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Well don't lie when you buy and that's a message from a new national campaign on purchasing firearms.
Statistics show buyers aren't always completely honest and many suspected.
Are never prosecuted both of those things -- good things really much NASA's -- from -- Los Angeles bureau with more William.
Well general one way you keep guns out of the hands of criminals is to prosecute those who give them weapons problem is straw buyers are rarely prosecuted when they are.
Many get little or no prison time this is a new study shows gun prosecutions.
Under President Obama.
In a decade low in 2011.
Universal background checks.
Supported just about.
My gun owners.
And an international campaign warns of lying while trying to buy a gun.
Those statistics show many who.
Who do are rarely punished the first question on 4473.
Form his -- the actual buyer of the firearm according to Justice Department data in 20106 million Americans applied to buy guns.
Less than 2% or 76000.
Of those police investigated only 4000.
And even fewer just 44 or prosecuted.
Only thirteen were punished for lying or buying a gun illegally.
If the prosecution of people lying on forms is really a priority for the president.
Then all he has to do is say I want my my a lot of federal law enforcement officials to prosecute these kinds of cases.
Under President Obama prosecutions for illegally possessing a gun are down 14%.
From five years ago.
Down 29% for making a false statement when buying one.
Administration officials argue prosecutors -- money.
Gun cases like jury appeal and penalties -- pain for out of -- straw purchasers really -- no meaningful consequence.
To what they just data shows a third of those charged with gun crimes serve no jail time at all.
Those who do serve only one to four years of a possible ten year sentence for lying or illegally possessing a firearm.
Obviously there's a different level priority given to these kinds of crimes.
In this administration that then existed in previous administrations.
Data is damaging to lawmakers who want more gun controls on Friday 23 house Republicans ask the president.
Why he wanted more gun laws.
While failing to enforce one's already on the books -- it appears however that that universal background check.
For all gun purchases at gun shows from private sales that is likely to pass -- Capitol Hill.
-- -- will continue to watch William thank you.
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