I was doing some research on Fast and Furious and found this paragraph:
It is my understanding that straw man purchases are indeed illegal, because in order to complete one the straw man must provide false information in connection with the purchase. This last sentence in red is terribly misleading. Doe you all agree?ATF "gunwalking" operations were, in part, a response to longstanding criticism of the bureau for focusing on relatively minor gun violations while failing to target high-level gun smuggling figures. U.S. firearms laws currently govern the possession and transfer of firearms and provide penalties for the violation of such laws. “Gun trafficking”, although not defined by statute, essentially includes the movement or diversion of firearms from legal to illegal markets.:Summary A 2009 GAO report on efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico notes that straw purchasing is not in itself illegal, although it is illegal to provide false information in connection with a purchase.