The Firearms Coalition is, as the name implies, a coalition of groups and individuals concerned about our right to arms. Our coalition represents thousands of gun clubs, grass roots organizations, and individual activists, but we need more. Recently we teamed up with a number of gun rights leaders from around the country to form a new, even larger coalition, one dedicated to a single goal: Stopping the growing tsunami of anti-rights legislation and regulation building in Washington, DC.
Our position is simple: Just Say No. No to any gun ban. No to any restrictions or bans on magazines. No to registration. No to government intrusion into personal transactions between private individuals. No to any and all forms of additional gun control – no matter what any other national or local organizations might say or do. No new gun laws. No compromise. No way.
If you agree with this position, we need your voice added to our coalition. If you belong to a gun club, state association, grassroots organization, church, business, or family that agrees with this position, we need their voices added to our efforts as well.
Anti-gun Mayor (and potential presidential candidate) Mike Bloomberg and his group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” have created a television commercial purportedly intended to generate momentum for closing the so called “gun show loophole.” What the ad will do more than anything else is highlight Sen. John McCains betrayal of gunowners when he made a commercial on behalf of Citizens for Gun Safety supporting legislation to close the imaginary loophole several years ago. From a political standpoint, only McCain is damaged with this new ad which is scheduled to air in candidates home states and in Pennsylvania prior to their April 22 Primary. It is a safe bet that GunVoters will respond negatively to the spot and it will make it even harder for McCain in his efforts to woo this important voting block. The timing of the Bloomberg spot suggests that it is intended to damage John McCain and remove GunVoters from the election equation in November. Could this be a proverbial artillery barrage to soften up the beach before Bloomberg launches his own campaign for president? Maybe, or perhaps it is a payback for some perceived wrong of the past. Whatever the reason, McCain is going to discover that it is painful to shoot yourself in the foot – especially when that foot is firmly planted in your own mouth. McCain supplied the gun and ammo and put his own foot in his mouth and now Bloomberg is pulling the trigger.