NRA Alert and BATFE proposal for "temporary emergency power"


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alan
January 8, 2011, 02:05 PM
Rec'd. the following from the NRA today, part of an email. If this matter has already been discussed here, excuse the repeat.

BATFE Request To Track
Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales Delayed

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As we reported on December 17, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months to require about 8,500 firearm dealers along the border with Mexico "to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines." A Washington Post story reporting on the BATFE proposal described that definition as being applicable to "so-called assault weapons," but it would also apply to many rifles that have never been labeled with that term. The rule change was to have started this week, but has been delayed by the White House.

According to an article on TheUSDaily.com, the White House Office of Management and Budget was expected to approve the rule change on Wednesday, but an official told Reuters that "ATF's information collection request is still under review," and declined further comment until the "deliberative phase is concluded."

It appears that OMB, which has something to say to BATFE about such proposals looks like they could kill the entire matter, is still considering the question, which might translate trying to sense which way the winds blow.

Re this, how many here have taken the small trouble to contact OMB, expressing what one would hope were their objections to this latest BATFE scam? How many here have contacted their elected things, some of whom are newly elected?

The choice is yours, however if this opportunity to object is lost via not being used, and BATFE gets away with this latest power grab, think on this. Where will it stop?

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Sam1911
January 8, 2011, 02:23 PM
Moved to "Activism."

Post what you've written/said/emailed/faxed to whom.

wishin
January 8, 2011, 02:28 PM
Then, ......firearms dealers 200 miles from the border with Mexico to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days one or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines. Then, ....firearms dealers along the border with Canada to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days any semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines. Then, well you know...

mewachee
January 13, 2011, 02:03 AM
Seems more like a border security problem than a 2nd amendment issue. Let's stop any illegal flow across the border, and both sides will be happy, duh.

UnknownSailor
January 17, 2011, 12:42 PM
You mean this (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/101213-gun-dealer-atf-approved-sales-to-mexican-gun-runners) BATF?

Not only no, but hell no.

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