Judge dismisses suit that opposed reporting multiple-rifle purchases
12 comments Jan. 13, 2012 10:17 PM
A federal judge has dismissed a firearms-industry association's
lawsuit seeking to block the Obama administration from requiring gun-
store owners in Southwestern border states to report when customers
buy multiple high-powered rifles.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer said the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives limited its requirement to
purchasers of two or more semi-automatic rifles greater than .22
caliber within five days in the states of California, Arizona, New
Mexico and Texas.
The requirement was imposed after the ATF acknowledged during
congressional hearings that it made mistakes in Operation Fast and
Furious, a Phoenix-area investigation designed to catch weapons-
Agents lost track of many weapons they were trying to track to
smuggling ringleaders, and some guns ended up at crime scenes in
Mexico and the U.S. Two of those guns were found at the murder scene
of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed 13 months ago during
a shootout near Nogales.
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