I have not done an in depth post on this yet, but we all need to be wary of this new anti-gun organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They claim to be concerned about stopping “illegal” guns and fighting crime, but in reality the group has been founded to take more rights away from law abiding gun owners. This continues the liberal axiom; if you can’t accomplish something legitimately, lie your butt off and do it dishonestly. Below is a press release from Representative Todd Tiahrt. MAIG is hard at work on attacking the Tiahrt Amendment. Oh yeah, by the way, Mayor Mark Funkhouser is a proud member of MAIG. More on that in a future post.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) issued the following statement about another in a series of false accusations perpetrated by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In a syndicated op-ed column this week, E. J. Dionne Jr. released results from a survey funded by Bloomberg’s organization and deceptively charged that the Tiahrt amendment restricts police from enforcing firearm laws.
“The Tiahrt amendment protects those who protect us by ensuring trace data remains fully accessible to law enforcement officials while keeping sensitive information away from criminals, terrorists and organizations that could jeopardize ongoing criminal investigations or endanger officers’ lives,” said Tiahrt. “Had Mr. Dionne taken time to read the Tiahrt amendment, he would have known what the law does. Mayor Bloomberg’s assault on the Tiahrt amendment is an assault on the protections it affords law enforcement officials and privacy rights of legal firearm owners.
“Mr. Dionne’s claim this week that the Tiahrt amendment restricts police from enforcing the law is patently wrong. We have worked very hard to ensure the men and women who serve in law enforcement are provided the tools necessary to enforce firearm laws that help keep our communities safe. As the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed the Tiahrt amendment because it helps law enforcement do their job. It is critical that we protect undercover officers and their investigations from sabotage by special interest groups like Mayor Bloomberg’s organization. ”
For more information on the Tiahrt amendment click here.