"NRA has always maintained that Mayor Bloomberg overstepped his boundaries and possibly broke the law in conducting these sting operations, and we expressed our concerns to ATF immediately. NRA is grateful that ATF has reviewed the matter and concluded that no further action is warranted against these firearms retailers.
The NRA hopes that Mayor Bloomberg heeds the ATF's stern warning that he and his administration could face potential legal liabilities if they continue their disregard of current federal law and the safety of ATF and other law enforcement officers.
If Mayor Bloomberg was serious about reducing crime, he would focus on prosecutions for violent criminals in his city, instead of resorting to media stunts and press conferences."
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.