Republican Lawmakers Want to Defund Program Requiring Rifle Reporting in Border States
The combustable combination of politics and guns continues in the election year.
The Republicans screamed about a failed ATF program — Fast and Furious — that let guns into Mexico.
Now, the House Republicans, who claim President Obama is anti-gun, is trying to cut off funding for a program that requires firearms dealers in border states to report multiple sales of certain rifles that could end up in the hands of the Mexican cartels, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The paper reports that Obama has vowed to veto the House’s plan, which is contained in a larger $51 billion spending package.
“The Obama administration fundamentally dislikes guns, and more importantly it distrusts gun owners,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., author of the de-funding provision, according to the paper. “They also know that a frontal assault on the Second Amendment would be political suicide, so instead they’ve sought to undermine gun rights more subtly.”
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Posted: 5/9/12 at 10:50 AM under News Story.
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