Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of straw purchase in English:
A criminal act in which a person who is prohibited from buying firearms uses another person to buy a gun on their behalf.
- The straw purchase was identified as the major source of crime guns in Maryland.
- A straw purchase is illegal, but if I'm the one selling the guns, how do I know you're not buying them for yourself?
- Participating in a straw purchase is a felony.
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