Feds expand gun sales reporting requirements in four border states
July 11th, 2011
08:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Feds expand gun sales reporting requirements in four border states

Washington (CNN) – The federal government said Monday it is proceeding with a plan to require gun dealers in four southwest border states - California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - to report the sales of high-power rifles under certain conditions in an effort to stem the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels.

Critics immediately called the move an illegal expansion of gun control laws and an effort to divert attention from the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun controversy. And the National Rifle Administration said it will file suit to stop the move.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Hammerer

    What good are rules when the government (DOJ) blocks enforcement when it comes to selling guns to the Mexican drug cartels?

    July 11, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  2. terry,va

    This is a diversion from Holder and Obummie's failed border security and gun selling scheme. Sorry fool Holder and Obummie your proposed action is illegal so take that and put it in your pipe and smoke it.

    July 11, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  3. Blue Templar

    Why do they need these reports? THEY'RE the ones getting them smuggled out of the US into cartel hands.

    July 11, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  4. redsled

    liars and fools will both say this is a good idea for it's stated purpose.

    July 11, 2011 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  5. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Well that is one baby step in the right er...ah...left direction. Works for me and my family.

    July 11, 2011 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  6. s kel

    whatttt??? I think this is against my 1st addament right( did i spel that rite, hell i waz home school by my mammy in the trailor park) i own 39 asalt guns and i hate that dark thing in my white house, now the gvt wants to hold my rite to own more guns??? Im pur tea party bless americaof the 1860s. lol people i just wrote in their own stupid hateful ignorant words what a typical tea banger thinks, and would write. God help us from repukes and tea baggers.

    July 11, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  7. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    don't the Feds know by now that Americans need these high powered assault weapons to bring down big prey like moose and elk and bear since the price of food is going thru the roof right now? Some people only seem to think about themselves.

    July 12, 2011 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  8. Ancient Texan

    Though Obama has denied wanting new gun control laws, this is the first step in his attempt to radically rewrite the gun control laws in the U.S. The constitution means nothing to him.

    July 12, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |