WASHINGTON -(Ammoland.com)- A House of Representatives bill that would eliminate federal law enforcement officers on America’s national forests and Bureau of Land Management lands would leave hundreds of millions of acres vulnerable to abuse and lawless behavior, tax state and local authorities and fundamentally compromise American’s safety, both in and around public lands, said a coalition of law enforcement officers and public lands sportsmen this morning.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association joined with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and other law enforcement officers in a call with reporters today to advocate for safe, consistent enforcement on U.S. public lands – and to urge Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who sponsored H.R. 622, the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, to abandon the legislation.
“Our nation’s BLM and Forest Service officers are on the front lines of conservation every day,” said BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. “H.R. 622 would negatively impact our valuable lands and waters at a time when law enforcement is critically needed …Read the Rest