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Restore the Fourth to hold protests on July 4th for Fourth Amendment rights

Restore the Fourth to hold protests on July 4th for Fourth Amendment rights

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by RTF staff Restore the Fourth maintains that justification of the Fourth Amendment beyond the original text need not be given; the legitimacy of which is self-evident. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be…

CCRKBA lauds Gov. Perry’s repeal of onerous knife restrictions

CCRKBA lauds Gov. Perry’s repeal of onerous knife restrictions

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by CCRKBA staff BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing a repeal of the Lone Star State’s ban on so-called “switchblade” knives, thanks largely to efforts by Knife Rights, a group CCRKBA has supported from…

CCRKBA condemns Obama justice department probes of reporters

CCRKBA condemns Obama justice department probes of reporters

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by CCRKBA staff   BELLEVUE, WA – Citing concerns about First Amendment erosion based on revelations about covert Justice Department probes of journalists, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called the government snooping “deplorable, if not despicable.” “It is disturbing that James Rosen, who…

New data proves gun control rhetoric is wrong

New data proves gun control rhetoric is wrong

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by CCRKBA staff   BELLEVUE, WA – Newly-released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) proves that more guns in private hands do not lead to more murders, and a Pew Research study showing widespread ignorance of this fact suggests that the public has been misled, the Citizens Committee…

GAO says ONCDP not achieving drug goals

GAO says ONCDP not achieving drug goals

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by Phillip Smith   Just a day after the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP-the drug czar’s office) released its latest annual national drug control strategy, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report finding that ONDCP has fallen well short of goals enunciated in its 2010 national…

CCRKBA calls for universal background checks on all elected officials

CCRKBA calls for universal background checks on all elected officials

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by CCRKBA staff BELLEVUE, WA – “If politicians want universal background checks, we should start with them,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He pointed to recent political scandals in the New York Legislature, which just passed a new restrictive…

SAF sues Nebraska over carry prohibition for resident aliens

SAF sues Nebraska over carry prohibition for resident aliens

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by SAF staff BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today [April 1] filed a motion for injunctive relief against Nebraska officials over a statutory prohibition that prevents non-citizens legally residing in the state from obtaining a concealed carry permit. SAF filed the lawsuit on behalf of 68-year-old Carlos Nino…

House members file bipartisan “Respect States’ Marijuana Laws Act”

House members file bipartisan “Respect States’ Marijuana Laws Act”

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by Phillip Smith A bi-partisan group of US representatives led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Friday introduced legislation that would end the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have either legalized it or adopted medical marijuana laws. That would bring 18 medical marijuana states and two legalization states…

DEA targets FedEx, UPS in online pharmacy battle

DEA targets FedEx, UPS in online pharmacy battle

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by Phillip Smith Charged with cracking down on the diversion of prescription drugs, the DEA has pursed doctors, pharmacists, pharmacy chains, and wholesale drug suppliers. It has now turned a baleful eye on shipping companies as well, with differing results — at least so far. The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday…

SAF defends women’s right of self-defense at UN

SAF defends women’s right of self-defense at UN

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by SAF staff BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today defended the right of women to defend themselves with firearms during testimony at the United Nations regarding the proposed Arms Trade Treaty. Speaking for SAF was Julianne Versnel, who was also representing the American Conservative Union. She told the…
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