BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and the Second Amendment Foundation have joined a broad coalition of organizations in support of a national “Gun Appreciation Day” on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Gun Appreciation Day website is at gunappreciationday.com.
CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said the movement is in response to announcements from the Obama White House and Capitol Hill that there will be legislative attempts to impose wide-ranging restrictions on firearms ownership, including bans on modern semiautomatic sporting rifles, handguns and ammunition magazines.
“We need to ban politicians who assault our rights,” said Gottlieb, who is also the SAF executive vice president, “not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack.”
It is no accident that Jan. 19 was selected for this event. It falls two days before President Obama is sworn in for his second term.
“We want the president and his allies on Capitol Hill to understand their new push will result in a shove back from the people,” Gottlieb stated. “Millions of law-abiding firearms owners are not about to be penalized for the unconscionable act of a madman. We will not all be judged by the conduct of a single crazy person.
“Our intent is to telegraph a message to Congress and state legislatures around the country that trampling our rights is not an acceptable solution to violent crimes committed by people who don’t care about laws, much less the lives of the people they harm,” he said.
To sponsor Gun Appreciation Day or sign the gun rights petition, please visit gunappreciationday.com.