"The article points out that part of the problem is that “straw purchase” is not illegal in Texas, and a gun owner may sell the gun to a private party without verifying the buyer’s identity, much less the background check a dealer would run. This is not true elsewhere in the U.S. In my state, Pennsylvania, straw purchases for a prohibited person (such as a felon) are a crime and no one may sell a handgun without doing it through a dealer, who will run a background check on the buyer. "
I was under the impression it was just as illegal under federal law for a resident to sell a pistol to a felon in Texas as it is for a resident to do the same inside Pennsylvania (1968 GCA). Am I wrong, somehow? Gun laws are confusing, but I didn't think I was that confused.