brought up by this:
Here is 1995 internal IACP strategic plan document to undermine or eliminate right to carry legislation.
The plan was to kill the bills if possible and if not to encumber the legislation with a number of burdensome requirements to deter lawful citizens from obtaining a permit.
For example, Item 5 on page 6 of the document suggests making it a criminal offense, a felony rather than a misdemeanor, to carry with an expired permit.
Another example is item #14 on pg 7. Require a separate CCW permit for each individual weapon and limit permit holders to one gun purchase per month.
President Clinton thanked John Whetsel personally in 1994 for his help in passing the Brady and Crime Bills. The “Crime Bill” that Clinton makes reference to is actually ‘The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act’ This was the Act that established a ban on “Assault Weapons” which lasted from 1994 to 2004.
I heard something about this on KTOK this morning, apparently they interviewed him but I missed it. If you've followed this group in the past, you know the IACP is one of the worst gun bigot groups out there, so there's a temptation to say "You were part of this? Well, then."
According to the excerpt I did hear, he says that this was 'standing by the decision of the membership, not his personal view.' And I do have to say, I've heard several people say that he's never had a problem with signing off on NFA applications for silencers or what have you.