August 2008

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Now that the United States Supreme Court has ruled definitively that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, we can expect that anti-gun politicians will continue their efforts to do whatever they can to circumscribe that right through legislative process. Right to keep and bear arms enthusiasts need to seize the initiative and promote strong pro-gun legislation. There are a number of pro-gun rights legislative efforts that can be pursued at federal, state and municipal levels of government. One of the strongest proposals made so far is the legislation described in the article appearing just above this one.
This is the bill, S. 3207 in the U.S. Senate, and H.R. 5782 in the U.S. House of Representatives would put the issue of authorization for carrying concealed firearms by law-abiding American citizens right on the front burner of significant issues during this national election year. Voters soon will be casting ballots for President, Vice President, one-third of the U.S. Senate and all of the U.S. House of Representatives.
To ensure that the CCW issue receives significant attention during the remainder of the legislative year in this Second Session of the 110th Congress, readers of Point Blank could write, phone and email their U.S. Representative and both of their U.S. Senators and urge them to become cosponsors of this proposal.
When you write or telephone your federal legislators, always remember to be polite and cordial in the way you present your position. It’s a good idea, too, to make your presentation brief, just so that the congressional offices know how you stand on this CCW issue and how important you think it is for the maintenance of both personal and social safety.