BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is today encouraging its members and supporters to contact their U.S. Senators and urge them to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next United States Attorney General.
"Jeff Sessions is a man who clearly understands the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "He doesn't merely 'support' the Second Amendment with lip service, he has defended it against erosion by anti-gunners during his Capitol Hill career."
The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up Sessions' nomination Tuesday morning.
"Senate confirmation of Jeff Sessions as our next Attorney General will bring about much-needed change at the Department of Justice," Gottlieb continued. "Instead of promoting or defending schemes that impact law-abiding Americans, his track record shows that he will go after genuine criminals.
"Senator Sessions has fought proposals that sought to ban firearms," he added, "and he also opposed the nominations of both Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court because of their anti-Second Amendment records."
Gottlieb recently suggested that the next Attorney General appoint an assistant whose job will be to seek out and challenge state and local gun laws that infringe on the Second Amendment.
"The nation is in serious need of an attorney general who knows the difference between civil rights and criminal wrongs," Gottlieb concluded.
The U.S. Capitol Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121. To reach your senator via e-mail, log onto http://www.senate.gov/general/contacting.htm
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) 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.
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