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Southern States PBA Supports Tiahrt Amendment

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Yet another law enforcement organization has thrown its support behind the Tiahrt Amendment. 

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association (PBA) recently sent a letter of support to U.S. Representative Tiahrt (R), the sponsor of the amendment.

The letter said, “Our Association represents more than 22,000 law enforcement officers throughout the southeastern United States.  We have a history of supporting the rights of law abiding citizens under the Second Amendment, while at the same time being mindful of the safety of law enforcement officers and the integrity of their investigations.  Our Association believes that the proposed amendment regarding data in the Firearms Trace Center addresses our concerns.  As such, we lend our support to your proposed amendment.”

The Southern States PBA joins the Fraternal Order of Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and others in support of this critical legislation.

NRA remains committed to ensuring confidentiality of sensitive law enforcement information, on two fronts:

  • NRA supports continuing and strengthening the annual appropriations riders that prevent abuse of this information outside legitimate criminal investigations. 

  • In the 109th Congress, NRA supported H.R. 5005 by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), which would make the disclosure ban permanent.  

Please continue to contact your U.S. Representative in support of the Tiahrt Amendment, and remind him or her that NRA and law enforcement remain united in support of this critical legislation. And please be sure to urge your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same!

You may contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121. Additional contact information can be found using the "Write Your Representatives" feature at www.NRAILA.org.

(For more information on the "Tiahrt Amendment," please visit: www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?id=208.)

Read the entire letter from the Southern States Police Benevolent Association

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