Last fall, the reporting procedure was proposed as an 'emergency" measure by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The procedure specifically calls for all of the firearm retailers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and that are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days. For example, a dealer would have to tell the government every time a deer hunter in Sacramento or Amarillo finds a good deal on a pair of semi-auto .30-06s like the popular Remington 7400.
The BATFE has no legal authority to demand these reports, and the flood of new paperwork (BATFE estimates 18,000 reports per year) will waste scarce law enforcement resources that should be spent on legitimate investigations.
This is akin to, lets say the IRS asking for something as seemingly innocuous as your shoe size. But, that would arouse a nasty response from the entire nation, not just firearm owners, and always remember that an awful lot of gun toting folken are FUDDS who don't give a damn about human rights as long as they can hunt them there deer. And, since the democrats have been entirely successful in disarming the blacks they kidnapped from northern Europe and Africa, no hue and cry comes from that quarter either, as despite all the talk of "equality" most are content to remain less than free.