The firearm industry helps firearm retailers detect and prevent illegal "straw purchases."
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EDUCATING COMMUNITIES ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF STRAW PURCHASES
95,000 SAFETY KITS DISTRIBUTED
Kits contain educational information and online resources about how to detect and prevent straw purchasing of guns.
HELPING FIREARM RETAILERS IDENTIFY STRAW PURCHASES
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.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF and the firearm industry collaborate to keep firearm retail stores secure, prosecute individuals who burglarize firearm retailers, and to inform the public that it’s illegal to purchase a firearm for someone who cannot pass a background check.
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