Feds expand gun sales reporting requirements in four border states
By: CNN’s Mike Ahlers
Washington (CNN) – The federal government said Monday it is proceeding with a plan to require gun dealers in four southwest border states – California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas – to report the sales of high-power rifles under certain conditions in an effort to stem the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Critics immediately called the move an illegal expansion of gun control laws and an effort to divert attention from the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun controversy. And the National Rifle Administration said it will file suit to stop the move.