BELLEVUE, WA – In a scathing Op-Ed sent to newspapers around the country, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and CCRKBA Communications Director and a career journalist have deplored the Democratic Party leadership for endorsing, by their silence, the decision by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban and confiscate so-called “semiautomatic assault weapons” from citizens in that country.

After criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton for their remarks on Twitter that support the New Zealand gun grab, Gottlieb and Workman write, “not a single Democrat in Congress, and none of the Democrats now running for president have disavowed those sentiments, while reminding their constituents that our Constitution would not allow such parliamentary tyranny. There was not a single affirmative reference to the Second Amendment.

“Nobody in the media has raised this issue,” they add, “signaling an alarming complicity of philosophy.”

“By their silence,” the co-authors observe, “the entire national Democratic Party, and especially those Democrats hoping to replace Donald Trump in 2020, have erased any doubt that they have graduated from being the ‘party of gun control’ to being the ‘party of gun confiscation.’”

The Op-Ed reflects the concerns of millions of gun owners and Second Amendment activists that if Democrats ever again achieve full control of Congress, the White House and state legislatures, “they would erase the Second Amendment in a heartbeat.”

Equally distressing, they note, is the call for abolition of the Electoral College, which guarantees that a few states cannot dominate the politics of the entire nation. “They forget that the United States is a Constitutional Republic, where the rights of the minority cannot be crushed by the tyranny of the majority,” the authors write.

“We’re sending this Op-Ed to newspapers across the country,” Gottlieb said. “We’re going to see whether they are interested enough in diversity of opinion to actually print it.”