JORDAN STEIN, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
It’s an amazing thing.
A Muslim radical used a Home Depot truck to kill eight people in New York City on Tuesday.
But the Mayor of the city and the Governor of the state just couldn’t resist efforts to call for more gun control at a news conference on Wednesday.
That’s right. Tuesday’s truck attack became an excuse for anti-gun politicians to call for more gun control! That’s real ignorance.
The fact is, the creep who killed eight people was finally stopped by a good guy with a gun — NYPD Officer Ryan Nash.
And more to the point, it’s possible that the bad guy could have been stopped even quicker if New York City didn’t have such ignorant restrictions on law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms.
Strike While the Iron is Hot, Now that Anti-Gunners are in Retreat
Despite the stupidity that was on display during Wednesday’s news conference, gun owners can breathe a short sigh of relief.
Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer has backed away from adding gun control to the budget bill, fearing consequences for Democrats in the midterm elections.
They know that gun control is a political loser, as Hillary Clinton can attest.
But given that gun control hurts anti-gun Democrats so much, the Republican leadership should be pouncing on the opportunity to push pro-gun legislation, right?
Well, that’s exactly the message that GOA is pushing on Capitol Hill.
And it will help our efforts tremendously if GOA activists all over the country urge their congressmen to lobby the House leadership and demand an immediate vote on concealed carry reciprocity.
Specifically, House leaders need to move H.R. 38, the concealed carry reciprocity bill, through the Judiciary Committee and onto the House floor for a vote.
Getting legislators to lobby the House leaders will go a long way to making sure that we get a vote on H.R. 38 soon.
This bill already has 212 cosponsors. This means that, with the additional supporters who will vote for this bill, H.R. 38 has more than enough pro-gun votes to pass the House.
There’s simply to reason why this bill should not be moved.
So please take action now to move this essential pro-gun bill. Again, each message is specially tailored to fit whether your congressman is a Republican or Democrat.
Used with the permission of Gun Owners of America.
Jordan Stein is Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America.