AG Sessions Orders Crackdown on Background Check Frauds

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday ordered federal prosecutors to “swiftly and aggressively” enforce laws against people who lie to thwart background checks, one of several initiatives Justice Department officials announced as part of its plan to improve school safety following a mass shooting at a Florida high school one month ago where a gunman killed 17.

“No child should have to fear going to school or walking the streets of their neighborhood,” Sessions said in a statement.

“We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving background checks, and more aggressively prosecuting those who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and reviewing and enhancing the way …

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