quoted last year by USA TODAY, explain why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local governments are not prosecuting most gun buyers who get denied by FBI background checks.

- is why I'm wondering about the status of those denied. Could they be prosecuted if the Feds wanted too? I would assume the prosecution would have to be based on the reason for the failure BUT that reason would already be known by law enforcement or they would not have failed the back ground check so . . . could one be prosecuted for applying for gun ownership while knowing that they are prohibited?

I know a boatload of gun rights advocates are anti-background check. I'm not ready to jump on that boat yet. Feel free to try to convince me. That's how we all learn.

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