BELLEVUE, Wash., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) added the National Arms Association of Spain (ANARMA) as a new member of the international gun rights association working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. ANARMA joins 19 other groups from 10 countries on five different continents that represent millions of firearm owners and citizens concerned about civilian arms rights.
"Our international coalition is growing by the day with groups like ANARMA as new allies in securing the universal right to keep and bear arms," said IAPCAR executive director, Philip Watson.
"I think the positive dialogue on civilian arms rights is only going to grow as we've recently added the Austrian group SPSC and now ANARMA of Spain as new members." Watson observed.
As Spain's highest profile gun rights advocacy association, ANARMA also runs the popular online website (http://anarma.org).
Guy Weisz, ANARMA's VP of communication technology and press confirmed ANARMA's membership with IAPCAR.
Julianne Versnel, director of operations for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) established IAPCAR to serve as a vehicle to unify arms rights groups against international threats to the human right of self-defense and the legitimate use of guns.
"IAPCAR strongly opposes any U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that infringes on national sovereignty and the individual right to keep arms," said SAF's Versnel.
CCRKBA's Gottlieb added, "Events over the past decade have emphasized the urgent need to protect the individual right to defend oneself and one's family against grave threats, including crime, civil unrest and terrorism. IAPCAR is dedicated to preserving this human right."
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
SOURCE Second Amendment Foundation