DOJ to prioritize prosecutions for those who lie on gun background checks report
The Justice Department will request that U.S. attorneys prioritize prosecuting potential gun buyers who have lied on federal background check forms, The New York Times reports.
The request is reportedly part of forthcoming recommendations from the department and would in effect enforce existing laws governing gun sales.
Lying on a background check form is a felony, though it has rarely been prosecuted, the Times noted.
The Hill has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.