BELLEVUE, Wash., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' "Guns Save Lives" rolling billboard will be in Las Vegas this week, and will provide the backdrop for a rally this Wednesday morning, June 15, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Discount Firearms and Ammo, 3084 S. Highland Drive, Suite B Las Vegas, NV.
CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb will be speaking at the event. He said the "Guns Save Lives" campaign is a counter to an effort launched earlier this year by anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Bloomberg and MAIG hired a mobile billboard to promote gun control, and CCRKBA fought back. Gottlieb said Bloomberg's campaign "tells less than half of a story, so we're setting the record straight."
"We're answering Bloomberg's flash with genuine substance," Gottlieb stated. "Our campaign has visited several major cities to tell people what Bloomberg didn't tell them. Guns are legally used between 800,000 and 2.5 million times annually in self-defense situations. That's 2,100 to 6,800 people every day who successfully use firearms to defend themselves, or prevent a criminal attack. In the majority of those incidents, no shots are fired, so nobody is injured or killed. In some cases where shots are fired by armed citizens, several lives are saved."
CCRKBA has teamed up with the Second Amendment Foundation, which produced educational materials on firearms rights, the number of lives saved and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
"While Bloomberg has been shooting blanks," Gottlieb explained, "CCRKBA has been hitting the bull's eye with information Americans need to protect their civil rights.
"Bloomberg's campaign was a smokescreen," he said. "America needs to look behind the facade to see that his ultimate goal is to convince Congress to implement New York-style gun control laws, ban most semiautomatic firearms, stretch background checks out to between six and nine months, and to put gun shows out of business.
"No mayor, regardless how wealthy he is, should dictate to Congress or the people of Nevada the terms of their civil rights," Gottlieb said. "Bloomberg is spreading hysteria about gun rights. We're spreading the truth."
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.
SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms