Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hickenlooper is coming for your guns

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper wants to feed the beast. As reported in today's Rocky Mountain News, Hickenlooper has joined uber-liberal group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

The group published a full-page ad in the USA Today calling on Congress to repeal the so-called "Tiahrt Amendment" which prevents the anti-gunners in BATFE from colluding with local police departments to create a national gun registry.

From the RMN:

The mayors' battle is against the Tiahrt Amendment, named for Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kansas. He inserted a clause in the 2003 Department of Justice spending bill restricting local government and police access to a federal "gun trace" database. The law has been reauthorized every year since then.

The database is collected by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

Amendment supporters say the law protects gun owners' constitutional right to bear arms and shields the identity of undercover officers.

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