Letter to the Editor

One gun bill plan would be good

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dear editor:

Reference to Mike Bradbury's letter (Feb. 18 issue).

Mike, I agree with you and for the reasons you stated. You stole my thunder as I was about to write the same thing.

I am a member of the NRA and also the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA). Today, my monthly newsletter from the CCRKBA elaborated on bill H.R. 45, which Mike more than mentioned. The CCRKBA also told about bill H.R. 197, the proposed National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009. If approved, H.R. 197 will allow Idahoans with a state right-to-carry license to travel to or through other states with their guns, whether or not the state traveled in has a right-to-carry law.

This would be great for me as my children/grandchildren live in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and I have to travel through states that don't recognize Idaho's right-to-carry license.

As my wife and I are 72 years old, and not in the best physical shape, we would have no chance with car thieves or nuts who shoot up a restaurant, etc.

Today I wrote to my senators and congressman and told them to vote against H.R. 45 and for H.R. 197. I also reminded them that I vote only for NRA approved candidates (those who support the second amendment). I urge all voting-age readers who favor gun rights to do the same.

I do not live in England, Australia, Canada or Japan. If we do not advise our politicians how to vote, we will end up like the citizens of the mentioned countries. No guns, no self protection, and no hunting!

Last of all the United Nations is still trying to disarm the world. Like the Clintons, I'm told that President Obama favors the UN. Lord help us if they get together.

Pen A. Bidwell