Support for Legislation to grant Discretionary Authority to Deny Transfers of Firearms or Explosives to Terrorist

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The Police Foundation fully supports Senator Susan Collins’ Senate Amendment 4814 to the Commerce, Justice Science Appropriations Bill (H.R.2578), which prohibits firearm sales to terrorism suspects appearing on either the government’s No-Fly List or the “Selectee List,” subsets of the Terrorism Screening Database (TSDB).

This amendment grants the Attorney General the authority to deny firearm sales to individuals suspected of involvement in terrorist activity. In addition, the amendment would provide a provision ensuring prompt notification to the FBI if individuals listed in the TSDB within the past five years purchase a firearm. We respectfully urge members of the Senate to take action and vote in support of Senator Collin’s Amdt 4814. We also continue to encourage Congress to take action to establish universal background checks for all firearm sales.

 

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