[WaPo] is reporting that the BATFE is requesting an "emergency regulation" that would require Federal Firearms Licensees along the Mexican border to report any sale of two or more semi-automatic .22 caliber rifles that may accept a detachable magazine within any five consecutive day period. The actual language from the Federal Register reads:
The purpose of the information is to require Federal Firearms Licensees to report multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of two or more rifles within any five consecutive business days with the following characteristics: (a) Semi automatic; (b) a caliber greater than .22; and (c) the ability to accept a detachable magazine.It IS possible that "greater than .22" excludes .22, but this is the Gummint, so NSSF thinks that it DOES include .22 rifles--such as a Ruger 10/22.
And the geography mentioned by the WaPo does NOT appear in the Register notice.
Actually, this is not an "emergency" plan; it was pushed 18 months ago by Bloomberg & Barrett's "Mayors against illegal guns" bunch.
Camel. Nose. Tent. But if you call it an 'emergency' and use 'drug-runners' in the title, well!!!
HT: No Lawyers