49ers team up with LE groups in push for gun legislation, improved police-community relations

The parties agreed to sign a pledge to improve community-police relations and advocate for the ban of “bump stocks” and other “common sense” gun legislation

By PoliceOne Staff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Police Officers’ Association, Los Angeles Police Protective League and other LE unions are advocating for the ban of “bump stocks” and the improvement of community-police relations.

In a statement released this morning, all parties have agreed to sign a “Pledge for a More Understanding and Safer America” advocating for the ban of bump stocks, armor-piercing rounds and suppressors. The pledge comes in wake of the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas.

In addition, the groups pledged to lead an initiative to create a public awareness campaign that aims to improve the relationship between communities and police.

Police unions in Portland, Santa Clara County, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland agreed to sign the pledge. The Sergeants Benevolence Association of the NYPD has also signed.

The 49ers have pledged $500,00 toward the campaign and have called for other teams and police groups to join the initiative.

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