Saturday, May 28, 2011

Back Again: BATF's Illegal Records Request

BATF, its legal authority be damned, has decided to try again!

From the NRA:

As we previously reported, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently republished its proposal to require firearm dealers to report multiple sales of various rifles. Compared to its initial request in December, which was rejected as an "emergency" request, the new notice clarifies that the proposed requirement would apply only to dealers in four southwestern states, and would apply only to semi-automatic rifles of a caliber greater than .22 (including .223) and that can use detachable magazines. The notice fails to address the NRA's comments, which pointed out that the agency has no legal authority to demand this information...

BATF's pretext is "drug gangs."

Which would be OK, perhaps, if BATF itself weren't running weapons across the border.

BATF needs to be spanked and put in a corner for several months, not given an extra-legal amount of leash.

1 comment:

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

"Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms" should be a convenience store, not a government agency.