Skip to comments.Dueling billboards: CCRKBA, ISRA v. Mayors, Bloomberg; Notes from a gun show
Posted on 03/01/2011 7:29:40 PM PST by marktwain
Todays news coverage will tell whether the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has a message with broader appeal than anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Call it Northeast elitism versus Northwest common sense.
Their two opposing rolling billboard campaigns collide today in Chicago, and it may not be the last time these polar opposites attract attention in the same venue.
This column discussed the CCRKBA campaign here, which is getting help for todays activities from the Illinois State Rifle Association. ISRA is the group that partnered with CCRKBAs sister organization, the Second Amendment Foundation also based in Bellevue on the landmark Supreme Court gun rights case, McDonald v. City of Chicago. Last June 28, the high court ruled for SAF and ISRA, incorporating the Second Amendment to the states through the 14th Amendment, effectively ending Chicagos handgun ban and putting other cities and state governments on notice that henceforth, gun laws must recognize that owning a gun is a fundamental civil right, protected by the Second Amendment.
The roving billboard consists of two large truck-mounted panels advertising the fact that, on a daily basis, approximately 2,200 Americans utilize firearms to protect themselves from rape, robbery, murder and assault a fact conveniently overlooked by the "mainstream media."
Bloomberg and MAIG launched their billboard campaign a couple of weeks ago. Today is CCRKBAs inaugural event, according to CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. Their rolling billboard campaign will linger in Illinois, northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin for the next few days.
Bloombergs billboard message tells people that on average, 34 Americans die everyday from gun violence.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
That is why the authoritarians on the Left always feel the need to control what we can say, and where we can say it.
When your ideas arent worth the paper they are written on, you have to control how other people present their ideas.
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