Skip to comments.Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales
Posted on 04/23/2014 3:50:23 AM PDT by rellimpank
Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals.
The concession to alert authorities about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law, was reached in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, attorneys for the Wortham family said. He was an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who just days before he was fatally shot in Chicago had become vocal about standing up to street violence in the Chatham community.
Like their son, the Worthams have refused to give up on a community that provided a safe, enriching childhood for their two children. Instead, they committed themselves to fight for change through community peace nights as well as the lawsuit to try to keep neighborhoods safe for children who need a place to play.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
“...about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law...”
What exactly is “beyond what is required by law?”
I smell something “fishy” here.
Is there a law that states how many guns we can buy? It’s news to me!
Sounds more like there's a law that states how many we're required to buy.
I’m not sure I’ve been keeping up lately. I better get busy.
Same here. I’ve never heard of this law, but ignorance of the law is no excuse so I better get a couple more just in case.
About a decade ago I was a regular article contributor to the local paper. They had a professional editor, who, incidentally, was also one of their political correctness editors. But one of the jobs she did was to make certain that whatever was printed in her section was grammatically correct and technically accurate. In one of the many layoffs she was let go and her place was taken by somebody who had never edited. In another layoff that person was replaced by two eighteen year old journalism students. At that point neither grammar or accuracy were being checked. The only function still in force was political correctness.
This is a longwinded way of saying that “journalism” as a profession has deteriorated to where medicine was in, oh, 1500.
That's the way I read it too.
The info you request is in the article - click and read. RIF...
California has a one handgun per month restriction. I believe there are a few other places that do also, but federal law doesn't have this restriction.
Yes - many police states require that multiple purchases within 30 days be reported to the local gestapo
Typical bad journalistic style. The information that was supposed to be expressed was that the pawnshop has agreed to provide even more information on its handgun sales than the law requires it to give.
The writer has no clue regarding the placement of modifiers.
He meant reporting beyond what is required by law, when people buy multiple weapons in a single transaction at the pawn shop.
> Four years after... the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals... federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV... an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who — just days before he was fatally shot in Chicago — had become vocal about standing up to street violence in the Chatham community.
Partisan Media Shills ping. The article is another kumbaya piece about how we need gun confiscation.
Multiple Sales Reporting For Certain Rifles Reporting The Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 requires federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to report multiple sales of handguns to the same purchaser [18 U.S.C. § 923(g)(3)]. The sale of two or more handguns must be reported if they occur at the same time, or within five business days of each other.
In August 2011, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to initiate similar reporting requirements on the multiple sales related to certain rifles for a period of three years. Multiple Sales For Certain Rifles requires all federal firearms licensees in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to submit reports of multiple sales or other dispositions to an unlicensed individual of two or more rifles within five consecutive business days having the following characteristics: (1) semiautomatic; (2) a caliber greater than .22 (including .223/5.56 mm); and (3) the ability to accept detachable magazines.
ATF has long used multiple sales information to detect, investigate, and prevent firearms trafficking. ATF views the recovery of one or more firearms used in crimes that were part of a multiple purchase as an indicator of firearms trafficking, particularly if one of the firearms was recovered a short time after the multiple sale occurred (known as a short timetocrime).
“If you promise to be our lackey, we will go easy on you.”
did they check where the perp bought his shoes? because that had about as much to do with the murder as the purchase of the gun.