The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today publicly thanked Hillary Rodham Clinton for energizing the nation's firearms owners to political action and virtually assuring their heavy turnout for the 2016 presidential election.
"Thanks to all of her anti-gun-rights statements, Hillary Clinton will guarantee that gun owners will exercise their voting rights next November," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "She seems eager to double down on Barack Obama's failed attempts to stick pins in gun owners."
Clinton, the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York, has a history of supporting gun control measures. She supports a ban on popular modern sport-utility rifles and original capacity magazines, and she suggested that gun owners are "a minority of people that hold a viewpoint that terrorizes a majority of people."
"Just as it has been for the past seven years, since Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a Clinton nomination in 2016 will guarantee continued strong gun sales and expanded gun ownership," Gottlieb contended. "Even among those who favor expanded background checks there is strong sentiment for protecting gun rights rather than controlling gun ownership.
"At the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference held over the weekend, one of the biggest concerns among the activists in attendance was a Clinton nomination, followed by a Clinton election victory," he said. "American gun owners are convinced that she will turn the Oval Office into a nuclear war room against the Second Amendment.
"Between now and November 2016," he continued, "we expect Hillary Clinton to try to stigmatize and marginalize gun owners, but in fact she will energize those millions of law-abiding citizens whose votes she fears the most. That's why we're grateful for her campaign rhetoric.
"By this time next year," Gottlieb predicted, "if there is any apathy within the firearms community, it will have been transformed into activism."
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.Heh.