Nearly 10,000 applications for concealed carry permits have been requested in the crime–ridden city of Chicago since concealed carry became legal in Illinois this month, and more applications are pouring in each week.
Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation views this as part of a national trend as the midterm elections approach this coming November, less than a year from now. Gottlieb notes, “Now that it is legal, there are more people applying for handgun carry licenses in Obama’s home state of Illinois than for Obamacare. That should tell you what is likely to happen in the 2014 midterm elections.”
Indeed, since 2009 when President Barack Obama took office, 13,984,953 citizens have requested background checks; a 91% increase over the first term of the Bush Administration.
Idaho State Journal Today conducted a poll which shows over 80 percent of respondents in the Gem State support the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 which was introduced in Congress by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Cornyn’s concealed carry act—which is cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Graham (R-SC), Boozman (R-AR), Inhofe (R-OK), Crapo (R-ID), Burr (R-NC), Cochran (R-MS), Johanns (R-NE), Enzi (R-WY), Moran (R-KS), Roberts (R-KS), and Portman (R-OH)—would allow individuals with concealed carry permits in their home states to exercise those same rights in other state that also have concealed carry laws.
A Congressional vote this year on concealed carry would smoke out congressmen and the president, forcing them to take a stand on an issue that has proven to be immensely popular with Americans, especially in big cities. The debate over concealed carry will no doubt be enhanced by the support of the millions of law-abiding Americans who are licensed and the many millions more who hope to obtain a license.
Indeed, the right to own guns crosses party and ideological lines, as the state which has the highest number of gun owners per capita is liberal Vermont. The political debate over concealed carry stands to be brought into focus by the inevitable drop in violent crime in cities once they begin permitting.
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Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report
Author of twenty books, including
Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd
Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the
Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns
Regular on TV/radio: MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live,
Fox News Channel, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Good Morning America and Piers Morgan Live/CNN
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.” He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Piers Morgan, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Hardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations. He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington, KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.
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