Phoenix Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

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As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, NSSF, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) is reminding the Greater Phoenix area public that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such unlawful purchases. iStock-KatarzynaBialasiewicz-487103798-(5)

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, NSSF, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) is reminding the Greater Phoenix area public that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such unlawful purchases. The campaign is in its 22nd year and is a cornerstone of the cooperative relationship between members of the firearm industry and law enforcement.

Billboard, radio, social media, streaming audio and digital advertisements for the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” program have been purchased by NSSF in key locations throughout the region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 15 years in jail. Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.” The month-long public awareness campaign was officially launched today.

The Phoenix area “Don’t Lie” campaign will total more than 44 million gross media impressions, including more than 57 outdoor billboards, digital bulletin boards and posters. There are also more than 460 radio spots playing and 520,000 digital streaming radio service impressions. On social media, “Don’t Lie” advertisements total more than 2 million targeted geofenced online mobile advertisements on Facebook and Instagram impressions. Phoenix was chosen for this special campaign by ATF. No taxpayer dollars are used. The program is funded in full by the firearm industry.

“The firearm industry has always been fully committed to keeping firearms out of the hands of those who should not possess them. We are proud of our more than two-decade cooperative relationship with the ATF, the DOJ, and the entire law enforcement community to assist them in their collective efforts to reduce criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. We’re pleased to work with our partners at DOJ and ATF to launch this “Don’t Lie” campaign in Phoenix this September,” said NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi.

“Don’t Lie” is a cooperative program between ATF, DOJ and NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry. The effort was developed more than two decades ago to raise public awareness about the seriousness of the crime of purchasing a firearm for someone who cannot legally do so. The program also helps ATF educate firearm retailers to be better prepared to detect and deter potential illegal straw purchases. The public campaign drives home the message that anyone making an illegal firearm purchase faces a stiff federal felony penalty of up to 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, as well as an additional 15 years in prison if the straw purchase is made with the intent of trafficking across state lines.

To legally purchase a firearm at retail, a person must be able to pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System background check, or NICS check, and fully comply with all state and local laws. When a criminal is illegally trafficking in firearms or knows he or she cannot pass this check, they may try to induce a friend or other person to make the purchase on their behalf. This is known as a straw purchase and is a felony.

This public awareness campaign constitutes only part of the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” outreach effort. The “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” program also involves educating firearm retailers to better detect and prevent illegal straw purchases. Federal firearms licensees are provided a “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” retailer kit containing a training video and information for store owners and staff, as well as point-of-purchase displays aimed to deter illegal straw purchases.

Learn more about “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” at www.dontlie.org.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Deplorable Bill

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”, the second amendment, the constitutional LAW of the land. The constitution, one of the things ALL enforcement officers are sworn to uphold and defend, yet what we see are sworn officers disavowing the oath of office, purposely committing treason and tyranny, both offences rightfully, justly carry the death penalty. The second amendment exactly spells out the legal government authority concerning any American citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, it says; “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.’ Thus… Read more »

swmft

and they are doing their job …should have swastikas tattooed on them to remind them what happened at Nuremberg

CourageousLion

Don’t hold your breath. Read this, pass it around, comment and sign up. https://courageouslion380.substack.com/p/those-forgotten-and-ignored-13-words-957

USMC0351Grunt

NSSF You can NOT be both prosecutor and defense counsel. You must choose what side of the law you stand on and where your loyalties lie. We cannot have both Democrat and Republicans for a president, nor can you work with a Department of Whatever hellbent on a Democrat Administration and agenda. This is like keeping a rattlesnake for a pet and assuming that the rattlesnake understands what you mean when you’re talking to it. It’s a rattlesnake it’s job is to bite you and kill you. Yes guys primary purpose is to protect our civil rights. If that were… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by USMC0351Grunt
gregs

my thoughts are being pulled in opposite directions about this article. on one hand, i know that the nssf does good things to promote the proper use and ownership of firearms which i applaud. on the other hand, the nssf getting into bed with two of the most anti-freedom (dis-trusted/rogue) agencies especially of this totalitarian regime in power now is somewhat concerning. batfe doesn’t educate ffl’s, they investigate to prosecute ffl’s. they and the fbi is corrupt from the top down, with few exceptions. just following orders isn’t good enough, just ask the Nuremberg defendants. any adult who has at… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

Don’t forget the recent report put out by NSSF that gave letter grades to DC legislators. Gun grabbing swamp creatures with an R next to their name could hardly do worse than an A-.

Russn8r

NSSF’s 14 Senate “Republican” gun control Champions who gave Dems cover for the “Bipartisan Safer Communities” Act

Blunt, A-
Burr, A-
Capito, A+
Cassidy, A+
Collins, A-
Cornyn, A
Ernst, A
Graham, A
McConnell, A+
Murkowski, A
Portman, B
Romney, B
Tillis, A+
Young, A

NSSF doesn’t want to hurt vulnerable RINOs so all but one of those “downgraded” to A- or B are retiring or have >=4yrs left

willyd

You missed Tomey from Pa who is retireing like Blunt from Mo, who both could give a r-ts a-s about what it means to legal gun owners!

Arny

No worries I’m sure his replacement will be just as good.

Russn8r

Huh. I know he voted for it, but the list I had omitted him. As you can imagine, Quisling NSSF gave him an “A”!

He’ll be replaced by Comrade Fetterman, F, since Trump demoralized the base by endorsing Turkish Delight Mehmet Oz – anti-gun, vax-pimp, child-sex change-pandering RINO – instead of viable conservative Kathy Barnette.

I see what it is. There were 2 cloture votes. Toomey voted for final cloture & bill but missed 1st cloture vote, the list I had. Cloture’s the only head count on this RatF as final vote was unrecorded, another game

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Laddyboy

ALL VOTES MUST HAVE A NAME ATTACHED!!! I DO NOT CARE WHAT THE VOTE IS FOR!!!

Russn8r

Yep. They don’t like being accountable for betrayals. That’s why they gave Thomas Massie so much crap for demanding a rollcall vote on the 1st big covid bailout that paid everyone more to loaf than to work. Sadly, Trump gave him S about it too, acted like a thug. Even Lindsey Graham said paying more not to work was a terrible idea but she voted for it anyway when Trump told her to shut up and do it.

swmft

I think as a group they are useless, like nra have lost their way,they should be taking point in court against atf not sleeping with the enemy

Arny

C’mon Man we aren’t supposed to notice. LOL

uncle dudley

Refresh my memory, was anyone prosecuted for Fast and Furious?

mgkdrgn

ummmm, nope

swmft

Im sure they have blamed it on trump, or the jan 6 people

CourageousLion

But, but, but that was special.

swmft

you know he is correct average GOVERNMENT people commit felonies every day

CourageousLion

What a crock. “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” ~Ayn Rand “To legally purchase a firearm at retail, a person must be able to pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System background check, or NICS check, and fully comply with all state and local laws.” Let’s get this straight… A well regulated militia being necessary… Read more »

buzzsaw

According to Harvey Silverglate, the average American commits three felonies a day. (If you own guns, you’re probably committing a few more if they looked hard enough.) Since there are about 330,000,000 people here, that is about one billion felonies a day. If his statistics are correct, then there are precious few Americans who aren’t felons. The sky doesn’t seem to be falling due to this rampant lawlessness, so I don’t see at this point how a few hundred million more felonies a day due to new gun control, for instance, will matter in the great scheme of things. Maybe… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by buzzsaw
JPM

The NSSF, butt-boy to the BATFE and FUDD advocate exclusively.

Russn8r

We’re pleased to work with our partners at DOJ and ATF to launch this Don’t Lie campaign in Phoenix” -NSSF QUISLING Joe Bartozzi

Sure Joe! Only NSSF’s ATF, DOJ, FBI & “Law Enforcement” PARTNERS should be able to lie and piss on laws with impunity!

Last edited 2 months ago by Russn8r
musicman44mag

All I can think of while reading this article is Hunter Obiden. We have video evidence that he should be in jail and they will not do anything about it.
I am not condoning straw purchases but if you can have the presidents son breaking the law on camera and nothing is done, what incentive are you giving to others to not break the law. Laws for thee not for me is all the people see.

OrGONE

swmft

makes you wonder if obummer signed a sealed pardon for hunter and that is what they were looking for in the raid at maralargo, that they took boxes of golf balls says they are looking for one damming document

musicman44mag

I want to see the footage. I know Melania is missing underwear.

Golf balls?

swmft

they took a box with his golf balls and tees , special make me look good presidential balls

CourageousLion

I think this says it all.

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musicman44mag

He got that right.

Laddyboy

That movie needs to be shown again. I forgot the title.

Russn8r

Billy Jack

PMinFl

Sounds like “just say no”.

Stag

The NSSF pushing gun control yet again.