New gun-buyer rule approved for Mexican-border states.

he Office of Management and Budget today approved a federal…

he Office of Management and Budget today approved a federal rule that will require gun-dealers along the U.S southwest border to report multiple sales of semi-automatic weapons with detachable magazines.

Under the rule, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will send requests to gun dealers in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico seeking information on gun buyers who purchase two or more weapons a week that are long guns with semi-automatic action, have a caliber greater than .22 and have a detachable magazine.

Department of Justice and ATF officials say the rule is needed to combat the flow of guns going to Mexico and straw purchasers.

“Federal, state and foreign law enforcement agencies have determined that certain types of semi-automatic rifles -? greater than .22 caliber and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine -? are highly sought after by dangerous drug trafficking organizations and frequently recovered at violent crime scenes near the Southwest Border,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole said.

Source: Jason Ryan for ABC News.

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  • General Jim M

    Disband the BATFE and the DEA,put all of their personnel under the BORDER PATROL.The alphabet departments are more the tools of corruption and would be dictators than actual police agencies. If a cop must dressup like a stormtrooper to invade the homes of citizens,he is no longer a cop.The whole militarization of police departments amounts to nothing more than bribing public officials and police chiefs with expensive toys.all they have to do is ride roughshod on the Constitution.No big deal.

  • Gregory

    Oops, typo in the second to last sentence, it should read:
    The above comments are intended to point out what has transpired to date and what will likely transpire if we keep sitting back, sucking down beer, and caring more about football every Sunday instead of the direction our country is headed in.

  • Gregory

    Here we go, create the crisis and then create regulations to solve it. The first and second shots fired over the bow were mostly ignored. First, importation of M1 Garands and M1 carbines were stopped by the State Department. Second, the BATFE is working on banning the importation of tactical shotguns. Now we have this absurdity, the third shot fired over the bow.
    Having dealt with the public for over a decade, I knew the mentality of the younger generation, independents, and liberals. I had absolutely no doubt this President would be elected. Remember, the President and his wife repeatedly stated their exact intent. Hello, was anyone listening? Both said the country as we knew it would be changed. They said we would never be able to go back to the way we were.
    In closing, I see a storm on the horizon as far as second amendment rights are concerned. I see regulations passed by the BATFE that bend and circumvent the Constitution and federal laws. I see executive orders that will use a back door approach to institute gun control. Most of all, I see an unconstitutional UN Small Arms Treaty being ratified and enforced.
    Disclaimer: The above comments are only my personal opinion intended to stimulate one’s thought processes. The above comments are in no way an indication past, present or future threats against any persons or government institutions. The above comments are intended to point out what has transpired to date and what will likely to transpire if we keep sitting back, sucking down beer, and caring more about football every Sunday instead of the direction our country is headed in.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • CK

    What they need to focus on is actually doing their job instead of allowing guns to illegally flow into Mexico to the cartels. If the government actually did their job we wouldn’t have this problem in the first place.

  • AR15GURU

    I read the NRA is already threatening lawsuits…thank god.

  • Obama, Holder et al…BUYING GUNS W STIMULUS DOLLARS AND SELLING THEM TO NARCO TERRORIST IN MEXICO IN ORDER TO MAKE THE LIE….THAT OUR CIVILIAN FIREARMS FUEL THE NARCO STATE FORMERLY KNOWN AS MEXICO….THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM “THEIR CRIMES” THE CRIMES OF HOLDER OBAMA…ET AL. WE WILL NOT LET THIS STAND…