brief - Randy Bayas Printz v. United States (1997) 5-4...

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Randy Bayas Printz v. United States (1997) 5 - 4 Background: Gun control act of 1968 which prohibits firearms dealers from transferring handguns to various persons such as minors, convicted felons, fugitives, drug users, mentally ill persons, illegal aliens, and persons found to have engaged in domestic violence. In 1993 Congress amended the Gun Control Act by enacting the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which calls for a national instant background check system and immediately puts in place certain interim provisions until that system becomes operative. The interim provisions call upon firearms dealers to gather identifying information from the purchaser, and give it to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the area. This CLEO has 5 days to decide if the purchaser is eligible to possess the handgun. Question: “Whether certain interim provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act commending state and local law enforcement officers to conduct background checks on prospective handgun purchasers and to perform certain
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