GOA To Take Up John Kerry On His Offer To Meet With "All The People"

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2004
Contact: Tim Stone
703-321-8585

Gun Owners of America is ready to take up John Kerry on his offer to meet with anyone -- even those who do not agree with him. Speaking to the NAACP this week, John Kerry said that when you're president, "you need to talk to all the people -- and that's exactly what I intend to do.

"I will be a president who truly is a uniter," Kerry said, "not one who seeks to divide our nation."

"Excellent!" said GOA Director of Communications Erich Pratt. "We're so glad to hear that you want to talk with us and help unite this nation. How about working with us to defend the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights?"

It is worth noting that John Kerry has not "shown up to work" for most of his Senate votes this year. However, as Pratt noted, "he did fly into town this March -- specifically to ban several scores of semi-automatic firearms."

As John Kerry's voting record on gun rights issues has been "consistently poor," Gun Owners of America looks forward to discussing these issues with his campaign. (Interested persons can go to http://www.gunowners.org/op0423.htm on the GOA website to see Kerry's record on Second Amendment issues.)

Gun Owners of America has contacted the Kerry campaign to take the candidate up on his offer.

-- GOA --

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

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