Sorry I have been a little of a slacker lately when it comes to blogging. I was over visiting my friend Stephen the other day and it got me back in the groove a little.
I was watching a little 'Fox and Friends' this morning and caught a clip about this former State Trooper from Virginia who is in trouble because he bought a rifle for a gift to his uncle (who was not a felon) and it is going to court because the feds claim it was a 'Straw Purchase'
I don't know where to start with this, first off the guy is an idiot for telling what he did and asking for permission. What is wrong with supposedly free people asking the government what they can do ? Free men don't ask permission, they just do it, second of all if you do get in a bind there are loop holes which legally allow him to do this. He could have said (if asked by authorities) that he intended to keep the gun but sold or traded it to his uncle because he didn't need it anymore
I do agree this whole thing is absurd because from the ATF's own web site they state that the reason for making straw purchases illegal is to prevent people buying guns for those who aren't legally able to on their own and this is obviously not the case here. At the gun store when you sign the form stating the firearm is for you to enjoy who is to say you don't enjoy giving it away as a gift to a family member.
I feel so sorry for people who live their whole life worrying what the government thinks and wanting the governments blessing on their lives, as I have said before when I want to do something I ponder many things but what the government thinks is last on the list.