Prosecuting More Who Lie to Buy Guns Could Strain Resources

A Trump administration plan to crack down on people who lie to buy guns faces a giant hurdle, relying on federal agents and prosecutors who are already overwhelmed with other responsibilities.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration plan to crack down on people who lie to buy guns faces a giant hurdle: It relies on federal agents and prosecutors who are already overwhelmed with other responsibilities. Prosecutors and officials from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have historically preferred to use their limited resources to deal with violent crimes rather than aggressively pursue people who give false information on background check forms. Lying… Read at AP News

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