Sessions pushes prosecutions for those who lie on gun background checks Sessions = Jeff Sessions US Attorney General Lie on the 4473, he wants you prosecuted. It is a felony to lie. Regardless of the outcome of the background check. I can't say I disagree with this approach. How will they handle those who didn't know they were lying? I didn't see it in the article, but fail the background check and then what ... further investigation? And we know the whole of the process is not very good today.