On Monday, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1417, the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act which Alaska Congressman Don Young authored. This marks Congressman Young’s fifth piece of legislation to be signed into law during the 115th Congress.
“The National Law Enforcement Museum is striving to tell the story of American law enforcement officers and help foster the relationship between law enforcement and communities,” said Congressman Young. “Our law enforcement officers answer the call to serve and protect communities across the country, and the Museum honors the many sacrifices of these brave men and women. I’m proud to have introduced this legislation which supports the Museum in their mission and I appreciate President Trump signing this bill into law.”
H.R. 1417, the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act amends the National Law Museum Enforcement Act to allow the National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM) to acquire, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms only for use in the NLEM. In 2000, Congress passed the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to establish the NLEM.
The Museum, which opened in Fall 2018, was established to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States. The NLEM showcases interactive exhibits to allow visitors to experience the life of law enforcement officers.