This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Gun Appreciation Day Was 'Phenomenal Success,' Says SAF

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday's observance of "Gun Appreciation Day" was as phenomenal success, the Second Amendment Foundation said today after analyzing reports from across the country.

"More than a million American citizens attended rallies at their state capitols and other places, visited gun shows or gun shops, or went hunting or shooting at a local range," noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "These were patriotic, law-abiding people exercising their First Amendment rights to protect their Second Amendment rights."

Huge crowds gathered at capitol campuses from New England to Hawaii, while millions of other Americans celebrated the event on-line via social media and gun-related websites.

"America's gun owners stood united in the exercise of our Second Amendment rights, because the right to keep and bear arms belongs to all of us," Gottlieb observed. "State lawmakers may not have been at these rallies, but I guarantee they heard our message and understand our resolve.

"Contrary to what the gun prohibition extremists have said," he continued, "the events on Saturday were not designed to insult or intimidate but to educate. Firearms owners exercising their constitutionally-protected civil rights once again have shown they are the cornerstone of the community, representing diverse backgrounds and beliefs, with one exception.

"They are all united in the belief that their rights must not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness nor should they be victims of political expediency," Gottlieb said. "Gun Appreciation Day proved that armed citizens will not meekly submit to demagoguery that punishes innocent people for crimes they did not commit.

"The actions by lawmakers in New York and the threats from Capitol Hill and the White House have clearly rekindled gun rights activism in the United States," he concluded. "Gun owners who showed up Saturday are prepared to show up at public hearings and at the polls. They are out there in every neighborhood and every political precinct, and they will not go quietly into the night."

The Second Amendment Foundation ( www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms.  Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. 

SOURCE Second Amendment Foundation

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,164.95 -251.90 -1.45%
S&P 500 1,994.99 -26.26 -1.30%
NASDAQ 4,635.24 -48.1670 -1.03%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs