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Defense bar urges caution after justices’ ‘straw buyer’ ruling (access required)

WASHINGTON — This week’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court holding that a man who bought a firearm on behalf of another qualified buyer violated a federal law barring “straw purchases” of guns may be limited to its facts. But the decision in Abramski v. U.S., No. 12-1493, is still spurring lawyers to advise their gun-purchasing ...