BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today announced a campaign to flood the White House with letters from American gun owners demanding that government put its energies into controlling the borders, rather than guns owned by law-abiding citizens.

“We intend to tell President Bush that American gun owners are tired of taking the heat, and the rap, for increasing numbers of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb. “We need to control our borders, not perfectly legal firearms. Our government should seriously restrict access to our country by people who have no right to be here, rather than restrict the gun rights of citizens.”

The first wave of CCRKBA’s campaign will reach a quarter-million gun owners over the next several days, to be followed by the distribution of 1.5 million bumper stickers, bearing the message “Border Control – Not Gun Control.”

“Our bumper sticker will be printed in both English and Spanish,” Gottlieb said, “so that everyone understands our message. We’re not going to let far-left anti-gunners like Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer use violent crime committed by illegal aliens to bolster their incessant campaign to take away our gun rights.”

Earlier this year, Gun Week, a national firearms newspaper, reported that estimates run as high as 30 percent of the 2 million prisoners now incarcerated in the nation’s prisons are illegal aliens.

“We know that an overwhelming number of outstanding homicide warrants in Los Angeles last year pointed to illegal aliens,” Gottlieb noted. “About two-thirds of all felony warrants there last year were reportedly for illegals. And yet the gun control crowd insists that taking away our gun rights will somehow quell this epidemic. These are the same people who want to give voting rights to illegal aliens to help elect left-wing anti-gun candidates.

“We want to deliver two million signed letters from every city in every state in the nation to the Oval Office, reminding President Bush that homeland security depends on tight border controls, not restrictive gun controls,” Gottlieb concluded.