Following a “no” vote Friday on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, NRA-ILA is calling out U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., for turning her back on the Second Amendment.
The Senate confirmed Gorsuch by a bipartisan vote of 54 to 45.
“Today, Sen. McCaskill played partisan politics with a qualified U.S. Supreme Court nominee who will protect Missourians' constitutional right to self-protection,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director. “Instead of standing up for Missourians’ constitutional rights, Sen. McCaskill succumbed to pressure from liberal elites and voted against the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.
“The NRA won't let Missouri voters forget that Sen. McCaskill turned her back on their freedoms by voting against a highly qualified, pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court justice.”
An Arkansas man with a concealed-carry permit pulled his handgun last Monday night and saved the life of a man who was being attacked with a knife.
According to television station KATV, the Austin, Ark., man was being attacked with a knife by his brother, and had suffered several lacerations. Seeing the attack, Air Force Reserve Lt. Brandon Teel, a carry permit holder, called the police, pulled his gun, stopped the attack and held the attacker until officers could arrive.
Austin police said the permit holder’s action likely saved the life of the man under attack. “Lt. Teel is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder,” said Chief Bill Duerson. “He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided a tragedy.”
Congress To Consider “Protecting The Second Amendment Act”
A U.S. Congressman from West Virginia has introduced HR 1976, the “Protecting the Second Amendment Act,” which is being supported by the National Rifle Association.
The measure states that no federal firearm licensee (FFL) could be subject to any generalized or ongoing reporting requirement based on the FFL’s geographic location or on sales of multiple long guns. It would amend the Gun Control Act (GCA) to permanently prohibit executive actions like the Southwestern Border states’ rifle sales reporting initiative launched under the Obama administration.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2011 directed thousands of FFLs in southwestern border states to file ongoing reports to the government of any sales of two or more rifles of certain types to the same customer within a five-day period. This was the third broad-based reporting requirement ATF imposed under Obama.