Law Enforcement Organizations Opposing the 1994 Crime Bill
- Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) - 40,000 members
- California Correctional Peace Officers Association
- Southern States Police Benevolent Association - representing
police from 8 states
- National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP)
- representing 15,000 sheriffs and police chiefs
- State Police Association of Massachusetts
- Police Superior Officers Association, Trenton, N.J.
- American Federation of Police (AFP)
- representing 100,000 members
- Boston Police Patrolman's Association
- Memphis Police Association
- New Jersey Police Benevolent Association, Local #11
- Massachusetts Police Union Legislative League (representing
78 Mass. police entities)
- Fraternal Order of Police chapters:
- Kentucky State
- Harris County (Houston, Tex.)
- Louisville, Ken.
- Bisbee, Ariz.
- Colorado River, Ariz.
- Killeen, Tex.
- Louisiana Lodge #3
The 1994 Crime Bill, of which the "Assault Weapons Ban"
was a part, also promised all sorts of new federal funding for
local police agencies across the nation. In this manner, Clinton
"bought" the support of many police chiefs who wanted
the increased funding promised in it, which had nothing to do
with the gun ban. Therefore, it is significant that any
police organizations opposed the bill solely for it's gun ban.