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CCRKBA Calls For Universal Background Checks On All Elected Officials.

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- “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 gun control law, where a state senator and state assemblyman were arrested last week, as “one small example.”

“But look at politics in recent years,” Gottlieb observed. “From state and federal scandals, to arrests involving several members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, we have had example after embarrassing example of public officials being charged with violating various laws. Does anyone think former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who had to quit his post over a lewd e-mail scandal, should clear a mental health screening to buy a gun?

“If you compare percentages,” he continued, “the rate of criminal activity by politicians is probably far higher than the rate of crimes committed by the general public.

“What this underscores,” he said, “is the reason gun laws don’t work and never will. People who make the laws we have to live under break them anyway, just like criminals routinely disobey gun laws. Based on their own experience, politicians should know that the gun laws they pass will not prevent crime.”

Gottlieb pointed to crooks like former Louisiana Congressman Bill Jefferson, sent to prison after authorities found $90,000 in his freezer during an investigation. He cited former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, now in prison for racketeering and extortion.

“It is both sad and disgraceful that the list goes on and on,” Gottlieb said. “There are politicians with domestic violence problems, others who accepted bribes, some who stole money or were involved in other criminal acts.

“No wonder citizens are disgusted with politicians and don’t trust them,” he concluded, adding tongue-in-cheek, “And these people want to know why there’s a run on guns and ammunition?”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.

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  • 11 User comments to “A Background Check We Can All Support”

    1. Lochlyn Grendelsson on April 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM said:

      Absolutely – and start with the Usurper!

    2. WhoWuddaThunkIt on April 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM said:

      Yes, background checks and any and all elected officials and Federal employees should also undergo Universal Drug Testing. They need to be under the same rules they impose on others.

    3. Where is the petition to demand a background check on all U.S. politicians? Lets start with D.C. and New York.We have a monumental task cleaning up this damn mess but it is possible if we stand together and speak as ONE.Where do I sign up?

    4. AMEN to that !!

    5. After the fiasco that put Obamass in the White House there can be no question of the necessity for extremely in depth background check on ALL elected officials at every level , not only for criminal behavior but for communist and or other doctrines incompatible with our constitutional republic as well .

    6. Don Luck on April 11, 2013 at 4:57 PM said:

      Obummer won’t allow and couldn’t pass a background check of any kind !

    7. Forwarding attention to article to Fox News crews.

    8. DaveGinOly on April 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM said:

      Want a glaring, outstanding example of a politician breaking the law? Read this:
      http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17989

      Then read this:
      No State shall, without the Consent of Congress…enter into any Agreement or Compact…with a Foreign Power…
      US Constitution, Article I, section 10, clause 4

      What are the odds Gov. Brown doesn’t have the mandated “Consent of Congress”? I’ve sent an e-mail to his office asking him to send me a copy of the consent. I am not holding my breath. I will be writing to Speaker Boehner, pointing out this CA/China agreement, asking if Congress gave consent, and asking what he intends to do about if Gov. Brown didn’t acquire it. Boehner is obligated protect the integrity of the Constitution and the prerogatives and jurisdiction of the Congress.

    9. retiredmedtech on April 12, 2013 at 4:41 AM said:

      suggestion for background checks-make everyone have a voter ID that will also serve as a criminal background check…

    10. Great article. I recall what Sarah Palin said: “Background checks, whats a dandy idea Mr.President, we will start with you first.”
      The hypocrisy of the obama admin is nauseating. obama sucks!
      Constitution was not created by accident. It was not a frivolous effort. Constituion is for the moral people, unfit for others. Get it thru your head, obama.

    11. I appreciate and agree with the entire article! My question is “Is this just a temporary pendulum swing or will more extreme measures be necessary?” Forum after forum, comment section after comment section, say the same thing (on the Conservative side, of course. I don’t even venture into Progressive bastions of “devolutionary” fantasies!) yet compromise only comes from this side. I know we’re the adults supervising the Rave, but when is the time we need to say “enough is enough. Go home to your bath salts, kiddies?

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