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2nd appeals court backs Obama border gun rule

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2nd appeals court backs Obama border gun rule

A second federal appeals court has endorsed the legality of a rule the Obama Administration issued requiring that licensed gun dealers notify the federal government about multiple sales of certain types of semi-automatic rifles in the four states that share a border with Mexico.

The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a gun dealer’s challenge to the reporting requirement, which went into effect in 2011 and was billed as an effort to curb the flow of U.S. weapons to drug gangs in Mexico.

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

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