The Obama administration on Monday granted new powers to federal regulators fighting gun traffickers on the violence-plagued Mexican border.
Issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the new rules require border-state gun dealers to report bulk purchases of assault weapons made by individual buyers over short spans of time — a tool requested in December by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Actually, if they would begin by firing and prosecuting ATF and FBI and DEA and whoever else took part in helping smuggle weapons into Mexico, it'd do more good than this crap.
Added: the NRA is acting:
“They don’t have the statutory authority to do it and we’ll file a lawsuit as soon as the first letters are sent” demanding the sales information from dealers, the NRA’s legislative director Chris Cox told POLITICO Monday afternoon.
As noted, Via Joe, who notes: What isn’t explicitly stated is that the requiring the reporting of gun sales cannot be done by executive order. A change of this type requires legislative action.