VCDL will be participating in a media event set up by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) this Wednesday, March 30th, starting at 11:30 AM in Washington, D.C. in front of Fox News (corner of North Capitol Street and Louisiana Ave. NE).
The event will have a large billboard display saying, “Gun Save Lives – 2,191 Americans use guns for self-defense every day”
Starting today (Monday), the truck with that billboard has already begun driving the streets of DC. It is a counter to anti-freedom New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s road show billboard, which says, “34 Americans are murdered with guns every day.”
If you are in the area, drop by for the event!
Here is CCRKBA’s press release:
CCRKBA ‘GUNS SAVE LIVES’ EVENT SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY IN DC
Monday, March 28th, 2011
BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms will hold a special media event featuring the rolling “Guns Save Lives” billboard on Wednesday 3/30/11 at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of North Capitol Street and Louisana Avenue N.E. outside the Fox News DC Bureau and C-Span.
Appearing at the event will be CCRKBA Public Affairs Director John Snyder, CCRKBA Legislative Director Joe Waldron and Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) President Philip Van Cleave. They will be discussing the benefits of firearms ownership, and what gun prohibitionists are trying to hide with their current effort to scare the public into supporting additional restrictions on gun owners.
Anti-gun billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has teamed up with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to send a moving billboard truck around the country claiming that 34 Americans are “murdered with guns every day.” CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb said, “Bloomberg’s campaign tells less than half of a story, so we’re setting the record straight with the help of several outstanding Arizona gun rights activists.”
“Bloomberg’s organization would be more aptly titled ‘Mayors Against Self-Defense’,” said Joe Waldron “Their campaign of hysteria and the mis-information it is spreading, inspired CCRKBA and the Second Amendment Foundation to send out our own truck and ‘truth squad’ to several major American cities over the past few weeks”.
CCRKBA’s mobile billboard arrived in Washington, DC Monday, and has been traveling the streets with a simple message: Guns Save Lives. CCRKBA and VCDL will have handouts available, and will answer questions.
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.