The new regulation imposed by the ATF would require gun stores in Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles in an effort to halt to flow of firearms into Mexico. The regulation was a direct outcome of the agency's failed "Operation Fast and Furious" and would go into effect on August 14.
All the whining and whinging about this requirement provides us with one of the best glimpses into the warped minds of gun-rights folks. Yes, indeed, it will cost the gun shops money because starting in ten days, gun smugglers and straw pruchasers are going to have to limit the number of guns they buy. So the monetary loss will be the dirty money the FFL guy would have made from criminals.
And all the while they keep telling us how respectable and responsible they are. The fact is, many of the gun dealers along the border have been making a killing on the booming illegal business there, simply because they've been able to get away with it. Of course they're going to squawk, mercenary dealers in death that they are.
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