6/06/03 Iraqi Constitution Needs A Second Amendment

Iraqi Constitution Needs A Second Amendment

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2003
Contact: Ellie McDaniel

(Springfield, VA) — Gun Owners of America Executive Director, Larry Pratt, called for those drafting a constitution for the new Iraqi government to include an iron-clad protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms.

“The U.S. administration in Iraq has already taken a good first step by allowing Iraqi citizens to own fully-automatic, military AK-47 assault rifles,” said Pratt.

“The next step is to lock this policy into the new constitution. The clause might read: ‘The right to self protection and national defense being an inalienable, God-given right, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed by any law or regulation whatsoever for any firearm in use by any military establishment.’

“This would bring into 21st century language the meaning of the U.S. Second Amendment to the Constitution,” Pratt concluded.

— GOA —

Larry Pratt is Executive Director for Gun Owners of America, a national gun lobby with over 300,000 members located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151.

Either Larry Pratt or another GOA spokesman is available for press interviews.