If a citizen can purchase any other goods in any other state, why shouldn’t that citizen be allowed to buy a handgun – the ownership of which is protected as a constitutionally delineated civil right under the Second Amendment – in another state, provided that citizen meets all the legal requirements, which translates to passing a nationally-uniform background check?
Joining CCRKBA as plaintiffs against Holder and Jones are Texas resident and firearms retailer Fredric Russell Mance, Jr.; Tracey Ambeau Hanson and Andrew Hanson, both of Washington, D.C. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth division.
It’s a rare step into the legal arena for CCRKBA, acknowledged its chairman, Alan Gottlieb. He’s the veteran gun rights advocate currently spearheading the organization’s effort to pass Initiative 591, the single-page gun owner privacy measure that prevents government gun confiscation without due process. It also mandates that background checks conducted in Washington must comply with a uniform national standard.
CCRKBA is part of the statewide coalition supporting I-591 that includes hunters, rank-and-file law enforcement, competitive and recreational shooters, and gun collectors. The umbrella group is Protect Our Gun Rights (POGR).
He’s also on the offense against Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure ostensibly being pandered as a “universal background check” scheme. However, according to Gottlieb and other gun rights advocates, I-594 reaches far beyond federal requirements, and lays the groundwork for expansion of the state’s antiquated pistol registry. It also mandates checks for all firearms transfers, and not just sales.