Judge To Border State Gun Dealers: Report Buyers To ATF

It was in 2011 that the Obama administration issued a regulation that required gun dealers in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas to notify the ATF of anyone who purchased at least 2 semi-automatic weapons in a 5-day period. A gun trade group as well as 2 gun dealers in those states sued the administration over this regulation, saying that they overstepped their legal authority.

The 3-judge panel ruled unanimously yesterday in favor of the ATF requirement, stating that the Gun Control Act of 1968 "unambiguously authorizes the [ATF’s] demand letter." And to concerns by the challengers that the requirement is creating a national gun registry, the judges said that since only 7% of gun dealers are being told to report a relatively small number of people to the feds, it can hardly be considered a “national registry.”

So, gun dealers in those states are supposed to be OK with this, because it applies to only a small percentage of buyers. For now. Maybe next they’ll expand the requirement to states bordering the border states.

Of course, the real irony in all this is the supposed reason the ATF has this requirement. They say they have to have it in order “to stop the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels.” I laughed out loud when I read that.

Do they really want to stop the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels? Maybe they should stop running guns to them. Maybe Holder should be held accountable. And no, he shouldn’t be told to investigate himself to find out if he did anything that he deems “illegal.” He’d probably plead the 5th anyway.

He was just trying to find out where all these “illegal” guns were going. And so a few hundred people were killed in the process, including one of our own agents. But you’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet, right?

And since we’ve really got to brainwash people about how evil guns are, what better way to do that than to use the Department of Justice-orchestrated gun-running operation to demonize guns themselves and gun-owners?

So that’s the kind of government we have. And they want to act like they’re also trying to “crack down” on gun-trafficking to Mexico? They’re the ones that facilitated it.

And just because gun dealers happen to be in a border state doesn’t mean that their clientele should all be listed as potential criminals. The gun trade group National Shooting Sports Foundation wrote the following in their appeal brief:

 “There is no rational law enforcement connection between the problem ATF sought to address — illegal firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico — and merely conducting a lawful retail firearms business from premises located in one of the border states."

 But the judges would hear none of it. They’re less interested in protecting the 2nd Amendment and 4th Amendment rights of Americans and more interested in protecting the reputation of the current, scandalous administration.


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  • Byron Johnston

    It should be obvious that we are involved in an epic struggle to break free of those who use their control of money to control our leaders and governments and then use them against us and other nations. Truth and wisdom are the only sure guarantors of freedom and justice. On the other hand, ignorance is the surest path to enslavement. Since humanity is enslaved to those with the most money, the only sure path to freedom is that which leads away from ignorance about money and those who secretly control it from the shadows.

    All of this noise about gun control is just a prelude to disarming us. It will be so much easier to intern the non-sheeple if they are unarmed. It doesn’t matter about the rest of the dumbed down Americans. They are so used to accepting the divide and conquer, ‘us vs. them’ rhetoric that the Rothschild/corporate controlled media spews forth that they will just follow along as usual. As long as people get caught-up in the divide and conquer tactics… [Divide and conquer is a tactic that has been used successfully by this power elite of the world for centuries.]… As long as the people focus on blaming and attacking "the enemy," i.e. the liberals or the conservatives ... the Muslims or the Jews ... the Protestants or the Catholics ... the Republicans or the Democrats … the Gays or the Straights, they will never look to the real culprits. The power elite work to keep public and media attention focused on issues which divide us into two polarized camps, so the real problems, that which should be the people’s greatest concerns, ‘power and control’ go unnoticed. The power brokers then control both sides of the divided public by assuring that corporate ownership of the media and key candidates.

    David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991 said: “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
    The intellectual elite and world bankers are the ones pushing to disarm America.
    Germany established gun control in 1938. From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and other minorities who were unable to defend themselves were exterminated by their government. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated by their government, the people sworn to protect them. Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century with “gun control:” exceeding 56 million were exterminated by their own governments; people sworn
    to protect them. You won’t see this on major media or hear it from politicians in Congress, on
    television or in any media.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property by keeping the elected ruling class honest and, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens as documented in the book, “More Guns Less Crime.” The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him or her of this history. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without guns, we are ‘subjects’.
    During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade the American mainland because most Americans were armed! Every Swiss male between the ages 20 and 55 is required to keep a full-automatic, assault rifle, machine gun in his home with a an ample stock of ammunition. Switzerland will never be invaded. Europe knows. All citizens should know a little gun control history.

  • cbond01

    Americans need to STOP falling for the line from the Republican Party saying that if you do not vote for their man, then your vote is wasted and the other party wins because you made it happen. Ron Paul would have RESTORED AMERICA to it's greatness where Americans would be respected once again instead of bowing down to the rest of the world.