The New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a dismissal of gun dealer’s challenges to the Obama administration’s requiring that Federal Firearms Licensed gun dealers in four state that share the border with Mexico notify the federal government about multiple sales of certain types of semi-automatic rifles.
Keep in mind that the sale of arms across the border illegally was the Obama administration’s own idea in the first place with Operation Fast and Furious. Between Attorney General Eric “Let’s brainwash people concerning guns” Holder, who was held in contempt by Congress because he wouldn’t provide documents pertaining to the illegal activity of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Barack Obama, perhaps the people should be notified when they have any meetings to discuss anything.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the court rejected arguments that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives exceeded its authority in issuing the rule, violated Congressional prohibitions against a national gun registry and imposed an unreasonable burden on gun dealers.
The decision, authored by Judge Patrick Higginbotham and joined by Judges Carolyn King and Edith Clement, tracks with and explicitly endorses a decision issued in May by a unanimous D.C. Circuit panel. That trio of judges also upheld the ATF rule against a similar challenge.
Higginbotham was appointed to the appeals court by President Ronald Reagan, King by President Jimmy Carter and Clement by President George W. Bush.