March 2008

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

The presidential election well could turn out to be the most important election for America’s tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners in decades. The next President probably will appoint one or more U.S. Supreme Court justices who may rule on gun rights cases for decades to come.The next President will be in a position to sign federal gun legislation into law or to veto it. Will the candidates sign or veto nationwide concealed carry? How about legislation to close the mythical “gun show loophole?” What about so-called “assault weapon” legislation to ban all or most semiautomatic rifles, shotguns and handguns?
Or worse still, will the next President actually propose gun ban bill for Congress to pass?
Now is the time for law-abiding gun owners to contact each and every remaining declared presidential candidate to insist that they sign the CCRKBA 2008 Presidential Gun Rights Pledge to, if elected: “neither seek, support or sign any legislation to renew or expand the ban on so-called ‘assault weapons’ and veto any such measure coming to my desk; not support or sign any legislation designed to close a mythical ‘gun show loophole;’ but support efforts to expand concealed carry by law-abiding American citizens and sign legislation that would require all states to honor the concealed carry licenses issued by other states or face loss of federal funding; and nominate strict constructionist judges to the federal bench, including the U.S. Supreme Court should a seat there become vacant.
The campaigns of the remaining presidential candidates may be contacted as follows: Hillary Clinton, 703-469-2008, http://www.hillaryclinton.com/help/contact; Barack Obama, 312-819-2008, http://barackobama.com/page/s/contact2; Mike Huckabee, 501-324-2008, information@explorehuckabee.com; John McCain, 703-418-2008, into@mccain08hq.com; Ron Paul, 703-248-9115, http://www.ronpaul2008.com/contact/form.
A sample pledge form is available at http://www.saf.org/sample.2008.presidential.gun.rights.pledge.pdf.