US orders dealers to report multiple rifle sales

By REUTERS
July 12, 2011 01:09

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Monday ordered gun dealers in US states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of some semi-automatic rifles, escalating a fight with the powerful gun lobby, which vowed a legal challenge.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) sought the requirements in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California in a bid to try to curb gun trafficking into Mexico, where drug cartels have waged wars to protect their business.

Dealers will be required to report sales of two or more rifles to the same person at one time or during any five business days for semi-automatic weapons greater than .22 caliber and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine.

Such weapons "are highly sought after by dangerous drug trafficking organizations and frequently recovered at violent crime scenes near the Southwest Border," US Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in a statement.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 20, 2018
Russia ready to discuss new Putin-Trump meeting in White House

By REUTERS