Mikulski to Strip Tihart Amendment!

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jun 8, 2007.


  1. Gunstar1

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    The Anti-gun Joyce foundation also has funded Bloombergs group.
     
  2. wsweeks2

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    Whenever I start to think the laws here are bad, I just think back to the first 28 years of my life that I spent in the People's Republic of Maryland.

    Thank God I don't have to see her on TV anymore.
     
  3. Gunstar1

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    Let me get this straight, the Tiahrt amendment, that doesn't allow the ATF/FBI give out trace data for civil lawsuits, somehow stops law enforcement from "issuing warrants and prosecuting gun-related crimes."

    Bloomberg called the Fraternal Order of Police a "fringe group" because they think the Tiahrt amendment should stay. The FOP says almost the opposite, that if it is removed that grandstanding civil lawsuits will destroy criminal investigations.

    Tiahrt is only about stopping info from being used in civil lawsuits against FFLs and manufacturers, period. Saying otherwise is a blatant lie.
     
  4. wsweeks2

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    You got it right. I don't see what civil suits have to do with LE in any way. Maybe it's just me.
     
  5. Macktee

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    Oh Man! You guys are ruining my day here!

    Please don't tell me Sarah is fibbing. Please don't do that... she's my idol. I look up to her and youse guys are telling me she isn't always truthful?

    Get outta here wit dat!!!



    WHY WOULD CONGRESS PROTECT CRIMINALS INSTEAD OF POLICE?

    Tell Congress to Repeal the Restrictions on Crime Gun Trace Data



    What They're Saying about Tiahrt

    Here's a jaw dropper we thought you would want to know about and help change: tucked away in a federal funding bill since 2003 is a provision that makes it harder for cops to catch criminals.

    The provision actually hides gun trace data from law enforcement and the public.


    Why does the gun lobby always push for this provision? The trace data shows that most crime guns come from a small number of corrupt dealers. Without comprehensive trace data, these dangerous gun dealers avoid public scrutiny and local police are deprived of warnings of possible criminal activity in their communities.

    Who does this provision help? Corrupt gun dealers and the illegal gun traffickers who depend on them. Who does it hurt? All Americans who want to crack down on dirty dealers and stop gun violence.


    The nation's mayors have come together to repeal these restrictions, and law enforcement organizations and officials from across the country have also joined the fight. Go to our Brady Action Center to read more and watch videos of key officials who are opposed to this dangerous provision.

    This legislation could be under consideration in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee any day now. We have a new Congress and a new opportunity to get rid of this so-called "Tiahrt Provision" — named after the NRA's water boy, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) — that suppresses the truth about crime guns and hurts law enforcement efforts to fight gun trafficking and corrupt gun dealers.

    Here's What You Can Do Today to Help Repeal the Restrictions on Crime Gun Trace Data:

    1. Email the U.S. House Leadership.
    With one click, you can tell Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Boehner to stand with police, and repeal the restrictions on crime gun trace data by removing the Tiahrt Provision. Click here to send the email.

    2. Donate $7 for Seven Months.
    This is just the beginning of the fight against the Tiahrt Provision. Your sustained support throughout the rest of the year will help us mount a campaign to remove these restrictions on our police. Click here to make a donation today.

    3. Spread the Word.
    Use our easy form to forward this email to everyone in your address book. Congress needs to hear from those of us who support sensible gun laws. Click here to forward this email to friends.

    It's hard to believe that current law limits the type of information that police can get from ATF. Please send the email today and let them know that we must remove this provision that protects criminals and hurt police efforts.

    Thanks for standing with us in this important fight.
    Sincerely,
    Sarah's Signature [image]
    Sarah Brady, Chair



    Maybe it's just me, but it seems she's asking for money every time she sends out one of these. You'd think she gets enough money from all the fiction awards she's surely won with these little bulletins....
     
  6. Boy Racer

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    +1, but only 25.75 years for me. I could never had hoped to CC like I did today, or OC like yesterday if our restrictions were as backward as MD's are.