Even though federal law currently makes:
1. Straw purchases a felony
2. Unlawful to purchase a handgun outside of your state
3. Unlawful for felons to possess or purchase firearms at all
4. Requires firearms dealers to report multiple sales to the BATF
5. Requires dealers to run background checks on gun buyers
I could go on, but I don’t have room to list the many and numerous federal gun regulations that criminals ignore on a daily basis. Â Yes, despite all this, the SacBee still thinks that Congress isn’t giving police the tools they need to fight crime.Â They blame the Tiahrt Amendment, which does not restrict police for accessing trace data in criminal investigations, but they seem to imply that it does.Â The facts are inconvenient when you’re trying to mislead the public to make your point.
Hat tip to AceÂ