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Biden to NRA: We ‘don’t have the time’ to prosecute gun buyers who lie on background checks

Posted By admin On January 18, 2013 @ 6:06 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Caroline May
Daily Caller [1]
Jan 18, 2013

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting [2] with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

Jim Baker, the NRA representative present at the meeting, recalled the vice president’s words during an interview with The Daily Caller: “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”

Submitting false information on an ATF Form 4473 [3] — required for the necessary background check to obtain a firearm — is a felony punishable [4] by up to ten years in prison, depending on prior convictions and a judge’s discretion, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Baker, the NRA’s director of federal affairs, told TheDC that he was given five minutes to present the NRA’s concerns and the approach the group saw as being the most effective to prevent another massacre like the Newtown, Conn. shooting. During those five minutes, he said, he mentioned the need to prosecute existing gun laws.

Full article here [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/18/biden-to-nra-we-dont-have-the-time-to-prosecute-people-who-lie-on-background-checks/

[2] meeting: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/10/nra-says-meeting-with-biden-was-disappointing/

[3] Form 4473: http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-4473-1.pdf

[4] punishable: http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5300-4.pdf

[5] FBI Conducting 32 Gun Purchase Background Checks Per Minute Under Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-conducting-32-gun-purchase-background-checks-per-minute-under-obama.html

[6] Now is the PERFECT Time to Prosecute Bush and Cheney: http://www.prisonplanet.com/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-prosecute-bush-and-cheney.html

[7] Senator Says Universal Background Checks Could Lead to National Registry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-says-universal-background-checks-could-lead-to-national-registry.html

[8] California Senate Approves Background Checks, Permits and Fees for Ammunition Purchases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-senate-approves-background-checks-permits-and-fees-for-ammunition-purchases.html

[9] OMG! Amazon.com sells fully-automatic assault rifle with 18-round magazines marketed to children, without background checks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/omg-amazon-com-sells-fully-automatic-assault-rifle-with-18-round-magazines-marketed-to-children-without-background-checks.html

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