Big Win for the International Association of Chiefs of Police
From Police Chief Magazine
July 23, 2009
IACP Opposed Concealed Carry Legislation Fails in Senate
On July 22 the Senate rejected an amendment that would allow an individual to carry concealed firearms when visiting another state as long as the individual was entitled to carry concealed firearms pursuant to the laws of his or her home state. The measure (Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009) failed to receive the 60 votes needed for passage.
The IACP is strongly opposed to this legislation. It is the IACP’s belief that states and localities should have the right to determine who is eligible to carry firearms in their communities. It is essential that state and local governments maintain the ability to legislate concealed carry laws that best fit the needs of their communities.
The IACP applauds the Senate for defeating this dangerous and unacceptable legislation.
In early 2007, the IACP began a series of discussions with the leadership of the Joyce Foundation of Chicago to gain its perspective on firearm violence issues. The Joyce Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in communities within the Great Lakes region of the United States. The foundation’s view was complementary to that of the IACP—focusing on the impact of firearm violence on communities, the health-care system, and public policy decisions throughout the nation.
From those meetings, a plan emerged to hold a national summit on firearm violence, sponsored by both the IACP and the Joyce Foundation
Is Your County Sheriff UN-knighted for Gun Contol?
International Association of Chiefs of Police Proud Consultants of the UN and paid for by the Joyce Foundation.
Why don’t they don’t understand that “criminals” don’t care if a particular gun is illegal? This argument that disarming ordinary people in any ways effects criminals is not worth having anymore….Except that they are using it to rob you of the ability to defend yourself and family with it.
And why is the term “criminal” and “citizen” synonymous to these people?
Here is a quote from page 7 of Taking a Stand: Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities A report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2007 Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence (see right sidebar at the bottom for the PDF file)
“Enacting an effective ban on military-style assault weapons, armor-piercing handgun ammunition, .50 caliber sniper rifles and other weapons that enable criminals to outgun law enforcement “
#1. Disturbing Fact you should know about the IACP. They accept funding from and openly work with anti-Second Amendment institutions like The Joyce Foundation. The IACP are proud consultants to the United Nations since the 70’s.
Presenting; the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The IACP UN-ited for Gun Control
BROUGHT TO YOU BY A GRANT FROM;
THE JOYCE FOUNDATION
To convene the Great Lakes States Summit on Gun Violence in April 2007
(Be sure to visit their section on “gun violence”)
Excellent book on the UN’s policies and practices of citizen disarmament-Globa Gun Grab by William Norman Grigg.
In Global Gun Grab, Grigg reveals the real intent behind the UN’s call for “general and complete disarmament” That intent, he convincingly demonstrates, has much more to do with acquiring a monopoly of power than with eliminating all armaments. Whether the armament in question is a weapon of mass destruction or a Colt Python revolver, the UN seeks a globalized police apparatus that will enable it to impose its will on all the nations and peoples of the Earth. That apparatus will control the world’s armaments. And those armaments, Grigg persuasively argues, will be used, not to enforce world peace, but to impose world tyranny.
In a chapter devoted to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Grigg details the role played by Kofi Annan, who was then chief of UN peacekeeping operations. At least 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered by the Hutu-dominated government and its killing squads. On one occasion, Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire, commander of UN military forces deployed to Rwanda in 1993 to administer a cease-fire, sought permission to raid a government weapons cache. He had been briefed by a defector from the Hutu regime, who also warned that the government planned to register all Tutsis in the capital of Kigali, possibly to pave the way for their extermination Incredibly, Grigg writes, General Dallaire was not only forbidden “to disarm the government killing squads,” but ordered “to share his information with the Hutu government.” The fax order, it was determined later, was authored by Annan.
The Rwandan genocide occurred in large part because the “civilian population was disarmed, except for militia units under central government control.” The UN peace accord had “called for efforts to confiscate ‘all weapons distributed to or illegally acquired by civilians,”‘ but before the killing began “the Hutu-dominated government had distributed automatic rifles and hand grenades to official militias and paramilitary gangs. It was this firepower that made the genocide possible.”
Grigg contends that those Americans “who expect an apocalyptic invasion by blue-helmeted UN troops are fixating on the wrong threat. A much more plausible scenario is that UN civilian disarmament policies would be enforced by Americans against Amen cans.” The main threat posed by the UN “is not invasion, but subversion,” and in the foreseeable future “the chief impact that the UN will have upon American institutions and policies will come in the form of ‘harmonization’ — meaning that our laws and governmental policies will be adjusted to conform with our nation’s supposed ‘international obligation’ as defined in UN treaties and conventions.” The most serious threat we face “comes not from the UN itself but from American institutions that are being corrupted and placed at the service of the UN’s agenda — particularly the U.S. military and our law enforcement agencies.
Global Gun Grab by William Norman Grigg and check out his excellent blog site Pro Libertate
Here is a report written by Chris Cox, the Executive Director of the NRA-ILA entitled Follow the Money. It was written 2007 in order to answer this burning question;
Why does a new report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police read like every gun-ban strategy we’ve heard for the last 10 years?
I’m going to describe a group that recently demanded enactment of a sweeping federal gun control agenda.
Let’s see if you can guess who it is.
The group has 22,000 members in more than 100 countries. Membership categories include “city managers, highway safety specialists, psychologists, attorneys, coroners and management analysts,” among others. The group has offices in Europe and the Caribbean, and the group’s website describes its governing board in your choice of English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Why does a new report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police read like every gun-ban strategy we’ve heard for the last 10 years? To find out, all one has to do is follow the money.
Is it a new United Nations disarmament agency? No, the group is the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), headquartered in the nation’s capital. And the story behind the report is a shadowy web of huge donations, made by an activist foundation in the Midwest, leading straight to puppet strings that control the agenda of gun ban groups, the IACP and even New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
The IACP report, called “Taking a Stand: Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities,” is nothing more than a rubber stamp, bought and paid for, of the pre-existing agenda for gun ban groups. It is a blueprint the enemies of freedom plan to pursue after the 2008 elections–if they win total control of the White House and Congress.
What compelled the IACP to issue this sweeping report? Follow the money. A note on the cover proudly declares that the report was issued “with support from the Joyce Foundation.”
That’s a familiar name to longtime readers. The Joyce Foundation has pumped tens of millions of dollars into the coffers of gun ban groups over the years. The Violence Policy Center (VPC), an unashamed promoter of a total ban on handguns, collected more than $1 million of Joyce money just in 2005 and 2006. In 2000, the Joyce Foundation paid a VPC advisor and former Handgun Control, Inc. board member to edit a “Second Amendment Symposium” issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. That slim volume contains nearly half the anti-individual rights articles ever published on the Second Amendment.
The IACP newsletter proudly notes that the Joyce Foundation has “made more than $30 million in grants to groups seeking public health solutions that offer the promise of reducing gun deaths and injuries in America.”
This year, the Joyce Foundation invested heavily in IACP. They paid IACP over $500,000 to host “The Great Lakes States Summit on Gun Violence,” and then to issue the report from the conference. That comes out to nearly $11,000 per page, but the Joyce Foundation got what it paid for–no surprise given the report’s thank you to Joyce Foundation Communications Director Mary O’Connell for “her editing, writing and consistent work to produce this report.”
Of course, she had a lot of help. The list of “Report Contributors” includes Kristen Rand and Tom Diaz of the VPC, as well as David Mitchell, a former staff member of Handgun Control, Inc. The list of “Summit Advisors” is even more swollen with luminaries of the gun ban faction, including the heads of three anti-gun groups that operate at the state and local level–all of which also receive direct funding from Joyce.
The list also includes Fred Grebauer, who happens to be the top gun control advisor to none other than New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Joyce has been generous with Bloomberg as well, paying out $175,000 to the “Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City,” a contribution intended to help “organize a coalition of mayors from around the country to promote national, state and local policies, litigation and law enforcement strategies aimed at reducing the flow of illegal guns into cities.” So now we know who’s paying the tab for Bloomberg’s obsessive gun control campaign as well.
Now that we’ve identified the Joyce Foundation as the wizard behind the curtain, what’s at the end of its yellow brick road? Most of the report’s recommendations are old, tired and shopworn. There’s the standard rhetoric urging Congress to “enact an effective ban on military-style assault weapons.” There’s a call for banning “.50 caliber sniper rifles,” and a demand to ban “armor-piercing” ammunition. The report suggests that Congress should regulate gun shows out of existence, and–of course–there’s a tip of the hat to Bloomberg’s obsessions, in the recommendation to repeal the privacy protections of the Tiahrt Amendment. Nothing new, there.
But the report goes much further, and reveals some of the more bizarre long-term goals of the Joyce anti-gun axis. One section contains suggestions to “Reduce the availability and lethality of firearms to criminals.” Are they suggesting that guns should be less lethal when used against criminals? No. Poor grammar aside, they are actually suggesting that Congress should “enact legislation to allow federal health and safety oversight of the firearms industry.” We know where that will lead; the Joyce-funded VPC has long advocated federal “health and safety” regulation that includes “pre-market approval power” over “firearm products that might pose a threat to public safety,” and total bans on guns that “present an unreasonable risk of injury and death.” In VPC’s world, that means handguns–for starters.
If any gun manufacturers or stores managed to survive the onslaught of such “safety” regulations, the report wants to subject them to a whole new layer of bureaucracy and red tape by demanding that “state and/or local governments should license all gun dealers.” Countless local governments have long abused zoning ordinances to shut down gun shops in places where they don’t want them, but under this proposal, discrimination against gun retailers would be a simple and routine matter of just denying a license.
IACP didn’t forget the customer, either. The report wants states to limit handgun purchases to guarantee that “certain precautions, including the notification of state and local law enforcement agencies, are in place.” Notification of what? That someone is legally buying a handgun? Stop the presses!
And the report wants law enforcement to get to know your firearms as well, demanding that “state and local governments should mandate that a ballistic fingerprint is recorded for every gun sold.” Of course, “ballistic fingerprint” is just a high-tech term for gun registration. But this recommendation goes well beyond even the gun ban groups, who have limited their demands for ballistic registration to apply only to new handguns. I wonder what IACP plans to do with a couple-million envelopes full of spent lead shot from all the 12-gauge shotguns sold every year. Are you starting to get the feeling that the authors of the report wouldn’t know a 12-gauge shotgun if they found one in a labeled box? The report only notes that this mandate “could enhance public safety and curtail gun violence.” We have to wonder if IACP bigwigs envy their overseas colleagues who have no obstacles like the Second Amendment in their way.
The most chilling recommendation is positively Orwellian, calling for “law enforcement agencies and their partners to develop and implement education campaigns targeted at gun owners.” What do they plan to “educate” us about? They cite bogus research that, they say, has “demonstrated that gun owners are disproportionately at risk for gun injuries and gun suicide” and “effectively disputes the argument that gun ownership deters crime.”
So the goal is to convince us to dispose of our firearms, which explains why another report recommendation calls for the implementation of “gun surrender programs.” Once the guns have been surrendered, the report demands that “law enforcement agencies should mandate destruction of all firearms that come into their possession.” This suggestion sounds like it came from a U.N. disarmament agency after all.
There’s more, but you get the idea. Don’t be personally offended, though, at the group’s attitude. After all, they don’t trust rank-and-file law enforcement with firearms, either. The IACP fought against the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, legislation to authorize law enforcement officers to carry firearms outside of their jurisdiction. Congress passed the bill anyway, giving the group what they said was “a lot of heartburn.”
That was then, and this is now. There’s a load of heartburn for gun owners in the IACP report, and the anti-gun axis is already planning to move forward. No matter how many times we close our eyes and click our shoes together, the new offensive from the Joyce Foundation and its puppet groups is not going away. As gun owners, we must be vigilant–and prepare for a long, tough election year to prevent these groups’ political allies from gaining power in Washington.
That axis–in addition to creating a new call for confiscatory bans on a wide range of individually owned, now-legal firearms–also demands mandatory gun destruction on a massive scale.
But don’t take my word for it. Believe what they say.
It’s all spelled out in a new gun control manifesto called Taking A Stand. This Joyce-funded IACP report was largely written by the likes of Tom Diaz and Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center (VPC) and David Mitchell, the newly appointed head of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security in my own state of Delaware. As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox points out in his in-depth special report, Mitchell’s gun-ban credentials include a stint as a major player “for law enforcement” at the Brady Campaign.
Among the IACP/VPC/Brady Campaign/Joyce Foundation recommendations is this anti-gun, anti-freedom directive:
“Law enforcement agencies should mandate destruction of all firearms that come into their possession once any law enforcement use for them is completed.
“Law enforcement is in the unique position of acquiring tens of thousands of firearms a year either through confiscation, recovery or surrender. These weapons should be destroyed … .”
Recovered? That clearly includes stolen guns. They want to destroy my property simply because it was stolen from me?
But seizure and confiscation of guns from individual citizens would also be covered by the IACP’s section making improper storage of firearms in the home a serious crime.
Key among their “recommendations” is this: “State, local and tribal governments should mandate safe storage of guns, provide voluntary off-site storage facilities and prosecute those who fail to comply with safe storage laws.”
You can presume–no, you can bet on it–that prosecution under the IACP/Joyce Foundation vision of “safe storage” would include individuals having their firearms forfeited. And of course, once in the custody of police, those guns would fall under IACP’s rule to “mandate destruction of all firearms that come into their (police) possession.” And how would they know how the guns were stored, anyway? Surprise inspections and no-knock searches?
Read the Full Article here;
Here are some specific recommendations made by the IACP from their 2007 Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence report entitled;
Taking a Stand: Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities
Specific recommendations include:
- Requiring judges and law enforcement to remove guns from situations of domestic violence, as well as from people whose adjudicated mental illness, drug use, or previous criminal record suggests the possibility of violence
- Requiring that all gun sales take place through Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders with mandatory background checks
- Enacting an effective ban on military-style assault weapons, armor-piercing handgun ammunition, .50 caliber sniper rifles and other weapons that enable criminals to outgun law enforcement
- Restoring COPS funding to provide vital resources to state, local and tribal law enforcement
- Repealing the Tiahrt Amendment, which hinders investigation of illegal gun trafficking
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