BELLEVUE, WA – A Seattle-based gun prohibition lobbying group has reached a new low, siding with rioters, looters and urban terrorists in Portland, Oregon in an attempt to smear law-abiding gun owners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“We’ve seen some outrageous claims by the gun control crowd over the years,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “but Friday’s fund raising appeal that tried to blame federal agents dispatched to Portland to protect federal property for continued riots is simply unconscionable.”

The Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a billionaire-backed anti-gun rights group, claims “federal agents have descended on the city turning the largely peaceful protests against racism and police brutality into violent clashes.”

“Like their usual anti-gun rhetoric,” Gottlieb observed, “the false image of Portland’s protests the Alliance is trying to create is a myth and they know it. Street thugs, using legitimate demonstrations as cover, have rampaged in downtown Portland for about two months before the Trump administration sent federal agents to protect Government property.

“Maybe the Alliance doesn’t care about the attempts by some rioters to blind officers by shining lasers in their eyes,” he added. “What’s next, blaming match companies for the arson at the Portland Police Association offices?

The Alliance also criticizes President Trump for sending federal agents to Chicago in an effort to stem the bloody violence that has taken over that city’s streets.

“Would they rather allow the Windy City bloodshed to continue,” he wondered. “Are they hoping for a higher body count, just so they can exploit the violence to push a gun control agenda that has been a complete failure?

“It’s bad enough these wealthy elitists want to disarm law-abiding citizens,” he stated. “Now they’re openly supporting urban terrorists who’ve been costing taxpayers and private businesses tens of millions of dollars. No wonder so many more Americans are buying guns for personal protection.

“I would say ‘shame on these people’ if I thought it would matter,” Gottlieb said, “but past experience shows they have no shame, only a political agenda, and they’ll reach as low as they must in order to achieve their anti-gun rights goals.”