In Support of Amendment to 18 USC Section 922 (w)(3)(A) to Authorize Railroad Police to Purchase and Carry Weapons with High-Capacity Magazine Capability

In Support of Amendment to 18 USC Section 922 (w)(3)(A) to Authorize Railroad Police to Purchase and Carry Weapons with High-Capacity Magazine Capability

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WHEREAS, there are some 42 major railroads employing approximately 2,800 police officers, who are highly trained law enforcement professionals, certified and/or commissioned as sworn police officers in their respective states; and 

WHEREAS, railroad police officers have a long and distinguished history as law enforcement officers in the United States; and

WHEREAS, railroad police officers, under the provisions of the Crime Control Act of 1990, have law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction wherein the railroad owns property; and

WHEREAS, there is no provision under current law for railroad police officers to purchase and carry weapons with high capacity magazines; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police strongly supports amendment of 18 USC Section 922 (w)(3)(A), to provide authority to railroad police officers to purchase and carry weapons with high magazine capacity.

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