Vote For Change, Vote Coleen Rowley

Local activists blog for congressional candidate Coleen Rowley (D)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Police Chiefs to John Kline: "This is Just Completely Nuts."

You know, for the last several years I've been appalled and frightened by the slow stripping away of our rights to privacy and due process, and have quietly hoped that some brave members of congress would step in to curtail this expansion of law enforcement's powers.

But geez, this isn't what I had in mind.

John Kline has co-sponsored two bills which, if passed, will restrict police department access to federal gun tracing information, and reduce the penalties imposed on gun dealers who repeatedly violate the laws governing gun sales.

The Minnesota Association of Police Chiefs has already formally come out against this brain-dead proposal -- perhaps the best way we can all do our part is make sure our friends and relatives know who supports it.