September 2008

Monday, September 1st, 2008

For this month’s Citizen Action Project, we’re asking CCRKBA Members and Supporters to take as active a part as you can in helping us promote what well may be our last chance this year to secure support for a pro-gun bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
That bill is H.R. 6691, the proposed Second Amendment Enforcement Act, discussed in some detail in this issue of Point Blank.
This bill is significant. It’s important to do what we can in the limited time available to us to try to see it brought to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and voted on there.
The June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller declared that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms and that the D.C. ban on handgun possession in the home violates that constitutional right. This was a salient victory for American gun rights.
However, the D.C. government since then has been doing as much as it can to undermine that decision. If the D.C. government gets away with thumbing its nose at the Supreme Court like this on a gun rights issue, other gun grabbers in other jurisdictions will do the same.
H.R. 6691, if enacted into law, could put a stop to this nonsense.
Since Congress has jurisdiction over the District, a federal city, House passage of H.R. 6691 could go a long way towards nipping this outrage in the bud.
Visit, phone, write, and email your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to support H.R. 6691 as soon as Congress returns to the Nation’s Capital this month following the summer recess.