Perry Blasts New Federal Rules for Gun Dealers

Rick Perry with an M-32 grenade launcher

Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday lambasted new Department of Justice reporting requirements for gun dealers in states on the U.S.-Mexico border, calling the new rules “misguided” and “constitutionally questionable.”

The new requirement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced Monday, means firearms dealers from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California will have to notify the federal government whenever an individual buys two or more semi-automatic rifles. Gun dealers are already required to notify the government of multiple handgun purchases.

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