White House OK's Multiple Gun Purchase Tracking to Distract from Fast & Furious
Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- The White House on Monday gave the green light to a controversial new gun rule requiring dealers in Southwestern states to report multiple sales of semiautomatic rifles in a “crackdown on gunrunning to Mexico“.
The rule, which had been opposed by the National Rifle Association and members of Congress, takes effect immediately. It requires dealers to alert authorities when a person buys within five days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines. The new rule will apply to about 8,500 dealers operating in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where drug traffickers are known to acquire most of their new weapons.
The decision comes in the middle of a congressional investigation into a bungled ATF gun-smuggling investigation code-named “Fast and Furious.” Many current and former ATF agents said that if the new reporting rule had been in place, it might have prevented the types of mistakes made by the ATF in that investigation.
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