2014-06-16T184342Z_2_LYNXMPEA5F0ZF_RTROPTP_2_USA-COURT-ARGENTINA

Supreme Court rules against 'straw buyer' in gun case

A general view of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court handed a victory to gun control advocates on Monday by upholding the conviction of a former police officer from Virginia who lied when he stated he was buying a handgun for himself when it actually was for a relative. In a 5-4 ruling focused on the role of what is known as a “straw buyer” for a gun, the court upheld Bruce Abramski’s conviction for making a false statement when he bought the gun. He had filled out a form, required under federal law, saying he was the prospective owner, when the gun was intended for his uncle. The court was split along ideological lines, with the liberal wing in the majority with swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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