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Rep. Kelly’s straw purchases bill included in House legislation on gun control

When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Our Kids Act on June 8, it incorporated the Prevent Gun Trafficking Act sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill.

Kelly represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress. She is vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce. 

The Prevent Gun Trafficking Act puts special attention on straw purchases. A straw purchase is a way around the illegal purchase of a firearm. The true purchaser uses a second person to make the transaction so that his or her name is not associated with the . . .

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