CCRKBA


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 ccrkba.org or by email to [email protected]

Most Recent Articles by CCRKBA:

CCRKBA: ‘N.J. GOV. MURPHY RIGHT, LET’S TALK ABOUT GUN POLICY…FAILURES’

Jun 18, 2018 — CCRKBA

CCRKBA: 'NJ Gov. Murphy Right, Let's Talk About Gun Policy…Failures'
BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms agrees with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy that the aftermath of Sunday’s shooting incident in Trenton is a great time to “talk about gun policy,” especially how it has disastrously failed to protect his state’s law abiding citizens.


CCRKBA RIPS HYPOCRISY OF ANTI-GUN CHICAGO PRIEST

Jun 5, 2018 — CCRKBA

Father Michael Pfleger
BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on the Chicago Archdiocese to conduct a full, impartial and public investigation into whether anti-gun Father Michael Pfleger employs armed security, following the arrest of a man outside of the cleric’s church more than a week ago.

“The man arrested outside Pfleger’s St. Sabina church was carrying a firearm with an expired Firearm Owner’s Identification card, which gun owners must have in Illinois,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “A church spokesperson has said the man is not a ‘bodyguard’ for the outspoken Catholic priest. Well, we want to know exactly what he was doing outside that church, with a firearm, since he’s been described as Pfleger’s security and has apparently been with Pfleger at several community events.


HOW COME THEY NEVER BLAME THE MURDERER, CCRKBA WONDERS

May 22, 2018 — CCRKBA

HOW COME THEY NEVER BLAME THE MURDERER, CCRKBA WONDERS
BELLEVUE, WA – In the wake of another school shooting in America, it is time to ask the gun prohibition lobbying groups now exploiting the tragedy why they never blame the murderer, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms noted today.

“Over the weekend,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety was quick to push its gun control agenda, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility was asking for donations to ‘take a stand…against the gun lobby.’ When was the last time either of these groups demanded swift justice and certainty of punishment for the actual perpetrators?


Maybe Schneiderman Needs Self Control, Not Gun Control

May 8, 2018 — CCRKBA

Maybe Schneiderman Needs Self Control, Not Gun Control
BELLEVUE, WA – Allegations about physical violence against women that prompted anti-gun New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign late Monday once again suggest a double standard exercised by those who want to “control other people and their firearms, but apparently can’t control themselves,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Schneiderman, who filed a lawsuit in February against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein related to allegations of sexual misconduct, now is accused by four women of engaging in behavior described in published reports as “mental and physical abuse.


CCRKBA Asks Sessions to Withhold Funds From Those That Violate 2A Rights

Apr 9, 2018 — CCRKBA

CCRKBA Asks Sessions to Withhold Funds From Those That Violate 2A Rights
BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has written to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, requesting that the Department of Justice withhold funds from any local or state government that adopts policies that infringe on the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

“The liberal municipal governments of such cities as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle, and states including New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Massachusetts should not be receiving taxpayer funds while violating the constitutional rights of those taxpayers,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “It is ironic that all of those places are willing to spend millions of dollars to attack the rights of gun owners, when they should be protecting civil and constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment.”


Oregon Initiative Bares Prohibition Agenda of Anti-Gunners

Mar 22, 2018 — CCRKBA

Oregon Initiative Bares Prohibition Agenda of Anti-Gunners
BELLEVUE, WA – The language of newly-filed Initiative 42 in Oregon has bared the true intent of gun control by requiring that so-called “assault weapons” be sold, surrendered, registered or removed from the state, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The initiative, filed by a Portland-based “interfaith religious group” needs 88,000 signatures by July 6 to be placed on the November ballot in Oregon. Under the measure, if legal gun owners don’t turn in, dispose of or register their semi-auto rifles, they would face felony charges.


Blaming Gun Rights for FBI, Sheriff’s Failures in Florida is Insane—CCRKBA

Feb 25, 2018 — CCRKBA

Blaming Gun Rights for FBI, Sheriff's Failures in Florida is Insane
BELLEVUE, WA — The devastating revelation that a sheriff’s deputy stood outside while students were being murdered inside a Florida high school shows that the government failed massively, and efforts to blame gun rights for the tragedy are dishonest and insane, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

“Since last week’s horror in Parkland,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “the country has learned that the authorities had multiple warnings about the shooting suspect and repeatedly failed to act. The gun-free school zones law failed. And yet anti-gunners want to blame firearms and penalize law-abiding gun owners.


Don’t Penalize Gun Owners For Government Foul-Ups

Feb 17, 2018 — CCRKBA

Don't Penalize Gun Owners For Government Foul-Ups

BELLEVUE, WA – The bombshell admission by the FBI that it was tipped about the suspect in Wednesday’s tragic school shooting, and yet did nothing, provides damning evidence that it is the government that should be blamed, not American gun owners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“The FBI has admitted that it received a tip about the suspect’s disturbing behavior and comments on social media back in January, but didn’t follow up on the information,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “On top of that, the public has learned that police in Broward County had been called to the suspect’s residence more than 30 times over the past few years


CCRKBA HAILS CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY VICTORY

Dec 6, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s passage of concealed carry reciprocity legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives is a victory for American gun owners and the Second Amendment, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

H.R. 38 was passed by the House and now moves to the U.S. Senate for debate and action.


‘FIX THE FIX NICS’ BILL WOULD MAKE LEGISLATION STRONGER

Dec 4, 2017 — CCRKBA

National Instant Check System
BELLEVUE, WA – When Congress considers legislation, possibly this week, to “fix” the National Instant Check System (NICS), it should also adopt amendments that will cut down on false positives and make other changes to prevent unwarranted denials, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“We’re calling it the ‘Fix the Fix NICS’ bill,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “because these amendments will make this legislation better.”


Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act On The Move

Nov 30, 2017 — CCRKBA

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act On The Move
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee began markup today on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The act may pass to the House floor as quickly as early next week. This important act would preserve your right to bear arms as you travel across state lines, and protect you from the current patchwork of varying state laws that can result in licensed owners unintentionally violating the law and suffering dire legal consequences. Your voice is needed now!


LEGAL SYSTEM, GUN LAW FAILURES ALLOWED RANCHO TEHAMA RAMPAGE, SAYS CCRKBA

Nov 16, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – The horrible truth emerging in the aftermath of the Rancho Tehama Reserve rampage is that California’s legal system and restrictive gun control laws failed miserably, allowing killer Kevin Neal to remain loose and commit mass mayhem, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“After Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston’s acknowledgement that his department knew, or at least suspected, that Neal had firearms in violation of a court order and did not take proactive steps, it is clear that the legal system in Tehama County, if not the entire state, is a train wreck,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Johnston’s revelation that Neal had four guns illegally, and that he was able to manufacture two rifles at home prove that the state’s Draconian gun control laws are a joke to be laughed at by any criminal or crazy person who wants a gun.”


ANTI-GUNNERS STYMIED BY FACTS IN TEXAS SHOOTING, SAYS CCRKBA

Nov 9, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – As more facts emerge from the tragic Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting, gun prohibitionists and their cheerleaders in the media are stymied in their efforts to exploit this case, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“The perpetrator’s rampage was stopped by a law abiding citizen, using an AR15-type rifle,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The shooter bought his guns at retail and passed background checks because the military failed to forward his criminal records to the National Instant Check System. Now it is being reported that the gunman once escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico.


‘FINANCING GUN CONTROL, SAN FRANCISCO 49ers ARE LOSERS ON, OFF FIELD’

Oct 30, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – While the San Francisco 49ers racked up their eight consecutive defeat over the weekend, the team’s announcement last week that it is contributing $500,000 to gun control efforts just might seal their fate as losers on a different level in the eyes of millions of American gun owners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“We’re throwing a flag on this play,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “After weeks of protests at various NFL games that have seen players disrespect the National Anthem, resulting in sliding television ratings and fan     disapproval, giving a half-million dollars to people who attack gun rights is worse than a clipping penalty.


CCRKBA SAYS TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS ACTED CORRECTLY ON OVERRIDE

Oct 27, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s override by the Tennessee Legislature of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s veto of a bill allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms into restaurants and bars that serve alcohol will help dispel the myth that armed citizens cannot be trusted in such environments, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms stated.

The new statute retains the prohibition against armed citizens actually consuming alcohol, and it also allows restaurants to ban guns in their establishments. It takes effect on July 14 following a bipartisan 21-9 override vote in the Senate Thursday.


HALLOWEEN MASK DOESN’T HIDE MISSION OF GIFFORDS’ ANTI-GUN GROUP, SAYS CCRKBA

Oct 26, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – Changing the name of her anti-gun “Americans for Responsible Solutions” doesn’t change the mission of former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords’ lobbying group, and it won’t fool anybody, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, announced that their organization will henceforth be known as “Giffords.” But CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb recalled that when Handgun Control, Inc. changed its name to the Brady Campaign several years ago, the group continued to lobby for every restrictive gun control scheme that came along.


CCRKBA SAYS FOLLOW SAAMI GUIDELINES FOR CARE OF FLOOD-DAMAGED GUNS

Sep 8, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – Gun owners in the southeast, Texas and other areas where the summer is producing flooding and record storms can benefit from some timely advice on gun maintenance and restoration from flooding, and how to handle submerged ammunition, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) offers a very useful guide on the subject titled “Guidance on Firearms That Have Been Submerged or Exposed to Extensive Amounts of Water.” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb advises anyone whose valuable firearms have been affected by flooding to get a copy.


ARMED CITIZEN NUMBERS EXPAND NATIONWIDE, SAYS CCRKBA

Jul 21, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – A new report on concealed carry in the United States, with an updated estimate of more than 16.3 million legally licensed armed citizens, shows that a growing number of Americans are taking responsibility for their own safety, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The 61-page report – “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2017” – was released by the Crime Prevention Research Center this week. It was authored by CPRC founder John Lott, who will be speaking at the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Dallas Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

“John’s report comes at a critical moment when Congress should be discussing national concealed carry reciprocity legislation that was introduced in January,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We’re impressed with the numbers as the report suggests that interest in personal protection has continued to grow this year.


THIRD FAST & FURIOUS REPORT SHOWS PATTERN OF OBSTRUCTION

Jun 23, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – The third report on the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal strongly suggests that the Department of Justice under then-Attorney General Eric Holder engaged in obstruction of Congress, the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“We took our time examining the 262-page report,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and we are appalled. It has taken six years since hearings were held in 2011 on that Obama administration scandal for this report to be released, and what this document shows is a pattern of deliberate stonewalling by an administration that claimed to be the most transparent in history.


ARMED CITIZENS CATCH DANGEROUS ESCAPEES AND ANTI-GUNNERS ARE MUM

Jun 17, 2017 — CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – When two armed citizens held a pair of dangerous prison escapees at gunpoint for police in Tennessee Thursday, they stopped a crime spree and earned the gratitude of all law-abiding citizens, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms declared.

“This incident underscores the importance of an individual citizen’s right to keep and bear arms,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “These two rural homeowners are heroes and America owes them a debt of gratitude. We’re not surprised that the gun control lobby is suddenly suffering lockjaw. This is the kind of news they despise because it reinforces the validity of an armed citizenry.”