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Fiery Republican Congressmen Demanding Concealed Carry ReciprocityDear Friend: I have some exciting news to give you from the nation’s capital. We have been on the phone with Capitol Hill offices this week. And our lobbyists have been walking the halls of Congress, after the tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. By all accounts, Republican members of Congress are more fired up than ever to get concealed carry reciprocity legislation passed. One office told me yesterday that his boss was furious that Congress has been dragging its collective feet on the gun issue. Your activism is also helping tremendously. The alert that I sent out on Wednesday to GOA grassroots members has resulted in a new wave of emails being sent to Congress. Republican lawmakers are more emboldened than ever. But not everyone is happy about this. The New York Times reported yesterday that:
The emboldened response on the right [in Congress] illustrated how much the center of gravity has shifted in the gun debate. As Republican lawmakers grow more uniformly conservative ... few prominent voices in the party are willing to support gun control measures.
The anti-gun Left is dispiritedYou can’t blame the New York Times for not trying. The Times trolled the ranks of congressional Republicans, desperately seeking new converts for gun control in the wake of the shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise (LA). And what did they find? Just the opposite! According to the Times:
Republican members ... demand that existing restrictions on gun access be loosened so that people facing similar attacks are able to defend themselves. (Emphasis added.)Pro-gun Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) put it this way:
Had there not been a member of House leadership present, ... it would have become the biggest act of political terrorism in years, if not ever.Garrett’s solution? “Allow the most law-abiding among us to defend themselves.” And Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) echoed Garrett’s sentiments, stating: “I assure you: I have a carry permit. I will be carrying when I’m out and about.”
Gun Control has failed miserablyThe gun control crazies have tried SO hard to exploit the victims of Wednesday’s tragic events for political gain. But the fact is that the shooter -- I’m not going to give him the dignity of using his name -- got his gun in one of the three most anti-gun states in the country. I have been doing lots of radio and TV media in the wake of the shooting -- in addition to other spokesmen here at Gun Owners of America. And the constant theme we are making is that while gun control is a huge failure, good guys with guns will save lives. GOA is also promoting several articles and memes on Social Media to get out the truth surrounding this week’s events. Here are just a sampling:
* Background checks didn't prevent the Alexandria Shooter from buying firearms.
* The media hastily assumed the Alexandria Shooter used an AR-15, they were wrong.