By Beth Baumann
Every year, law enforcement officers who pay the ultimate sacrifice are remembered during National Police Week, which began on Monday.
Two of our favorite gun control advocates – former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly – decided to use this week of remembrance to kick off a new initiative in conjunction with law enforcement leaders. The group, known as the Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense, has two main objects: 1) opposing national concealed carry reciprocity and 2) opposing the deregulation of firearm suppressors.
According to the group, both of these issues would make law enforcement officers less safe.
The coalition sent a memo to the White House, Capitol Hill and gun control activists, detailing their opposition to the issues.
“Congress needs to close gaping loopholes in our nation’s federal laws with responsible solutions and they need to reject irresponsible calls to mandate the unrestricted concealed carry of firearms and allow free access to dangerous silencers, which present a new menacing threat to our communities and law enforcement professional,” the memo reads.
It is very evident that Giffords’ gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, wrote the letter, not law enforcement officials. Here’s why:
Concealed carry reciprocity doesn’t get rid of background checks. It doesn’t give criminals the ability to obtain a firearm. All it does is allow legal, law-abiding gun owners who have a concealed carry permit in one state to carry their firearm across state lines. Basically, it simplifies the confusing process of where one can and cannot legally carry a firearm, depending on which state-issued CCW/CCP they have.
Existing loopholes already threaten the safety of law enforcement in our gun laws. Firearms-related incidents were the number one cause of death for law enforcement in 2016, when 64 officers were killed from gunfire…It is clear that guns in dangerous hands make Click to see the original article