Those defending the new ATF multiple-rifle reporting requirement for the Southwest border states say it will give law enforcement another (needed) tool with which to fight straw purchases and gun smuggling to Mexico.
Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars who broke the story on Project Gunwalker with David Codrea has this to say about the need for new “tools”.
Ironic, ain’t it? It is as if the ATF is admitting that it was incompetent (deliberately or otherwise) in the Gunwalker Scandal and was having trouble keeping track of their cartel straw buyers so now they insist that the FFLs who previously tried voluntarily to help them, now must help them.
When the idea was first proposed, many ATF agents on CleanUpATF.org noted they were already drowning in paper and this would just make it even worse. If anything, it would cause information overload and induce decision paralysis.