BELLEVUE, Wash., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When anti-gun California Senator Barbara Boxer found herself confronted by Bernie Sanders supporters last week and she "feared for her safety," she surrounded herself with security, but the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today suggested an alternative: Maybe she should get a firearm.
"Oh, wait," acknowledged CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. "Boxer has traditionally supported restrictive gun laws to keep people disarmed, so she should try buying a gun and find out firsthand what it's like to be treated the same way as her constituents. She will discover that the laws she has favored are designed to keep average citizens unarmed and unable to defend themselves when they fear for their safety."
Boxer is a perennial anti-gunner who has always gone along with every gun control scheme her Democrat colleagues could dream up. Though she has managed to remain somewhat in the shadow of her more outspoken gun-grabbing colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein when it comes to guns, Boxer is no less a gun prohibitionist.
"Senator Boxer should consider what happened at the Nevada Democratic Convention as a learning moment," Gottlieb suggested. "But with her record on guns, it's doubtful she can really learn anything, because it would require her to give up her delusions about guns and abandon her double standard about who should be protected.
"Not everybody has the luxury of professional security around them," he observed. "Boxer's hypocrisy should be remembered by her constituents. She has labored to keep them vulnerable to threats while she has benefitted from the security provided by people with guns.
"We think Barbara Boxer should either give up her security and maybe get a gun for her own protection," Gottlieb concluded, "or she should forever after keep her mouth shut when it comes to new restrictions on the general public. She has been having it both ways for far too long, and last week's incident with Bernie backers should be a lesson."
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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