Gillibrand joins other Democrats in pushing for gun data collection, tracking
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, with Senate and House Democrats is pushing for firearms legislation which seeks to allow gun data collection and tracking, among other things.
According to a press release from Gillibrand’s office, the Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act would improve law enforcement’s capacity to solve and prosecute gun crimes, stop illegal gun trafficking, and hold negligent gun dealers and owners accountable. Additionally, the legislation repeals the Tiahrt Amendments, which prevent gun data collection and tracking, and requires federal agencies to research the detrimental impact of gun violence on communities, Gillibrand said.Specifically, the act would require the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect, preserve and disclose gun records and gun tracing data, the press release said.
The legislation would repeal the following provisions of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) yearly funding bill’s Tiahrt Amendments:
• The FBI must destroy all purchaser records within 24 hours
• The ATF is prohibited from requiring gun dealers to submit their inventories to law enforcement
• The ATF cannot release firearm data to cities, states, researchers, litigants, and members of the public
Full text of the bill can be found at file:///Users/Nctw5/Downloads/Gun%20Records%20Restoration%20and%20Preservation%20Act.pdf.