Montana’s Congressman Rehberg Takes Aim At New ATF Firearm Sales Reporting Rules

Montana’s Congressman Rehberg Takes Aim At New ATF Firearm Sales Reporting Rules

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –-( Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today released the following statement critical of a proposed “emergency rule” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to require federally licensed firearms retailers to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.

The proposed rule was included in a recent Federal Register and specifically calls for firearm retailers to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days.

Congressman, Denny Rehberg
Congressman, Denny Rehberg

“While we’ve managed to stop gun control efforts in Congress, the Obama Administration wants to circumvent the legislative process altogether in order to force its anti-gun policies on the American people.

Beyond the economic burden of more paperwork for gun dealers, this rule is predicated on the incorrect assumption that buying multiple guns is a questionable activity that warrants a red flag for government attention.

This is the exact mindset that proponents of the Second Amendment feared when an anti-gun Chicago politician moved into the White House. I’ll keep fighting to make sure the federal government respects all of our Constitutional rights.” Says Congressman, Denny Rehberg.

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Ignore the ATF, take our rights back


And it exempts entirely the new 17 caliber assault weapons favored by the Mexican Drug Cartels, but will require registration of kiddies brand new 22 rifles? Stopping guns to Mexico? Kinda like Hillary banning the reimportation of those horrible assualt weapons the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine from Korea. Just one more step to remove gun ownership in the US

Larry Johnson

The press report I read about this stated the rule was requested because 10s of thousands of assault rifles (AR,SK&AK) were recovered in Mexico and traced to purchases in US.

Typical numbers from Obama-land. With a 10% recovery rate, 100's of thousands of US sold AKs are in Mexico. If 10% of AK sold in the US go to Mexico, then millions of AKs are sold in the states. I don't think the US military has that many.

See how stupid this is?

Wendy Weinbaum

As a Jewess in the US, I can only say that criminals are stopped by FIREARMS, not by cheap talk. That is why all REAL Americans put our 2nd Amendment FIRST!! America wasn't won with a registered gun!

Chris Miles

The worst type of CANCER in the United States is the Federal government. It is a sickening desease. That is killing the American people and our freedom.

Soon, you will be required to ask some parisite beaurocrat if you can go to the bathroom, and another one if you plan on flushing your toilet.


I’m glade the congressman wants to stop the latest effort by the atf, but the real question is will other members of congress step up to the plate and stop the aft. Sunday night the US senate passed S510 a bill that requires ALL people producing food to meet new federal requirements that include licensing, inspections and permits. Sound reasonable? This NEW regulation also applies to home gardens. Does it seem reasonable NOW! Back in 1968 it seemed reasonable when they passed the 1968 GCA but today the law has been expanded to the point that veterans and others are… Read more »


Disband the ATF, move the useful parts such as labs to the FBI or other agencies.


thank you Congressman, Denny Rehberg !i just wrote the atfe to demand an answer for their actions!