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More Reaction to Obama’s Anti Gun Agenda

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party officials continued on Thursday to denounce President Barack H. Obama’s plans to limit or (in some cases suspend) Americans cherished Second Amendment rights.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said in written statement, “Alabamians believe as our founding fathers did that we should have the right to bear arms to protect and defend ourselves and therefore gave us the Second Amendment. I believe that the Second Amendment is the insurance policy the founders set up for future generations to prevent an overreaching government. I am thankful for the rights provided us in the US Constitution…. the rights that this President seems all too willing to ignore.”

Shelby County Republican Party Chairman Freddy Ard said, “The list of 23 executive orders that President Obama released yesterday infringe on the very rights assured to Americans by the United States Constitution.”

Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman said on Facebook, “I’ve got an Executive Order alright! It’s called a GLOCK!”

Shelby County Chairman Ard said “The Shelby County Republican Party passionately acknowledges and defends the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment for law-abiding  citizens to keep and bear arms. The President’s plan to reduce gun violence seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to a tragic situation that ultimately will result in the loss of freedom and liberty for American citizens,”

Chairman Armistead said, “President Obama is once again trying to legislate from the executive branch. The 23 executive actions that he announced Wednesday to restrict gun ownership in American is just another way that he wants to ’fundamentally transform America’. He wanted the government to control our healthcare and now he wants to control what we can purchase in the way of firearms. This President is consumed with the desire for power and control over our lives.”

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The National Rifleman’s Association (NRA) wrote on Facebook, “The only way we’re going to save our Second Amendment right is if all gun owners continue to contact their lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures.”

Chairman Ard said, “The Shelby County Republican Party vigorously supports the idea that the powers of the federal government are derived from the people, and it is only as powerful as the rights we choose to give away.”

Chairman Armistead said, “I know that our Republican Delegation from Alabama will stand strong against President Obama insatiable desire for control of every aspect of our lives and especially on the issue to bear arms.”

Ard said, “The SCGOP joins the Republican National Committee (RNC) in affirming that we acknowledge, support, and defend the law-abiding citizen’s God-given right of self-defense. We call for the protection of such fundamental individual rights recognized in the Supreme Court’s decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago affirming that right.”

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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