"A felony to attempt to purchase." Oh, that ain't important. Just one of the little unforeseen problems with the law already on the books. An unintended consequence they say.
Felony for "attempting" to buy a gun is a bit harsh we feel. Besides, gun stores are not empowered to arrest and hold felons when they show up and want to purchase a weapon.
We're just happy these felons don't already have a gun and are using it to hold up the gun stores.