We sure saw this one coming didn’t we? Why just a couple of border States? Yes, indeed, after we send over thousands of guns to Mexico via Fast and Furious, we now need to crack down on dealers. Just another chip in the attempt to control sales of guns.
Dealers must report within five business days a sale of two or more semiautomatic rifles to the same person. That includes rifles with a caliber greater than .22 and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine.
The ATF issued the reporting requirements as part of a stepped-up effort to clamp down on the weapons flowing across the border to drug cartels in Mexico. The rules affect more than 8,000 gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California.
The gun industry on Monday appealed a U.S. judge’s decision to uphold new Obama administration regulations requiring gun dealers in four states bordering Mexico to report the sales of multiple semi-automatic rifles.
Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday the reporting requirements ordered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) last year were sufficiently narrowly tailored.
Because the reporting demand “was limited to only certain sales of certain guns in certain states, ATF did not exceed its authority,” she wrote in a 21-page ruling. Now that seems logical and Costitutional doesn’t it??
Gun dealers backed by the National Rifle Association, a powerful lobbying group, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, challenged the requirements, arguing they would effectively require national registration of firearms sales, which they said the ATF was not authorized to do. Full story at Yahoo News