Now that voters have chosen as President a candidate whose pre-election public record on Americans’ gun rights establish Barack Obama as the most potentially anti-gun president in our nation’s history, CCRKBA Members and Supporters and all freedom-loving Americans everywhere have our work cut out for us!
Supporters of the individual Second Amendment right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms constitute a potentially powerful political faction in our nation. According to estimates, there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Obama received fewer than 65 million votes in the national election on November 4.
We need to make sure that RKBA supporters are strong enough politically to withstand and overcome the assaults on our gun rights which now are bound to emanate from the White House and from gun grabbing extremists in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
It is most important for us to renew our acquaintances with our Senators and Representatives if they continue in office or to initiate our acquaintances with newly elected Senators and Representatives.
There’s nothing quite like personal constituent contact with a legislator. Make an appointment with your Representative and both of your Senators. Visit him or her individually or as part of a group of individuals and let the legislator know in polite but firm terms that you will brook no interference with your gun rights. Do it this month before the new Congress convenes on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in January 2009.
Follow up with continuing phone calls, letters, and emails to the legislators and to the legislators’ staffs, especially with staff members who are assigned to cover the issues of firearm rights and gun control.