Monday, August 15, 2011

Has the NRA finally gone too far?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Has the NRA finally gone too far? To the amazement of many in border enforcement and, in general, to those living in the real world, the NRA is publicly opposing a measure designed to stem the flood of assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels. This doesn’t come as a surprise to those who’ve followed the NRA under the leadership of Wayne LaPierre, but it’s nonetheless stunning. The NRA is suing the federal government to block an executive rule requiring gun stores along the border with Mexico to report to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) when someone buys multiple “long guns,” such as AK-47s, which are the favorite weapon of Mexican drug cartels. I’m sorry, but if you can seriously oppose something as simple as letting the ATF know when someone buys a boatload of AK-47s within a few miles of the Mexican border, you’re either sociopathic or dumber than a box of bullets. Or maybe simply so far up the armaments industry's butt, you can't see straight.

Peter Forcelli, the ATF agent who blew the whistle on the idiotic Fast and Furious program — and whom the NRA has often cited as an expert — says the NRA is seriously off the mark with their lawsuit. Forcelli told the Political Correction blog, "the vast majority of ATF agents support the reporting requirement, because they know how it works." Read the whole story here.

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