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Conservative groups plan Gun Appreciation Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed Saturday, Jan. 19, “Gun Appreciation Day” and begun urging Americans nationwide to show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges, and shows from coast to coast.
Scheduled to send a message to Washington two days before Obama’s second inauguration, “Gun Appreciation Day” is expected to rival “Chick-fil-A Day” as a public statement of protest against government policies.
“The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people,” said Gun Appreciation Day chairman Larry Ward, president of Political Media Inc. “If the American people don’t fight back now, Obama will do to the Second Amendment what he has already done to the First with ObamaCare -- gut it without a moment’s thought to our basic constitutional rights.”
Gun Appreciation Day currently includes the following coalition members: Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC, Citizens and Country, Social Security Institute, Committee to Draft Judge Andrew Napolitano, Conservative Action Alerts, Women Warriors PAC, Conservative Action Fund, and Political Media Inc. Additional organizations are expected to join in the days ahead.
Gun Appreciation Day member organizations are urging their supporters to line up “around the block” at gun stores, gun counters, gun shows, and gun ranges to protest the Obama administration’s post-Sandy Hook assault on gun rights. The organizations expect to reach more than 50 million Americans over the next two weeks in support of Gun Appreciation Day online, on air, and in their members’ inboxes.
Gun rights movement leader Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, stated, “We need to ban politicians who assault our rights, not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack.”
“We have never had a president who so callously disregards the Constitution, Congress, the courts, and the will of the American people,” Ward said. “And that’s why this outpouring of public support is so important for our constitutional safeguards to keep and bear arms. If, as this president claims, the American people are at risk from murderous rampagers, the logical solution is to arm, not present a docile target.”
For more, visit www.gunappreciationday.com.
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