Friday, January 13, 2012

More erosion of your Rights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday, in a victory for the Obama administration, upheld new federal rules requiring gun dealers in four states bordering Mexico to report the sales of multiple semi-automatic rifles, despite a challenge by the gun industry.
The administration issued the reporting requirements last year despite opposition from the gun industry as part of a stepped-up effort to clamp down on the weapons flowing across the border to violent drug cartels in Mexico.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ordered more than 8,000 gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to report the sale within five business days of two or more semiautomatic rifles to the same person.
That includes rifles with a caliber greater than .22 and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine.
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Fuckers. Actually it's a moot argument here in Kalifornia where you can't legally buy more than one gun a month, no matter what kind of action it has, long gun or handgun.

8 comments:

drjim said...

I thought we could still buy more than one long gun a month??
I'll have to ask the guys at the range when I go pick up my Marlin 60 on Sunday.

wirecutter said...

I thought it's been that way for a year or so now. Not that I could afford to buy a gun a month anyhow.....

rpm2day said...

Baby steps...check out what Canada is doing to long gun owners.
Sorry no linky, easy to find though.

da_truth36 said...

"As California goes, so goes the nation."

As far as I know you can buy as many guns as you can afford a month here, but if there's a limit there it will be upon the rest of us soon.

PMain said...

Actually you can buy as many long guns as you want until the long gun registration law goes into affect, Jan 2014. I've purchased a shotgun, gone through DROS & added another one the same day that DROS cleared on the 1st.

drjim said...

Yeah, the guys at the range are urging me to get a MBR before all that stuff gets "registered" when the new laws take effect.
But geez.....the one that I'd *like* to buy is 3000 freaking bucks!
Probably get a Savage bolt gun in 308, or an M1 Garand from the CMP after I do the Appleseed shoot.

Cheesy said...

I actually HAD all the guns I needed, except for a Barrett .50
Unfortunately all were lost in a canoe accident on the Swanee river.
Yeah, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Anonymous said...

I picked up an AR today that I bought 10 days ago and tomorrow I pick up an XD I bought 9 days ago. The 30 day rule only applies to handguns.