Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Who needs a Legislative Branch, anyway?

The BATFE announced a plan to cut down on gun smuggling to Mexico. (Personally, I wish they'd stop gun smuggling to Mexico, but I understand that going cold turkey is tough, so maybe they can cut back as a first step.)

Under the proposed regulation, FFLs in border states will need to fill out multiple disposition forms for semiautomatic long guns, akin to the asinine Form 3310 for handguns, notifying the BATFEIEIO that someone has purchased a bunch of guns.

Because notifying the feds that somebody's buying a bunch of guns has worked so well thus far...

7 comments:

theirritablearchitect said...

The lies that are being perpetuated in this whole debacle have become somewhat hilarious.

To quote from an email from the Big Gunnuts Umbrella Organization;

"...Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in the DOJ statement that this new reporting measure (the aforementioned multiple rifle sale reporting - Ed.) “will improve the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to detect and disrupt the illegal weapons trafficking networks responsible for diverting firearms from lawful commerce to criminals and criminal organizations.”

This will all work, of course, because they're doing it again, only harder, this time.

Desertrat said...

Hey, BATFE is aware that it's physically impossible to buy guns in Oklahoma and then drive to the Mexican border. I-35 stops at the Red River. Similarly, I-25 ends at Trinidad, Colorado.

And the drug-smuggling guys can't afford to go beyond the border states. After all, they're only smuggling in order to get a few dollars so they can live a better life.

Aaron said...

This administration's technique in all cases when caught out is to double down.

Odysseus said...

So what's to stop Jose Strawbuyer from going to every gun-shop in the city to buy one rifle once a week? I could actually see this hindering investigation since if it doesn't trip the new database it must not be a problem.

How about a new program to actually pay attention when a FFL says something is funny?

Tam said...

Oh, Odysseus! You and your silly sense-making!

John A said...

Um, did I not read that more than half the "GunWalker" straw purchases were NOT done in border areas?

mariner said...

Don't be fooled. The proposed reg is only to make sure the transactions ATF intend are actually taking place.