U.S. judge backs ATF multiple rifle sales reporting in Southwest border states.

Image: http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/ A U.S. judge on Friday, in a victory…

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A U.S. judge on Friday, in a victory for the Obama administration, upheld new federal rules requiring gun dealers in four states bordering Mexico to report the sales of multiple semi-automatic rifles, despite a challenge by the gun industry.

The administration issued the reporting requirements last year despite opposition from the gun industry as part of a stepped-up effort to clamp down on the weapons flowing across the border to violent drug cartels in Mexico.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ordered more than 8,000 gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to report the sale within five business days of two or more semiautomatic rifles to the same person.

Source: Jeremy Pelofsky for Reuters.

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  • It’s time to start a new campaign: “Buy for the other guy”. Here is how it will work in my home state of Arizona. Here in Arizona private sales do not require any paperwork. Buy a gun or rifle for someone you know and trust. Make sure they have a valid Arizona Driver’s license and CCW permit. Let the BATFE try and track down where all those guns go. Of course don’t do this for a stranger. Just those you know, trust and have a valid Arizona Driver’s license and CCW permit. The more paper work we can create for the BATFE the harder it will be for them to track anything down.