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Semi-Automatic Rifles Reporting Mandated in Border States

Written by Gary North on June 4, 2013

“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.

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9 thoughts on “Semi-Automatic Rifles Reporting Mandated in Border States

  1. This is but more evidence that the Second Amendment cannot protect us from government intrusion and probably future confiscation. Think about it: The amendment with the language "shall not be infringed" is the most infringed, licensed, and limited amendment of the entire twenty seven.

    So, what's the answer? Listen to "The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight" at bibleversusconstitution.com/#FeaturedMessages. At the same location, you'll find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of American) conducted with me on the same subject. I think you'll find Mr. Pratt's remarks especially interesting.

    If you prefer to read, see my blog article "You Can't Win Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight."

  2. ncbill12 says:

    buy privately, e.g. armslist.com

  3. Bob Marshall says:

    President Obama doesn't want any potential future Democratic voters shot or injured.

  4. Sure you can win in a gun fight with a knife. You use different tactics is all.

    Seems to me that "firearm" was sell defined in the GCA of 1968 and did not cover rifles…

    The term "rifle" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of an explosive to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.

    Unless the Court relied upon Case Law this is another "Policy decision" made by some Activists disguised as Judges.

  5. Change your name and use phony ID more often.

  6. CrustyOldGeezer says:

    Are the fbi and batf required to report the guns they escort across the border to this judge?

    Seem only fair that our employees should also report anything that stinks like a criminal act.

  7. No thanks… we'll follow State laws.
    Aren't you bunch of liars supposted to enforce the law and secure our borders? Good place to start.

  8. Is Eric Holder going to report all the Meixcan drug dealers that he sold automatic weapons to?

  9. Then I say to them keep the HE double L away from me! Thanks Obama for making this a third world country!