CONTROL BORDERS, NOT GUNS' SAYS CITIZENS COMMITTEE IN NATIONAL
Sep. 2, 2005
BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
(CCRKBA) today announced a campaign to flood the White House with letters from
American gun owners demanding that government put its energies into
controlling the borders, rather than guns owned by law-abiding citizens.
"We intend to tell President Bush that American gun owners are tired of taking
the heat, and the rap, for increasing numbers of violent crimes committed by
illegal aliens," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. "We need to control
our borders, not perfectly legal firearms. Our government should seriously
restrict access to our country by people who have no right to be here, rather
than restrict the gun rights of citizens who were born here."
The first wave of CCRKBA's campaign will reach a quarter-million gun owners
over the next several days, to be followed by the distribution of 1.5 million
bumper stickers, bearing the message "Border Control – Not Gun Control."
"Our bumper sticker will be printed in both English and Spanish," Gottlieb
said, "so that everyone understands our message. We're not going to let far- left anti-gunners like Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer use
violent crime committed by illegal aliens to bolster their incessant campaign
to take away our gun rights."
Earlier this year, Gun Week, a national firearms newspaper, reported that
estimates run as high as 30 percent of the 2 million prisoners now
incarcerated in the nation's prisons are illegal aliens.
"We know that an overwhelming number of outstanding homicide warrants in Los
Angeles last year pointed to illegal aliens," Gottlieb noted. "About two-thirds of all felony warrants there last year were reportedly for illegals.
And yet the gun control crowd insists that taking away our gun rights will
somehow quell this epidemic. These are the same people who want to give voting
rights to illegal aliens to help elect left-wing anti-gun candidates.
"We want to deliver two million signed letters from every city in every
state in the nation to the Oval Office, reminding President Bush that homeland
security depends on tight border controls, not restrictive gun controls,"
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