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Certain Rifle Purchases Require Gun Sellers to Alert U.S.

Gun sellers in states on the U.S.- Mexico border will have to report to the federal government if a customer buys two or more semiautomatic rifles over five days that are greater than .22 caliber and include a detachable magazine.

The regulation will improve the government’s ability to detect illegal weapons-trafficking networks that divert firearms to criminals, said Deputy Attorney General James Cole in a statement today.