Support VSSA Advertisers

Thursday, September 20, 2007

IACP Proposes More Gun Control

Just in time for their little party in New Orleans the second week in October, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) yesterday rolled out a number of proposals they say will prevent "violent crime." Funded by the gun hating Joyce Foundation, IACP's proposals could have been predicted even before they were rolled out. Specific gun control recommendations include:

  • Requiring judges and law enforcement to remove guns from situations of domestic violence, as well as from people whose adjudicated mental illness, drug use, or previous criminal record suggests the possibility of violence
  • Requiring that all gun sales take place through Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders with mandatory background checks (including all private sales - not just those private sales made at gun shows.
  • Enacting an effective ban on military-style assault weapons, armor-piercing handgun ammunition, .50 caliber sniper rifles and other weapons that enable criminals to outgun law enforcement
  • Repealing the Tiahrt Amendment, which hinders investigation of illegal gun trafficking
  • Destroying guns that come into police possession once their law enforcement use has ended
  • Mandating safe storage of firearms by private citizens and providing safe facilities where gun owners can store their weapons
  • Mandating reporting of lost and stolen firearms

It should be no surprise that IACP wants more gun control. I doubt you will read in the media reports that the Joyce Foundation is anti-gun when they report who paid for the study.

Here is the report for you reading pleasure.

No comments: