On the current House Oversight Committee inquiry, Congresswoman Jackie Speier asked ATF agents if there should be a law requiring gun stores to report multiple sales of long guns.
Speier used the justification that we currently have a law about buying quantities of Sudafed to target meth dealers. Here’s the logic: Since the government regulates this, we should regulate that.
ATF admitted they sent out a demand letter to firearms retailers, asking for reports whenever somebody buys two or more long guns greater than .22 caliber. If dealers don’t participate, license revocation can ensue.