Tilting at Windmills

But I honor them for it.

Dan of Jackalope Pursuivant emailed me a link to a post at The England Project. It seems that America’s Citizens Committe for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has opened an office in London:

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today announced that it is opening an office in London, and joining with embattled British citizens in their fight to restore their firearms rights.

It is the first time an American firearm civil rights organization has opened an office on foreign soil. CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb has appointed veteran Conservative Party activist Greg Smith as the organization’s European representative.

“British citizens and gun owners from other European countries will be funding this effort,” Gottlieb said. “Just as with America’s war against international terrorism, we are taking the fight against international gun control to our enemies. With the attack on gun rights becoming global, it is important to fight these battles on every continent before we find ourselves isolated from an important human civil right.

“Extremist gun control measures have disarmed the British people,” Gottlieb continued, “leaving them vulnerable to criminal assault. Incredibly, if they do defend themselves, they can be prosecuted and imprisoned. Since the United Kingdom banned privately owned handguns in 1997, gun crime has nearly doubled. What more appropriate place for the Citizens Committee to be than in the middle of this battleground, offering whatever help we can to British citizens in their efforts to take back their neighborhoods and make their communities safe once again?”

There’s more to read in the press release.

Other than outraging some members of Parliament and a bunch of panty-wetting gun haters, I don’t see the London CCRKBA office accomplishing much from a legislative standpoint, but hats off to them for at least making the effort.

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