NRA-Endorsed ATF Agent: ‘Vast Majority’ Of Agents Support Rule NRA Is Suing To Prevent

Posted on

"NRA-Endorsed ATF Agent: ‘Vast Majority’ Of Agents Support Rule NRA Is Suing To Prevent"

Last week, the New York Times reported that the National Rifle Association said it will sue the Justice Department for requiring that all gun dealers in states bordering Mexico alert the federal government when a buyer purchases two or more of some types of rifles in a five-day period. The Justice Department announced the new policy in an effort to curb illegal gun flow to Mexican drug cartels. NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre is doing the media rounds defending the NRA’s lawsuit. But his PR campaign may have hit a bit of a snag this week. Political Correction talked to ATF agent and Fast and Furious whistleblower Peter Forcelli, whom the NRA has previously cited as an expert on tactics, and Forcelli said “vast majority of ATF agents support the [new DOJ] reporting requirement, because they know how it works.”

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.