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2013-01-10 16:22:18

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today issued a bristling response to Brady Campaign President Dan Gross, who insisted as he left the White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden that the current push for more gun control "is not a debate around the Second Amendment." "The hell it's not," CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb declared. "The right to keep and bear arms is at the core of this anti-gun...

2013-01-08 12:23:23

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches New TV Ad on Second Anniversary of Tucson Shooting- www.DemandAPlan.org NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the Tucson mass shooting in which six were killed and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot, Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new television ad featuring Roxanna Green, mother of Christina-Taylor Green, the nine year-old...

2013-01-07 16:24:12

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2013-01-04 12:24:01

Firearm Tracing System Available on the Internet WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will provide eTrace, an electronic system used to trace illegal firearms, to Finland -- in an ongoing effort to combat firearms trafficking. The MOU establishes conditions of the partnership regarding the procedures to access and use eTrace services made available to...

2012-12-23 05:02:47

Relationship expert Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil says a rush of horrifying events has brought the need for smarter gun control front and center. Dr. Bonnie believes we can reduce gun violence by including family members in the background screening process and addressing mental illness, degenerative brain disease, seasonal stress, and gun control loopholes. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 As the nation and the world mourn the senseless tragedy of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre,...

2012-12-21 16:20:29

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I want to thank Congress for taking an important step today to reject the NRA's attempts to tie the hands of our military commanders who are trying to help armed services members who may be suicidal. Military suicides are occurring at the alarming rate of one per day, the majority of which involve personal firearms. Nevertheless, in 2011, the NRA wrote and Congress passed a provision that prevented military commanders from even talking to...

2012-12-20 16:27:46

BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- William Vassell, a lifetime NRA member, never questioned his support for the constitutional rights of gun owners. Then came the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn. In a flash, his support for the type of assault weapons used by Adam Lanza evaporated. "I once owned an AR-15, a weapon similar to the Bushmaster used by Adam Lanza," he noted. "There's no need for private citizens to own that type of weapon." Vassell, president of a commercial security...

2012-12-18 16:22:47

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading national gun rights organizations are calling for the creation of a national commission to study the causes of violence in America, and offer possible preventive measures. The Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said that a national dialogue on violence has already begun in the wake of the Sandy Hook school tragedy, but that a national commission would be more able to...

2012-12-14 20:21:05

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Children and teens are not safe from gun violence at school, at home, or anywhere else in America. With children in the home we should properly store firearms and ammunition. A cable-style gun locking device and preventing easy accessibility from children is a safe solution.? It is vital that we recognize the risk to children of unsupervised access to guns and understand that there are common sense steps that we must take to protect our children.??...

2012-12-10 16:22:13

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After yet another tragic death involving an NFL player over the weekend, there is the appearance of a double standard in media handling of the case, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. "A week ago," noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "NBC's Bob Costas was having fits about a so-called 'gun culture,' but what about the culture of big money, flashy cars and alcohol that permeates the NFL? Dallas...