The dispute continues about whether the Tiahrt amendment does or doesn’t restrict police access to gun trace data. A Washington Post commentary, excerpted on this blog, reported that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members polled had a problem with the Tiahrt amendment’s restrictions. The office of Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, responded that the Tiahrt amendment law “explicitly ensures that no restrictions are imposed on the police’s ability to use the data for criminal investigations.” As a result, the office argued, “making the claim that NRA members ‘had a problem with the Tiahrt amendment’ is not supported by the poll and is an unsubstantiated assertion.”
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