“There are more than a few voters back home that are asking ‘what exactly is the difference between a Democratic and Republican majority when the exact same individual gets confirmed as Attorney General, promising the exact same lawlessness, what’s the difference?’” -- Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
ACTION: Copy-n-paste the pre-written letter below -- and then click here to email Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By doing so, you will express your disappointment with his leadership and demand that he take immediate action to safeguard Second Amendment rights. Also, GOA members should take note of a special message for them at the bottom of this alert.
Gun Owners Betrayed: Congress Needs a Wake-up Call Right Now
Not too long ago, the Pew Research Center released a major study showing how Americans feel about gun rights vs gun control. And the results are sending shockwaves through the liberal media:
* FIFTY-TWO percent of respondents see gun rights as more important than gun control, up from 45 percent!
* FIFTY-SEVEN percent of respondents said guns help prevent becoming a victim of crime, up from 48 percent!
Andrew Kohut, founding director of Pew Research Center, says that: “We are at a moment when most Americans believe crime rates are rising and when most believe gun ownership — not gun control — makes people safer.”
Of course, crime rates are not rising, but that belief, says Kohut, has pushed people toward the pro-gun position. Kohut notes that, “Republicans have become far more supportive of gun rights during the Obama years.”
It would be great to be a fly on the wall in the boardrooms of the anti-gun lobbies today … especially when it was reported that these gun control organizations “outspent groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Gun Owners of America (GOA) at a rate of 7 to 1” (courtesy Breitbart).
It demonstrates that American common sense has triumphed over the anti-gun lobby’s million dollar propaganda campaigns. Moreover, these pro-gun Americans aren’t just buying guns for “sporting purposes.” The shift in attitudes about firearms has been accompanied by dramatic increases in handgun sales and applications for concealed carry permits.
Sales data is showing that states like Pennsylvania, where there is a long history of buying rifles for hunting, have seen a dramatic increase in handgun sales, the type of weapon traditionally associated with self-defense.
With a majority of Americans recognizing the need for self-defense, both in and out of the home, this is the time for gun owners to demand that the new Republican-controlled Senate push hard for the passage of pro-gun bills that Harry Reid brushed aside when he was the Senate Majority Leader.
Unfortunately, the new Majority Leader seems to have forgotten what Party he represents and who it was that delivered the Senate to the Republicans. It was you and tens of millions of voting gun owners who got rid of the Democrat majority in the Senate so that, finally, both chambers of Congress could unite and get to work undoing all the problems our anti-gun, anti-American President has created.
Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stabbed gun owners in the back when he pressured the new Republican-controlled Senate to confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General, even though Lynch had already stated, for the record, her anti-gun views!
Lynch, feeling invulnerable, had even admitted she favors an “assault weapons ban,” making her “Eric Holder in a skirt.”
If McConnell had tried, he could have killed her nomination. He could have continued to allow the filibuster which had successfully prevented her nomination from being voted on for several weeks. Instead, he handed Obama another anti-gun Attorney General to wage war on our freedoms.
As Sen. McConnell was getting ready to betray gun owners, Senator and Presidential candidate Ted Cruz tried to shame the Majority Leader into doing the right thing on the Senate floor, saying that there are “more than a few voters back home that are asking ‘what exactly is the difference between a Democratic and Republican majority …’”
Senator Cruz makes a good point!
Enough is enough! A majority of all Americans are pro-gun. Not just for sporting purposes but to protect ourselves and our loved ones. And that means semi-autos with standard capacity magazines. And it means the right to carry concealed!
We have to remind McConnell that (a) he owes his leadership to gun owners; (b) we feel betrayed by his actions by allowing the nomination of another, anti-gun Attorney General; and (c) he needs to make amends by passing the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, S.498.
And we want it done NOW, which means S. 498 must be added as an amendment to the next “must pass” bill moving through the Senate. Anything less is unacceptable.
ACTION: Copy-n-paste the text below and then click here to email Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Excoriate him for pushing through Loretta Lynch and urge him to attach S. 498, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, to a “must pass” bill.
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----- Pre-written letter to Senator Mitch McConnell -----
Dear Senator McConnell:
This was the moment. With both chambers finally under the control of the Republican Party, this was your opportunity to defend America’s gun rights. Instead, you permitted an unabashed anti-gun nominee to become U.S. Attorney General.
It was gun owners who helped enable Republicans to win the Senate. Without them, you would still be the Minority leader. You can still show your solidarity with those 57% of all Americans who, according to the latest Pew Research poll, believe that gun ownership, not gun control, makes people safer.
S. 498, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2015, needs to be attached to a “must pass” bill so as to coincide with the passage of the House matching bill, H.R. 923. Show us that there really is a difference between a Republican and a Democrat majority!