News Releases

SEATTLE’S MURDEROUS 2020 PROVES GUN TAX FRAUD, CCRKBA SAYS

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

BELLEVUE, WA – A 61 percent increase in homicides last year is proof positive Seattle’s egregious tax on firearms and ammunition sales amounts to a fraud and should immediately be repealed, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “Seattle city leaders rammed through this gun tax over our objections […]

LOUISIANA REP. STEVE SCALISE EARNS CCRKBA ‘GUN RIGHTS LEGISLATOR OF YEAR’ AWARD

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – Recognized as a stalwart defender of the Second Amendment on Capitol Hill, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is being recognized as the “Gun Rights Legislator of the Year” by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. As House Minority Whip, Congressman Scalise, who has represented Louisiana’s First Congressional District […]

NEVADA’S DON TURNER RECEIVES CCRKBA ‘LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT’ AWARD

Sunday, December 27th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – Don Turner, president of the Nevada Firearms Coalition and a veteran gun rights activist, has been honored by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his lifelong devotion to Second Amendment rights. Turner, who spent 30 years with the Arizona […]

CCRKBA’S ‘BILL OF RIGHTS’ AWARD GOES TO JOURNALIST STEPHEN GUTOWSKI

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today announced that Washington Free Beacon writer Stephen Gutowski is this year’s recipient of its “Bill of Rights” award. “There is more to the Bill of Rights than the Second Amendment,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “There’s also a First Amendment, […]

NJ2AS RECOGNIZED AS CCRKBA ‘AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR’ FOR 2020

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has announced the winner of its “Affiliate of the Year” award is the New Jersey Second Amendment Society. Established in 2010 NJ2AS “is an up-and-coming organization of Garden State gun rights activists who have seen a pretty busy year,” said CCRKBA […]

CCRKBA HONORS AWR HAWKINS AS ‘GUN RIGHTS DEFENDER OF YEAR’

Friday, December 18th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms announced today the recipient of the 2020 “Gun Rights Defender of the Year” award is veteran writer and military historian AWR Hawkins. Hawkins earned a Master’s Degree in U.S. History at West Texas A&M in 2003 and his Ph.D in U.S. […]

CCRKBA HONORS MONTANA’S GARY MARBUT AS ‘GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST OF YEAR’

Monday, December 14th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has named Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, as Grassroots Activist of the Year for 2020.  The veteran Big Sky Country gun rights advocate spearheaded this year’s successful passage of LR 130, a measure that strengthened Montana’s state […]

CCRKBA HONORS VIRGINIA RIGHTS GROUP AS ‘GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION OF YEAR’

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has announced the winner of its prestigious “Grassroots Organization of the Year” award is the Virginia Citizens Defense League. CCRKBA traditionally announces the awards during the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference awards luncheon, but this year’s GRPC was totally online this […]

SKYROCKETING MURDERS IN MAJOR CITIES UNDERSCORE GUN CONTROL DISASTER

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – Skyrocketing murder rates in several major American cities with strict gun laws offer hard evidence that gun control isn’t just a failed policy, it’s a disaster, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. More than 700 people have been murdered in Chicago so far this year. […]

ARREST OF ARMED FELON BY SEATTLE POLICE SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISE, SAYS CCRKBA

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

BELLEVUE, WA – The arrest of an armed convicted felon by Seattle Police this week shouldn’t surprise anyone other than those who supported a pair of gun control initiatives pushed by a billionaire-backed Seattle gun control group, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “When the gun prohibition lobby […]

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