A criminal act in which a person who is prohibited from buying firearms uses another person to buy a gun on their behalf.
- The campaign is designed to train firearms retailers to better identify potential straw purchases and educate the public on the consequences of purchasing a firearm for someone who legally cannot make the transaction.
- Dealers will learn what they can do to recognize and avoid a straw purchase.
- Straw purchases were one of the most common schemes used by gun traffickers.
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Syllabification: straw pur·chase
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