BELLEVUE, WA – This week’s endorsement of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton by 17 gun prohibition lobbying groups amounts to a red flare warning to gun owners that their rights are on the line, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

On Tuesday, anti-gun-rights organizations officially threw their support behind Clinton. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said this “is literally a message carved in stone” for Second Amendment activists that a Clinton victory translates to a defeat for liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.

“Clinton has already been caught on audio stating that she thinks the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment,” Gottlieb recalled. “Now she is basking in the warm glow of the gun grabbers. Her campaign is signaling to American gun owners that if she wins the White House, their rights are going to be trampled.

“The time for division within the ranks of firearms owners is past,” he continued. “Gun owners need to vote, not just in the presidential race, but also to determine majorities in the House and Senate. This year’s election is truly for all the marbles. We’re talking about everything from right to carry to legal ownership of modern sporting rifles. The future direction of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts will be determined by who occupies the Oval Office and holds the U.S. Senate majority.

“There is no excuse for not voting,” Gottlieb said. “It’s not just a right, it’s a responsibility. Anti-gunners are already preparing to celebrate. They think they’ve got us. They think the Second Amendment is within their grasp and they’re eager to turn this right that protects all the other rights into a strictly-regulated government privilege.

“Everything that gun owners have fought for is on the line,” he observed, “and nothing made that more clear than Tuesday’s gun control endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Apathy is a luxury that gun owners cannot afford. Don’t let someone else, especially a gun prohibitionist, decide your future.”