18 July 2015

GOA Addresses the Chattanooga Massacre

From the Gun Owners of America:

Gun Owners of America has been working with several congressmen on Capitol Hill to introduce legislation to repeal the gun ban on military bases.

And we have good news!  Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) plans to introduce a bill early next week. 

And the office of Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) -- a former Marine himself -- has told GOA that he will be introducing a bill to allow military recruiters to carry firearms.

On the Senate side, GOA is working with Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) on similar legislation.
We will provide you updates as things develop.

It is imperative that this legislation get introduced and tacked on to a must-pass bill, because the sad truth is that more lives will perish if Congress does not repeal the ban on service members carrying guns.

“Our servicemen are sitting ducks at every military base in the country,” said GOA Director of 
Communications Erich Pratt.  “How is it that a concealed carry holder shopping at Wal-Mart has more rights than our soldiers who are also trained with firearms?”

Obviously, military bases are not the only gun-free zones that must be repealed.  So GOA is working to repeal the Gun Free School Zones Act and other gun bans.

All of these efforts are just part of the gun control “fabric” that needs to be torn apart, one piece at a time, and tossed into the trashcan of history.

We recognize that the Second Amendment protects our God-given right to own and carry firearms for protection.  But if we don’t repeal these infringements of our Second Amendment rights, then good people will end up behind bars for merely possessing guns for self-defense. 

That cannot be allowed to continue.  Stay tuned for future alerts on this matter.

ACTIONClick here and urge your Representative to become an original cosponsor of both the DesJarlais and Hunter bills. 

Please note that there are still no numbers assigned to these bills, as they are expected to be introduced next week.  However, by emailing your Congressman now, you will be helping Reps. DesJarlais and Hunter to get more original cosponsors.


Ed Bonderenka said...

“How is it that a concealed carry holder shopping at Wal-Mart has more rights than our soldiers who are also trained with firearms?”
We all know that as a military person, you forfeit some of your rights, but this should not be one of them.

Rev. Paul said...

Absolutely correct, Ed. It's inhumane to deny an American - of ANY kind, much less the military personnel - the right of self-defense.

Matt said...

It past time for this garbage to stop.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Matt. Only a matter of time before those of us who still believe in the Constitution start to fight back in a more substantive manner.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Just signed and sent the letter. Is any Senator taking the same action?

Tewshooz said...

We also just sent the letter. Remember that it was Bill Clinton that disarmed the military.

Rev. Paul said...

WSF - if so, I'm not aware of any.

Tewshooz - Clinton signed the order, but it was George H.W. Bush who drafted it.

Rob said...

Way past time. Why issue weapons and train them in use, to turn around and say sorry solider you can't defend yourself on American Soil.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Armed Services

Maroons! At the very least, they should be able to defend themselves!


Rev. Paul said...

Rob, it's the Progressive mentality ... or at least, what passes for a mentality. Politicians hiding behind layers of police and armed security, telling the military (and us) we shouldn't have firearms.

Guffaw, it would seem like common sense, if there is such a thing anymore.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

There is no commons sense used any more.
Our military protect this country, and our freedoms. They should be able to protect and defend no matter the location.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I think everyone here would agree with that statement, as you're spot on.