Dealers, federal officials rely on honor system when it comes to buying a gun

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When someone wants to buy a gun in this country, they must first fill out what's called a Firearms Transaction Record.The Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) requires it, and aside from your background check, the rest of the form is based on the honor system.Like one question that asks: Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressants, stimulant, narcotic drug or any other controlled substance?But neither the ATF nor the FBI has any way to prove if you're telling the truth, it's your word they rely on.Gerard Valentino represents the Buckeye Firearms Association a pro-gun rights organization."Except for that part about a background check that form is essentially useless because someone who is going to lie is going to lie so...

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Dealers, federal officials rely on honor system when it comes to buying a gun

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