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Bill to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases Introduced in Congress
If the bill passes, the law would use the FBI’s Instant Background Check System, which is the same one used for firearms purchases.
March 27, 2018
Video: "Cajun Captain" Clay Higgins Places "Thin Blue Line" Flag Outside His Congressional Office
Former St. Landry Parish (LA) Sheriff's captain Clay Higgins, who vaulted to fame in a series of local Crime Stoppers videos, is now a U.S. Congressman. Congressman Higgins recently placed a "Thin Blue Line" flag honoring the service and sacrifice of American law enforcement outside of his Washington, DC, office.
March 1, 2017
What Are Our Priorities?
As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?
January 22, 2016
The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11
On Sept. 11, 2001, 72 officers were killed in the line of duty. But they were not the only law enforcement casualties of 9/11. Today, 13 years after the attacks, officers continue to die from exposure to the toxins that were released by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.
September 29, 2014
Militarization or Officer Safety Precautions?
Seizing upon the naive theme that law enforcement has become over militarized, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill titled "The Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act" (H.R. 4934) that would disarm most Inspector General (IG) criminal investigators. His bill would revoke most IG agents' law enforcement authority and take away their authority to carry firearms and to make arrests.
August 25, 2014
Unfair Criticism of U.S. Marshals
Despite a three-year budget freeze and stagnating staff levels, the U.S. Marshals Service's Regional Fugitive Task Force (RFTF) units apprehended 73,422 fugitives last year. So why would the news media criticize their performance and commitment?
July 24, 2014
You Have the Right to Record
The Citizens Empowerment Act is an attempt to thwart criminal investigations by launching them into the court of YouTube. It would require federal officers to serve written notice to people under investigation that they are entitled to record interviews with the officers.
October 24, 2013
Disability Pay: Adding Insult to Injury
Our injured federal officers are humble, honorable Americans who sacrificed to serve our great nation. Yet certain members of the Senate opt to ignore the sacrifice of these men and women, and now attack their means to survive.
September 25, 2013
Senate Confirms Comey As FBI Director
The Senate on Monday confirmed James Comey as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a 93 to 1 margin.
July 29, 2013
Immigration Bill Would Add 20,000 Border Patrol Agents
The U.S. Senate voted 67-27 Monday to add a security provision to bipartisan immigration legislation that would add 20,000 Border Patrol agents and provide funding for additional fencing and surveillance technology.
June 23, 2013
U.S. Senator Calls for Renewal of Body Armor Program
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on Congress to reauthorize a program to help fund bulletproof vests for local police agencies. Coons said Congress let the program expire last summer.
June 11, 2013
Police Chiefs Blast Senate Gun Vote As a 'Disgrace'
An association of police chiefs called the U.S. Senate's rejection of gun-control legislation earlier this month "a disgrace" and blamed "the gun lobby" for blocking the measures.
April 28, 2013
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