LaPierre of the NRA said federal law enforcement should focus on existing gun control measures such as the instant check system. He also expressed outrage toward the ATF for the Fast and Furious scandal. "It should shock every American what they did. ? We may see these guns for the next several decades," he said.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement, "In fact, in just the documents we've obtained, we are aware of 150 multiple long guns sales associated with the ATF's Fast and Furious case, and despite the fact that nearly all of these sales were reported in real time by cooperating gun dealers, the ATF watched the guns be transported from known straw purchasers to third parties and then let the guns walk away, often across the border.
"This makes it pretty clear that the problem isn't lack of burdensome reporting requirements. The administration's continued overreach with regulations continues, and is a distraction from its reckless policy to allow guns to walk into Mexico."