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Don’t Lie for the Other Guy ™ 

Keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons, minors, persons determined by a court of law to be “mentally defective” and other individuals prohibited by law from owning firearms is critical to preventing violent crime and keeping communities safe. That’s why for nearly two decades, NSSF has partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to develop and implement an educational program to assist firearm retailers in detecting and preventing “straw purchases,” the illegal purchase of a firearm by one person for another. The goal of the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™ program is to reduce firearm straw purchases at the retail level and to educate would-be straw purchasers of the penalties of knowingly participating in an illegal firearm purchase.

Learn more about Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™

Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals is our priority. Learn how the National Shooting Sports Foundation's initiative, Don’t Lie For the Other Guy™, is working to prevent straw purchases and keeping our communities safe.

Don't Lie Testimonial - Carl Roy

Don't Lie Testimonial - David LaRue

ATF & Don't Lie for the Other Guy

Straw Purchase: Don't Buy a Gun for Someone Who Can't

Prevent the Illegal "Straw Purchase" of Firearms


Article: "Don’t lie for the Other Guy” is a tool box for retailers, not a hammer to be used against them

Don't Lie for the Other Guy – ATF Page