Quick Shots

April 2008

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

 With presidential and congressional elections coming up later this year, 2008 is a most important time for defending and promoting the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms. To participate in significant discussions about these matters, as well as the possible fallout from a potential U.S. Supreme Court […]

March 2008

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

 CCRKBA recently filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief calls upon the high court to affirm an appellate court ruling that the D.C. gun law prohibiting citizens from having handguns even in their own homes violates the Second Amendment individual right […]

February 2008

Friday, February 1st, 2008

 Ninety-seven percent of over half a million participants in a currently ongoing USA TODAY internet survey believe that individuals under the Second Amendment enjoy an individual right to bear arms. By mid-January, 530,000 responses to the poll had been recorded. To the question, “Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?” 97 […]

January 2008

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

 As CCRKBA Executive Director Mark Taff criticized President Bush’s nomination of Michael Sullivan to be permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), Idaho’s two U.S. Senators, Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, both CCRKBA Congressional Advisors, placed separate holds on the nomination. Under Senate rules, even a single Senator can put […]

December 2000

Friday, December 1st, 2000

A tiny southern Utah town has passed an ordinance that requires every household to own a gun and ammunition so residents can protect themselves against aggressors, reports The Associated Press. Jay Lee, the Mayor of Virgin, Utah, a town just north of the Arizona border, told KSL-TV that most of the 350 residents already own […]

November 2000

Wednesday, November 1st, 2000

A retired Justice Department prosecutor said BATF agents “have sought to intimidate the author of a 1996 novel about a man fighting against corrupt ATF agents,” reported writer James L. Pate recently in The Washington Times. “In a harshly worded letter to Director Bradley Buckles,” wrote Pate, “lawyer James H. Jeffries III said agents are […]

October 2000

Sunday, October 1st, 2000

Handgun Control, Inc. thinks its work can make gun control “one of the top three or four issues” on which people base their vote in the November 7 elections, HCI’s communications director, Naomi Paiss, stated recently in an article appearing in PR Week. She reportedly stated also that HCI’s communications strategy could be “radically different” […]

September 2000

Friday, September 1st, 2000

“Accidental deaths caused by doctors and hospitals in America reached 120,000 per year,” stated Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. of Ohio in a July 26 speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Meanwhile,” he continued, “gun deaths have dropped 35 percent. In fact, accidental gun deaths dropped to 1,500 last year. “Think […]

August 2000

Tuesday, August 1st, 2000

In Washington, D. C., CCRKBA announced its support of H.R. 4790, by Rep. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, to recognize the hunting heritage and to provide opportunities for continued hunting on public lands. Referred to the Committee on Resources, co-sponsors include Reps. Randy Cunningham of California, Mark Green of Wisconsin, James V. Hansen of Utah, Collin […]

July 2000

Saturday, July 1st, 2000

Background checks blocked 204,000 of the more than 8.6 million prospective firearm sales last year, according to a U.S. Justice Department report that shows state and local police rejected a higher percentage of would-be gun buyers than the FBI. The 1999 figures brought the number of purchases rejected since the Brady Act instituted background checks […]