By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun.
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By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law

By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law

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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun. The narrow decision maintains the status quo on "straw" purchases of guns.