Educating the public on straw purchasing and consequences

Educating the public on straw purchasing and consequences

September 24, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


AT 6:00. SARAH: STRAW PURCHASING HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE INVOLVED WITH GETTING THE GUN CAN’T PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THEIR OWN. THE OMAHA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS OFTEN THE GUNS ARE USED IN CRIMES. NOW THERE’S A PUSH AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL TO TRACK DOWN THE PURCHASER. IT’S SOMETHING THAT HITS HOME FOR KECHELLE ROBY, SHE WAS INSIDE THE APARTMENT WHERE DESTACIA STRAUGHN AND HER TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WERE SHOT AND KILLED WITH A STRAW PURCHASE GUN. SHE WAS ALSO SHOT IN THE ATTACK, ONE BULLET STILL IN HER BACK. THE SAME GOES FOR THE WEAPON THAT KILLED OMAHA OFFICER KERRIE OROZCO.>>HER MURDER WAS DUE TO A STRAW PURCHASE GUN, THE PERSON WHO HAD THE GUN, A FEMALE FRIEND OF HIS HAD BOUGHT THE GUN FOR HIM. SARAH: NORTHEAST PRECINCT CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST THELOA COOPER SAYS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF RECORD KEEPING FOR THE STRA PURCHASES IN 2013, — 2015, 30% OF PROSECUTIONS HAVE BEEN WOMEN. BUYING THEM FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS — >>BUYING THEM FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS WHO ARE FELONS, FOR THEIR BOYFRIENDS WHO MAY BE INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. SARAH: THE CONSEQUENCES, UP TO 10 YEARS IN A FEDERAL PRISON A A $250,000 FINE. NOW COOPER IS HOPING TALKS LIKE THIS AT THE LEARNING COMMUNITY IN OMAHA WILL HELP STOP THOSE MANIPULATIVE RELATIONISHIPS AND CREATE AWARENESS. COOPER HAS STARTED THE CONVERSATION BUT SAYS THERES MORE TO BE DONE. SHE CALLS THE PROBLEM AN ONION SAYING WE NEED TO PEEL BACK THE LAYERS OF CRIME AND GET THE GUNS