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Montana Senators Fight Rogue BATFE Rifle Reporting Requirement

Thursday, December 23, 2010

As we reported on December 17, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months, beginning January 5, to require about 8,500 firearms dealers along the border with Mexico “to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines.”

Today, Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester sent a letter to Acting Director Ken Melson opposing the requirement. Click here to read the letter.


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