The National Rifle Association recently filed a lawsuit over new Federal legislation that requires gun merchants near the Mexico border to report bulk sales of some semiautomatic rifles.
According to The New York Times, the NRA decided to file the lawsuit on behalf of two firearms dealers in Arizona, claiming the President Barack Obama Administration overstepped its boundaries when it implemented the regulation last month without Congressional approval.
“NRA has always viewed this as a blatant attempt by the Obama Administration to pursue their gun control agenda through back-door rule-making, and the NRA will fight them every step of the way,” asserted Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA.
The Times reports that the regulation requires licensed firearms dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report within five days when someone purchases more than one semiautomatic rifle with ammunition larger than .22 caliber and that can accept detachable magazines.
Fox News reports that Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters the “action we have taken is consistent with the law.”