Skip to comments.Border-State Gun Dealers Must Report Sales, Court Rules
Posted on 06/04/2013 9:59:47 PM PDT by neverdem
The U.S. government can require gun dealers in border states to disclose records of certain firearm sales, a federal appeals court has ruled, upholding a key component of the governments recent crackdown on illegal gun trafficking.
The ruling on Friday, by a unanimous three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington, comes over strenuous objection by the firearms industry. And it could renew calls among gun-rights supporters that the governments program trammels rights of gun sellers and owners.
In 2011, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives began issuing so-called demand letters to a number of gun dealers in four southwest border states: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
Such letters required any dealer who made numerous sales of semi-automatic weapons to the same buyer within 5 days to file a report with the ATF detailing the transactions. The move was part of a renewed effort to reduce gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico. The ATF is part of the Justice Department.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industrys trade association, sued the agency in Washington, D.C. federal court. The foundation argued that the ATF lacked the legal authority to make such demands.
The lower court disagreed, and the D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld that ruling...
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This BS needs to go to SCOTUS. It's based on a complete fraud. Hat tip El Gato! We're still waiting for justice in the Fast and Furious travesty.
Bump and Dittos
Just fill out the form and send it in saying you sold 500 AR’s to Eric Holder.
What goes on in Arizona is none of the business of three black robed morons in Washington D.C. This is BS.
Dear Zero and Holder from AZ. F ... You ... come and get em
Are they trying to track Eric Holder’s straw man purchases for the drug cartels?
Why This Scandal Is Different We're all sinners in this life. The IRS must be abolished.
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The DC circuit gets a lot of critical cases and Obama’s been working to pack that court. It’s a lynchpin court.
Thanks for the post/ping. Thread BUMP! The goose-step toward totalitarianism continues.
“Sometimes the law defends plunder [totalitarianism] and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers [totalitarians], and treats the victim when he defends himself as a criminal.” - The Law; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
And yet,as everyone else here agrees, any true documentation from the DoJ’s Fast And Furious operation is still held back...
But in the end, the border states’ dealers will comply without a fight...
This will all go away, and the new norm will make this a moot story for the rest of our lives...
They don’t worry too much about drugs and humans flowing from Mexico to the U.S. but worry about guns going to Mexico. This is BS. This is about gun control pure and simple. 4 states will become 8 states until all 50 have the same rules.
Thanks for the ping!
This is 100% about incrementalism.
I wonder if anyone at the WSJ has ever READ THE CONSTITUTION?? And if so maybe they could explain how an “Inferior Court” to the United States Supreme Court has ANY jurisdiction at all when “A State” is a party to the action?? My copy of the US Constitution says otherwise.
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