Clear as a bell to me....now.
Thanks SW. I admit I was on the side that saw this as illegal until you brought up the legality issue concerning who would receive the gun after the purchase. I saw it as a straw purchase too. However your explanation turned me around. As long as the one who receives the guns can legally have a gun in his or her possession, and/or can actually purchase one legally, then it is ok to buy a firearm as a gift and give it to that person.He does have the photo posted on his facebook page along with the story behind it. Just another American excersing his righs under a numer of items in the Bill Of Rights. I really dont see why anyone would have a problem with him doing this. He also says he purchased a .45. SO WHAT !!!
The media company that posted this article is mostly a large critizier of the Goverment. But they also have that right under the 1st Admendment, just as the Supporters of it do. And they didn't bring up the legality of the purchase, they just posted a comment by someone else on a public forum.
In reading a lot of the comments on the opinions under that story it AMAZES me how many people do not comprehend or understand the ATF form and how the questions should be answered. It's about 6-8 pages long with clarifications on every item that must be answered. I wonder how many have READ IT...??? I think for most who have purchased more than 1 or 2 all they know is Yes to No. 11 a., NO to the rest on page 1, turn to page 2 and sign/date at the top.