FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2007
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON CONGRESSMAN CHAKA FATTAH'S (D-PA) OPPOSITION TO THE TIAHRT AMENDMENT
"I want to thank Representative Fattah for his announcement that he will seek to strike the gun trace data restrictions imposed by the Tiahrt Amendment in the key Appropriations subcommittee. I urge Representative Fattah's colleagues to join him in this common sense effort to strike the restrictions that help criminals and tie the hands of law enforcement. I know that over 225 members of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 10 national police organizations, and more than 20 state police organizations who are fed up with the Tiahrt Amendment's restrictions would appreciate it."
Stu Loeser/Jason Post (212) 788-2958