Saturday, June 02, 2007

Reckless Lawsuits - Don’t Buy Claims About Tiahrt Gun Amendment

While updating this blog this morning, I noticed a Google Ad on the page for "". I decided to take a look at the site. On the surface, it looks pretty innocent, of course, until you dig deeper. The focus of "" appears to be opposition of the Tiahrt Amendment. What they don't tell you, is that the amendment protects ongoing criminal investigations. The National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury confirms this. What the amendment doesn't do is enable access to ATF data for civil cases. It appears that this the real issue for the antigun types.

Firearms Industry Joins Law Enforcement in Support of Tiahrt Amendment
Anti-Gun Mayors Push for Gun Trace Information
Read Memo from FOP President Chuck Canterbury to FOP Executive Board
FOP letter to Congress opposing the release of trace data
Letter from the current New York Police Commissioner Opposing Firearms Trace Data Release
Read letter from Virginia Attorney General Robert McDonnell to Mayor Bloomberg
Read the Department of Justice letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Disclaimer: Even though the "ProtectPolice" ads may appear on my pages, I don't recommend supporting them (but, please click on their ad, they have to pay for it). This of course also applies to any other antigun ads that may appear as well.

ISRA - Springfield Report - June 1

Springfield Report for June 1

The House and Senate adjourned today without any action on antigun bills. SB1007 is now in the House and requires 71 votes to pass it. They could not pass it with 60 votes so now they need 11 more votes. They have their problems.

Rumors abound about the Governor calling a special session on weekends but I have heard nothing concrete. We will be meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through June in extended session.

We will be there.

Richard A. Pearson

Webmaster's note:
Here's a new ISRA position paper on SB1007 (pdf, 262kB).  The lobbyists use materials like this as they make their rounds in the capitol.