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PRISON RELEASE IDEA ‘AN OUTRAGE,’ SAYS CCRKBA; ADVISES CITIZENS TO ARM THEMSELVES
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) ^ | 4-4-08 | Unknown

Posted on 04/04/2008 3:45:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

NEWS RELEASE

Citizens Committee for the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
12500 N.E. Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA  98005

PRISON RELEASE IDEA ‘AN OUTRAGE,’ SAYS CCRKBA; ADVISES CITIZENS TO ARM THEMSELVES

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2008

BELLEVUE, WA – Reports that state lawmakers are considering the release of thousands of prison inmates across the country to save money amount to a public outrage, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.



The Associated Press reported Friday morning that legislators in several states are considering the move to prop up state budgets. One report said those released might include “drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.”

“Before we waste time wondering what raving lunatics are behind this idea,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, so-author of America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age, published by Merril Press, “it seems more prudent to advise the citizens who are faced with this ominous proposal that now would be a good time to start exercising their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. After all, the message that this sends to the public seems pretty simple: If you don’t own a gun, get one. If you’re not licensed to carry, you better apply now because cash-strapped state lawmakers obviously don’t care about the crime wave they’re about to unleash.”

At least eight states, according to the report, are considering early inmate releases to save money. The list includes Kentucky, California, Mississippi and Rhode Island; all states with serious budget crises on their hands.


“This idea is beyond crazy,” Gottlieb observed. “It borders on criminal malfeasance. With all the billions of dollars that Americans pay in taxes, it is both alarming and pathetic that legislatures find themselves without the funds to provide basic public safety, and that includes funding prisons to keep criminals where they belong, instead of turning them loose to prey on the public. Maybe instead of releasing hardened criminals, state governments should release a lot of bureaucrats to the unemployment lines. Lawmakers whose wasteful spending practices put their budgets in this mess ought to be held accountable in November.

“This is a wake-up call for all taxpayers – gun owners and non-gun owners alike – to start asking some very tough questions about how lawmakers are spending their money,” he concluded. “In the meantime, realizing that local police are already outmanned and stretched to the limit, citizens will have to take a greater responsibility for their own safety, and that includes being armed. The same lawmakers who typically support laws to take our guns are now leaving the public with no alternative but to arm themselves.”

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: idiots; politicians; prisoners
Why not just send all the guards home, open the prison doors, and stop enforcing the laws? That would save huge amounts of money.
1 posted on 04/04/2008 3:45:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

But they WILL keep enforcing the traffic laws - revenue enhancement don’t you know?


2 posted on 04/04/2008 3:48:16 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Reports that state lawmakers are considering the release of thousands of prison inmates across the country to save money amount to a public outrage"

These "lawmakers" need to be removed from office immediately. They've failed to do the job we've elected them to do. Take back control of this nation.

3 posted on 04/04/2008 3:52:03 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“The list includes Kentucky, California,”

The story is from Washington, I have to wonder if Oregon is in there, too. My, the I-5 corridor is going to get interesting all the way up and down the left coast.


4 posted on 04/04/2008 3:55:16 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Why not just send all the guards home, open the prison doors borders, and stop enforcing the laws?

There. I fixed it for ya.
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5 posted on 04/04/2008 4:15:49 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
If you’re not licensed to carry, you better apply now

Unless you live in Illinois or Wisconsin.

6 posted on 04/04/2008 4:24:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Release prisoners, or eliminate legislators’ staffs.

Wonder which the citizenry would choose.

Maybe a few activists should start writing some initiatives, and find out.


7 posted on 04/04/2008 7:26:35 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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