Repeal Dangerous Tiahrt Amendment (Rep. Carolyn McCarthy)

Today, the House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to vote on the dangerous Tiahrt Amendment.  The Tiahrt Amendment restricts the use of firearm tracing data.  Tracing data lets our police departments locate the gun dealers who sell guns used in crimes.

1% of gun dealers sell 57% of the guns used in crimes.  That is a staggering statistic.  If we can crack down on that 1%, we can make our streets and police officers safer.

The collection of tracing data does not prevent anyone from purchasing a firearm.  It simply gives law enforcement officials the tools they need to do their job.

91% of Americans believe that tracing data should be used in some form to help solve crimes.  This is not a Democrat or Republican issue.  It is not a pro-gun or anti-gun issue.  It is a pro-law enforcement and pro-common sense issue, and is supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans.

Let’s make our streets safer and help law enforcement by repealing the dangerous Tiahrt Amendment.

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