Lummis Co-sponsors Bill to Prohibit Federal Agency SWAT Teams
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) co-sponsored H.R. 4934: The Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act.
Lummis in this week's Cattle Call says the bill revokes provisions of the 2002 Homeland Security Act that grant Offices of Inspector General (OIG) firearm and arrest authority. It also prohibits many federal agencies from purchasing or using firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act such as machine guns, grenades, and other explosive devices. The act directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to write a report detailing all federal agencies with teams that have received special tactical, military or other training that goes beyond the scope of regular law enforcement.