Sessions Calls On U.S Attorneys To Aggressively Prosecute Gun Buyers Who Lie On Background Checks

Attorney general Jeff Sessions, shown in a February meeting in Washington. On Wednesday, he criticized California's stand on sanctuary cities. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Joshua Roberts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that U.S. attorneys will more aggressively enforce the law that makes it a crime for gun buyers to lie on their federal background checks, one of several steps Justice Department officials outlined as part of the Trump administration’s response to last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The Justice Department also will increase the presence of law enforcement officers at schools and continue to review the way law enforcement agencies respond to tips from the public, Sessions said.

“No child should have to fear going to school or walking the streets of their neighborhood,” Sessions said in a statement.

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  1. Ban gun sales to Democrats and Democrat-sympathizers and the FBI. They seem to be responsible for most of the mass killings, not law-abiding, American citizen NRA members.


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