Quick Answer: Why Is A Straw Purchase Illegal?

Quick Answer: Why Is A Straw Purchase Illegal?

The original term (straw purchase) comes from illegal purchases of firearms for people that can’t get firearms legally for themselves.

However, in some jurisdictions, a straw purchase is sometimes seen as legal even though the end receiver does not have the legal ability to buy the goods themselves.

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