Thursday, August 4, 2011

News of the Day

NRA to sue over gun sales rule

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging a new federal regulation requiring gun merchants along the border with Mexico to report bulk sales of certain semiautomatic rifles, contending that the Obama administration exceeded its powers by imposing the rule last month without Congressional permission.

Read About It: The New York Times

Guns groups to sue over new Obama regulations, DOJ vows to 'vigorously oppose'

Gun industry representatives said they would file lawsuits Wednesday challenging new gun control measures by the Obama administration, an effort the nation's top lawyer vowed to "vigorously oppose." The Justice Department, facing growing questions over Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners, announced last month that it would begin requiring firearms dealers along the nation's Southwest border to report multiple sales of certain semi automatic rifles.

Read About It: Fox News

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