According to The Wichita Eagle blog, Sept. 2,:
Posted by Rhonda Holman
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently released data showing the states to which guns used in 2006 crimes had been originally traced, though not the names of dealers. For example, the 1,754 firearms recovered in connection with Kansas crimes last year mostly came from Kansas (758), Missouri (126), Oklahoma (43) and Texas (33). In response to the data release, the New York Daily News editorialized that “the ATF’s action was all the more surprising in that it appeared to violate an odious federal law, known as the Tiahrt amendment, that bars publication of gun data as a way to protect the industry from lawsuits.”
Tiahrt’s loyal to his business friends and will easily sacrifice the safety of his constituents and police protection, to protect gun dealers.