A couple of months ago, 36-year-old Larry J. Murphy Jr. attempted to purchase a 12-gauge shotgun from his local Wal-Mart. On the required Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives form he indicated that he had never been convicted of any criminal charges. However, after running a background check it became apparent that in 1998, Murphy plead guilty to receiving stolen property, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm. Likewise, when 49-year-old Donald L. Ruckle Jr.49 attempted to buy a .22 caliber rifle, a background check revealed that he had been involuntarily checked into a mental health facility and convicted of stalking charges in 1995. These convictions also prohibit Ruckle from possessing a gun. Luckily, the background check system caught these two men and both have been charged with state criminal charges of lying to authorities.