New York Times says “At Last,” as if they have been in favor of securing the border all along. First, this measure will do nothing at all to disarm drug cartels. It will do nothing to interfere with guns being trafficked along the border any more than the laws against drugs interfere with drugs being trafficked. What it will do is create a lot of new paperwork the ATF will have to hire more people and get larger budgets from Congress to keep track of. Some bureaucrats will get better offices, and get to generally enhance their kingdoms.
Anyone who thinks you can disarm drug cartels is either crazy, a fool, or some combination of the two.