LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERSHIP GROUPS CALL FOR EXPANDING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASERS AND BANNING HIGH-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, an alliance of nine major national police leadership organizations, will hold a news conference Thursday, July 26, to announce its call for expanding background checks for firearm purchasers and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. The group has been working this summer in key states to build bipartisan support for strengthening the nation's gun laws in collaboration with state law enforcement associations and leaders.
The Partnership member organizations are united in their call for lawmakers to support police and pass effective, common-sense public safety measures strengthening gun laws, while not diminishing law-abiding gun owners' ability to own and use firearms. The police-backed background check measure is overwhelmingly supported by the public – and gun owners themselves: 86% nationally, including 81% of gun owners, support background checks for all firearms purchasers.
WHO: Hubert Williams, Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, and President, Police Foundation
James Johnson, incoming Chair, National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, and Chief of Police in Baltimore County, MD
WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Law Enforcement's Call for Strengthening Federal Gun Laws
WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
SOURCE National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence