A national grassroots gun rights organization has raised its profile by launching a counter-attack against a piece of legislation so onerous to the Second Amendment community that its “top gun” labeled it “a dreadful piece” of legislation.
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has purchased advertising slots on several networks to run a 60-second message calling on America’s gun owners to oppose H.R. 127, sponsored by Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. It has already been reported widely on popular gun-related news sites including American Handgunner’s Insider Online.
CCRKBA’s campaign is called “SAVE2A.US.” It has been showing this week on the following networks: DirecTV, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, DishTV, the Weather Channel, HLN, OANN, the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and the Inspiration Channel. As of Friday, it will have aired more than 50 times, and next week, it is slated to fill 66 spots for a two-week total of 119 airings.
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CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said the second week is made possible by a stunning reaction to the first week’s ad blitz.
“From the outset,” he said, “our message struck a nerve and grassroots gun rights activists are responding. We’ve set off alarm bells across the country because H.R. 127 removes any doubt about the lengths to which gun prohibitionists are willing to go in their effort to destroy the Second Amendment.”
Jackson Lee’s bill mandates gun owner licensing and registration, psychological examinations of gun owners, mandatory insurance, mandatory minimum prison sentences for non-compliance, and bans on whole classes of firearms and original capacity magazines. Gottlieb told Ammoland News it appears Democrats are trying to reduce the right to keep and bear arms to a regulated government privilege.
“This bill really is a sinister attack on Second Amendment rights,” Gottlieb observed. “Democrats are determined to reduce rights protected by the Second Amendment to the level of privileges so tightly regulated by government red tape that they no longer really exist. The Washington Post likes to tell people that ‘freedom dies in darkness,’ but H.R. 127 is being pushed in broad daylight by people claiming some sort of mandate to trash individual rights.”
CCRKBA’s message will likely be seen by millions of people, considering where it will appear. The organization is asking interested gun owners to visit SAVE2A.US or text SAVE2A to 474747.
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