So, I stumbled upon this short video: http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-what...s-meet-reality
Basically the police chief in this video is saying they aren't going to do "paper chases" but instead are going after gun crimes, and the senator is (kinda) suggesting current laws aren't being enforced. HOWEVER, MY INTENT IS NOT TO START ANY KIND OF DEBATE HERE. Instead, I have a question.
Maybe I'm not understanding the context of the video (it's just a few minutes), but it seems like they are implying that it is illegal to try to buy a gun if you're not allowed. Is that accurate? Meaning, if I for some reason would not pass a background check, and I go into a gun shop and try to buy a gun, and they come back and say "Sorry, you failed the background check," and I say "okay, thanks, bye," and leave ... have I just committed a crime?
I guess I thought the crime would be owning the gun if you weren't allowed ... or, I suppose, using false information to try to pass a background check. But they seem to be saying that even the attempt to buy a gun, even if you are not dishonest at all, is a crime IF you for some reason don't pass the background check.
Am I understanding that correctly? Or no?