In an effort to increase education regarding straw purchases and what FFLs can do to fight them, BATFE and NSSF are beginning a heavy launch for the “Don’t Lie for the other guy” campaign, starting in Memphis, Tennessee.
I’ve seen stickers for this at a couple of dealers and stores locally, and I fully support this effort – primarily because BATFE is working with NSSF to educate dealers instead of going after them for ticky-tac paperwork violations. The role of education and cooperation is one in which I support BATFE.
I would like to think that anything that will help licensed dealers avoid straw purchases and prevent them from being subjected to revocation proceedings by ATF as a result is a good thing. I may not agree with every gun law on the books, however I do think that the laws against buying firearms for people who are legally prohibited from purchasing guns (straw purchases) are good laws – having industry and law enforcement work together to educate dealers can only be a good thing.