Saturday, July 03, 2010
"Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona was named the Gun Rights Defender of the Month for June by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)," gun rights expert John M. Snyder reported here today.
A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is CCRKBA Public Affairs Director and Editor of Point Blank, a CCRKBA publication announcing the Brewer selection.
One of the reasons for the designation, said Snyder, was that, "Gov. Brewer recently signed into law a measure allowing adults in her state to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, thus putting her in the forefront of those supporting what is being characterized as constitutional carry."
Arizona joined Alaska and Vermont in allowing concealed carry without permits. The Arizona law still enables law-abiding citizens to obtain concealed carry permits if desired.
Gov. Brewer, noted Snyder, "since she became governor in January, 2009, has demonstrated genuine support of the individual right to keep and bear arms. She has manifested this by dramatic action as well as by articulate word. She most certainly deserves this CCRKBA Gun Rights Defender of the Month Award."
Point Blank noted that Gov. Brewer has signed into law a measure which prohibits cities from having restrictions on firearms more stringent than anything in state law, as well as a bill stating that federal laws do not apply to guns and ammunition manufactured wholly in the Grand Canyon State.
"As Americans commemorate our nation's independence," said Snyder, "it is well for us to consider that freedom and respect for individual civil rights, including the right to keep and bear arms, are bulwarks of our liberty. Gov. Brewer is an outstanding public defender of the bulwarks of our liberty and we are proud to honor her.
"Early this week, the Supreme Court made it clear in its McDonald v. Chicago decision that the Constitution protects the people from state and local officials who would deny them their gun rights. Gun grabbers now are trying to circumscribe that right. They may be expected to work for reversal of that decision. Americans need to protect that decision in the political process. Citizens must work through that process to protect their rights. http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/McDonald_Case_Shows_Need_for_Election_Wins_says_Gun_Law_Expert
,201032553.aspx) Americans need strong public defenders of traditional American values such as Gov. Brewer to help citizens protect their civil rights."
John M. Snyder