ATF’s “Emergency” Long Gun Registry Back in Play

“A federal judge has dismissed a firearms-industry association’s lawsuit [NSSF] seeking to block the Obama administration from requiring gun-store owners in Southwestern border states to report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles,” reports. “U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer [above] 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.” So that’s OK then? Lest we forget, the ATF’s illegal long gun registry was an emergency then temporary then provisional (automatically-renewed) regulation designed to stem the “iron river” of guns flowing from U.S. gun stores to Mexican drug cartels. A trade that the ATF actively encouraged in Operation Fast and Furious. Go figure.