How in the world could such an initiative be considered a threat to the 2nd Amendment? How it could be useful for law enforcement is obvious.Last week, the House of Representatives voted 277 to 149 to block the Obama administration from implementing a proposed rule intended to help the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) stem the flow of weapons to Mexican cartels. The proposed rule would require gun shops near the Mexican border to report multiple sales of assault-weapons, such as AR-15s and AK-47s, to the ATF. The reporting rule has repeatedly been delayed, despite calls by U.S. law enforcement and the Mexican government to address the southbound flow of weapons.
By siding with gun lobbyists over law enforcement officials, 236 Republicans and 41 Democrats demonstrated that, in the halls of Congress, NRA priorities trump law enforcement needs.
Ayes Noes NV
Republican 236 2 2
Democratic 41 147 5
TOTALS 277 149 7
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