Steve Young, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, urges the Bush Administration to include H.R. 218, the "Community Protection Act," enabling qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry their firearms when traveling outside their own jurisdiction into legislation aimed at improving public safety. "For too long, this has been considered to be a `firearms issue,`" Young said. "If it ever was just a `firearms issue` it certainly is that no longer. On Sept. 11, 2001, it became a critical public safety issue."
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