“North of the border, down Mexico way.” The Obama Administration now requires gun dealers in states bordering on Mexico to report anyone who buys two semi-automatic rifles in a week’s time. A panel of three federal judges has upheld this.
Gun dealers in these states are affected: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California.
The official explanation? It’s to keep guns from flowing into Mexico. Why? Because drug dealers might buy them. Or maybe private citizens who are afraid of drug dealers. It’s hard to say. Anyway, Mexicans might buy them.
This sounds like racial profiling to me. They government has no similar plan for gun dealers in states on the Canadian border. Where is the ACLU on this one? Missing in action.
Back when the Department of Justice ran its “sell guns to drug lords” operation, called “Fast and Furious,” there was no reporting required.
If you live in a border state, and you plan to buy a semi-automatic weapons every week, buy from different stores. But you probably aren’t planning to do this.