CCRKBA LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO ‘CULTIVATE’ GRASSROOTS

Monday, May 18th, 2015

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has launched a new national campaign aimed at countering the multi-million dollar gun control lobbying effort of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety.”

“While Bloomberg is spending millions of dollars to create Astroturf,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb, “our mission is to cultivate honest grassroots activism.”

CCRKBA has already aired a 30-second spot on some key cable networks, and the full program will have spots appearing on the following networks: FOX Business, SPIKE, Velocity, American Heroes, History and H2, TNT, Do It Yourself, AMC, Discovery and Investigation Discovery, the Outdoor Channel, the Sportsman Channel, CMT, Trinity Broadcast Network, Fox News, The Blaze and the Weather Channel.

“This is one of our most ambitious undertakings,” Gottlieb explained. “We’re challenging what might best be described as a public disinformation effort backed by a multi-billionaire who is becoming increasingly involved in state level politics. He may spend millions of dollars, but we’re reaching out to millions of law-abiding citizens.

“Our country is experiencing increasing turmoil and the threat of so-called ‘lone wolf’ terrorism,” he added. “Now is not the time to be eroding the most basic tenet of our liberty, which is the one right that protects all of our other rights. The system may be broken, but surrendering our rights is not the way to fix it.

“Wealthy demagogues think they can buy the power to tell everyone else how to live,” Gottlieb said. “The Bill of Rights is not up for grabs, especially not one piece at a time. Today these elitists are after the Second Amendment, but what about tomorrow? The First Amendment right of free speech? Maybe the Fourth Amendment right of privacy. Or how about the Fifth Amendment right of due process?

“This battle isn’t about guns,” he said. “This is about freedom, and that’s not for sale at any price.”