* Under federal law:<quoted text>Did 3,000 die in Boston? Close to that? What the the Russian brothers use to kill the two cops? Wonder where it came from?(BTW, 40% of guns sold in America are not subject to any background checks at all. Maybe they bought it all online...)
It is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison for the following people to receive, possess, or transport any firearm or ammunition:
someone convicted of or under indictment for a felony punishable by more than one year in prison, someone convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison, a fugitive from justice, an unlawful user of any controlled substance, someone who has been ruled as mentally defective or has been committed to any mental institution, an illegal alien, someone dishonorably discharged from the military, someone who has renounced his or her U.S. citizenship, someone subject to certain restraining orders, or someone convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor.
It is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison to sell or transfer any firearm or ammunition to someone while "knowing" or having "reasonable cause to believe" this person falls into any of the prohibited categories listed above.
It is illegal to "engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms" without a federal license to do so.
It is illegal for any federally licensed firearms business to sell or transfer any firearm without first conducting a background check to see if the buyer/recipient falls into any of the prohibited categories listed above.
It is illegal for anyone except a federally licensed firearms business to sell, buy, trade, or transfer a firearm across state lines.
* Under federal law, private individuals are not required to a conduct a background check before selling or transferring a firearm to someone who lives in the same state, but it is illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison for a private individual to sell or transfer a firearm while "knowing" or having "reasonable cause to believe" that the recipient falls into one of the prohibited categories above.
* Some states such as California require background checks for all firearms transactions, including those conducted between private individuals.
WE DO NOT NEED ANYMORE GUN CONTROL LAWS,GUN LAWS ARE STRONG ENOUGHT!!!!background checks?
Posted by Brad Plumer on February 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm
In 2010, nearly 80,000 Americans were denied guns after providing false information about their criminal histories during the background check. Technically, its a felony to lie during this process. Yet only 44 would-be buyers were ever charged with a crime, according to the New York Times.