The National Gun Owners Alliance seeks to inform our members on their local and national candidates’ views on the possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens. After all, criminals always manage to get their hands on firearms.
Too often, though, varying and complex rules and regulations make it difficult for the law abiding citizens to legally carry a firearm to protect themselves and their families.
Instead of keeping Americans safe, many ordinances create a complicated and expensive gun control bureaucracy.
No concealed carry law has ever persuaded a criminal to obtain the government’s permission to carry firearms. A Justice Department survey of perpetrators of crimes with handguns showed that 93% had obtained their guns in ways other than buying them at gun stores.
All it succeeds in doing is burdening the law-abiding citizen, the one in whose hands the firearms ultimately belong.
Moreover, studies show that when citizens are armed, crime rates diminish.
A study by the Justice Department found that “a criminal is not going to mess around with a victim he knows is armed with a gun.” Of all the felons polled, 57% agreed that “criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim that they are about running into police.”
To keep Americans safe and crime under control you need to know where candidates stand on gun rights.
As Texas State Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp said, “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”