Audio of Boston Globe reporter talking about his straw buy
Here's the audio. It's pretty funny when the radio host starts Mirandizing the reporter.
(IF, a big if, the version the reporter later gives is true, then maybe it wasn't a straw sale. The buyer was an NH resident kept the gun after the sale, and kept it in NH. Although Rosenthal of Stop Handgun Violence keeps insisting "it actually was a straw purchase." And there's always 18 US Code section 2, which makes it a felony to command another person to commit one, to advise or counsel them on it, etc.)
Interesting. If it was understood among the party that the gun was to be Bailey's and Bailey gave him the money for the buy, even if Bailey never took the gun back to Mass with him, wouldn't he still be liable for facilitating a straw man purchase? I just did a post about this based on some things people were saying at Uncle's. Hopefully I'm not blowing smoke.
If anything, you'd think all this would convince Bailey what a minefield some of these laws and regulations are. What is a straw purchase? Seems like it should be easy to define, but it's not.
Posted by: Sebastian at July 21, 2007 06:59 PM