BELLEVUE, WA â€“ Thanks to the Brady Campaignâ€™s list of endorsements for the Nov. 7 elections, which almost exclusively went to Democrats, it is now clear that the Democrat Partyâ€™s anti-gun philosophy really hasnâ€™t changed, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today.
â€œFor several years,â€ observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb, â€œDemocrats have been carefully crafting their rhetoric to conceal their anti-gun agenda. They have espoused â€˜supportâ€™ for the Second Amendment and individual gun rights, but the anti-gun rights Brady Campaignâ€™s list of endorsements belies any pro-gun positions the party has professed.
â€œIt is now all-too-clear to this nationâ€™s gun owners,â€ Gottlieb continued, â€œthat Democrats still adhere to a philosophy that sees this important constitutionally-protected right as nothing more than a privilege that they would erode at every opportunity, because they already have.
â€œCongressional Democrats are salivating at the prospect of taking over powerful committees, and Californiaâ€™s perennial anti-gunner Nancy Pelosi is poised to become the next House Speaker,â€ Gottlieb observed. â€œHow can American gun owners trust the Democrats as a party when so many of their leaders continually receive, and embrace, endorsements from an extremist anti-gun organization?
â€œThe Brady Campaign endorsements are like a shot across the bow of every American citizen who values his or her constitutional right to own a firearm,â€ Gottlieb said. â€œThe Second Amendment and various state constitutional protections arenâ€™t about duck hunting or target shooting, and they never were. They are about protecting our right to protect ourselves and our families; theyâ€™re about liberty and freedom, and about what sets America apart from everyone else, as the greatest nation on earth.
â€œBy accepting these endorsements from the Brady Campaign,â€ Gottlieb concluded, â€œDemocrats, and especially their party leadership, prove once again that they just donâ€™t understand this. Maybe it shows they never will.â€