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Congressional Research Service, "Gun Control Legislation," November 14, 2012

Congressional Research Service, "Gun Control Legislation," November 14, 2012

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Published by Joel Lawson
"Congress has debated the efficacy and constitutionality of federal regulation of firearms and ammunition, with strong advocates arguing for and against greater gun control...This report also includes discussion of other salient and recurring gun control issues that have
generated past or current congressional interest...To set these and other emerging issues in context, this report provides basic
firearms-related statistics, an overview of federal firearms law, and a summary of legislative action in the 111th and 112th Congresses."
"Congress has debated the efficacy and constitutionality of federal regulation of firearms and ammunition, with strong advocates arguing for and against greater gun control...This report also includes discussion of other salient and recurring gun control issues that have
generated past or current congressional interest...To set these and other emerging issues in context, this report provides basic
firearms-related statistics, an overview of federal firearms law, and a summary of legislative action in the 111th and 112th Congresses."

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Unlicensed persons are generally prohibited from acquiring firearms from out-of-state sources
(except for long guns acquired from FFLs under the conditions described above). Unlicensed
persons are also prohibited from transferring firearms to anyone who they have reasonable cause
to believe are not residents of the state in which the transaction occurs. In addition, since 1986 it
has been a federal offense for non-licensees to knowingly transfer a firearm or ammunition to
prohibited persons.73

It is also notable that firearms or ammunition transfers initiated through the
Internet are subject to the same federal laws as transfers initiated in any other manner.74

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