Rep. Trey Gowdy On Felon Straw Purchasers

FoxNews reported today that at least two of the indicted straw purchasers in Operation Fast and Furious were not only straw purchasers but convicted felons. When the FBI conducted the NICS check, they should have been flagged immediately as prohibited purchasers and the sale denied.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) represents the Spartanburg area of the Upstate of South Carolina. Prior to entering Congress, Gowdy was the local solicitor or district attorney for Spartanburg County. He has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and has experience in prosecuting violations of Federal firearms law. He says “you cannot sanction illegal activity to further an ill-fated, ill-founded, ill-conceived investigation.”


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