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Citing the need to curb border violence, under the pilot program that could start as soon as next month, dealers in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico would have to inform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of any sales of two or more rifles, including assault weapons.
The Feds say this will allow them to track any weapon that may be falling into the wrong hands, but dealers, like Jim Pruett of Jim Pruett’s Guns and Ammo, call the proposal a back door effort to
Most people I know have moved to local forums or gun specific forums to buy and sell weapons.
Meet up with local people, pay cash, and no one's the wiser.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Hmm, this one I again will leave up to the reader to draw their own conclusions on.
Is this a necessity, or a good measure, to counter supposed sales of weapons to mexican drug cartels?
Or is this a clever way of limiting or perhaps in an indirect way intimidating folks from buying more than one gun, due to knowing they are being tracked by big brother? A 'back door' for the gov to begin gun sale control?
Let's get your take on this ATSers, pro or con. What's this all about?
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 28-12-2010 by DimensionalDetective because: (no reason given)
According to a U.S. law enforcement officer familiar with internal U.S. reporting on the raid, the items recovered by the Mexican military at the camp included 32 rifle grenades, four grenade launchers, 80 AR-15 assault rifles, 60 AK-47 assault rifles, one anti-tank launcher, 10,000 rounds of ammunition, 13,000 cartridge magazines, as well as body armor and two way radios. Although the rifle grenades and grenade launchers likely came from old military stocks in Guatemala or elsewhere in Central America, the official says, an initial inspection of the assault rifles’ markings suggests they all were purchased in the United States.