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Court to hear appeal over gun buying conviction
Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:00am EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will decide whether a Virginia man should have been convicted of being a "straw purchaser" after buying a gun in-state and selling it to his uncle in Pennsylvania.
The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from Bruce James Abramski, Jr., a former police officer. Abramski bought a Glock 19 handgun in Collinsville, Va., in 2009 and transferred it to his uncle in Easton, Pa.
Federal official say Abramski had assured the Virginia dealer he was the "actual buyer" of the weapon when he already had discussed with his uncle how he would buy the Pennsylvania man a weapon with his police discount.
Abramski says since both he and his uncle were legally allowed to own guns, the law shouldn't have applied to him.
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