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Olympic Arms Posts Inaccurate Information About the National FOP on Its Facebook Page02/16/2013
The assertions recently made by Olympic Arms about FOP positions and actions on various pending firearms issues are misleading, inaccurate, and, in some cases, just plain false. In August 1993, the delegates assembled at the 51st National Biennial Conference in Louisville, KY adopted Resolution No. 6 on a 1,516 to 1,073 vote.

The Resolution called for the Grand Lodge to support H.R. 1472/S. 639, the "Anti-drug Assault Weapons Limitation Act of 1993," which would prohibit the importation and manufacture of certain military assault weapons.

This Resolution is still binding on the Grand Lodge and the National Legislative Program. However, current pending assault weapons proposals, including the one offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), go well beyond the scope of the 1994 statute, and, as National President Chuck Canterbury stated in the most recent issue of the FOP Journal, it is not a goal of the FOP to support an expansion of the original 1994 statute (which expired in 2004).

It is true that the FOP has met with Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as well as with a Congressional working group chaired by Representative Michael Thompson (D-CA). The FOP, along with numerous other groups and organizations representing law enforcement, firearms manufacturers, gun rights organizations, and others provided feedback on the issues of gun violence and school safety. In none of those meetings did the National offer, support, or approve any legislative language, nor was any offered.

It is completely false that the FOP has endorsed any Federal legislation currently pending that would institute a ban on any particular type or style of firearm or accessory. We do not know who any of the rank and file police officers who appeared with Senator Feinstein at her press conference are, and the National FOP had nothing to do with their attendance. I hope this information helps.

Remember — we live in a time when just about anybody can say just about anything he or she wants on the Internet — true or not. We thank all of the members of the FOP who have come to us and asked for the truth, rather than jumping to conclusions on the basis of false and misleading statements by outsiders.