It's Time to Protect the 2nd Amendment

Senator Mike Lee
2013-04-06 11:15:31
US Senator for Utah, Mike Lee [image = lee.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/eCard-header-mountaingoat.jpg] * It's Time to Protect the 2nd Amendment* Earlier this week, the Deseret News published an opinion editorial that I wrote to start a discussion on the gun control bills that have been proposed in the Senate.� This article has generated a lot of discussion about the importance of our 2nd Amendment rights and the problems with universal background checks. According to the statistics on the Deseret News site, the article has been shared almost 30,000 times on Facebook and other social networks.� I wanted to make sure that as many Utahns as possible are participating in this important debate about our constitutional rights.� If you haven't read this article yet, here is an excerpt: As Congress begins to consider new gun legislation this spring, it's important for citizens and lawmakers to keep two basic facts in mind. Gun control isn't about guns � it's about control. And the right to bear arms isn't about the arms � it's about the right. These facts may be ignored in Washington, D.C., where there is no hunting to speak of, and every government building is protected by armed guards. They are not lost on the American people, however. They understand that the Second Amendment is of a piece with the rest of the Constitution � written to protect the rights Americans require to live in the kind of nation we have chosen to be. You can read the rest of the article here: www.deseretnews.com/article/765625858/Second-Amendment-Historys-lesson-and-warning.html [link 1] Please share it with your friends and family to encourage them to become part of this debate. * Sign up for Tele-townhall focused on 2nd Amendment* On Wednesday April 10 at 7:00 p.m. MST, I will be holding my next "Let's Talk" Tele-townhall event.� This event will be held in the� middle of the week when the Senate is likely to be debating several gun control proposals.� I would like to focus a portion of this event's discussions on issues related to these gun control proposals.� If you would like to participate in this event, please visit the sign-up page on my website: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/tele-townhall-meetings [link 2] Also, if you would like to receive up-to-the-minute updates on my efforts to protect the 2nd Amendment in the Senate, I invite you to update your E-newsletter preferences to receive my " Gun Rights and Civil Liberties" newsletters: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/signup [link 3]
April 06, 2013

It's Time to Protect the 2nd Amendment

Earlier this week, the Deseret News published an opinion editorial that I wrote to start a discussion on the gun control bills that have been proposed in the Senate.  This article has generated a lot of discussion about the importance of our 2nd Amendment rights and the problems with universal background checks. According to the statistics on the Deseret News site, the article has been shared almost 30,000 times on Facebook and other social networks.  I wanted to make sure that as many Utahns as possible are participating in this important debate about our constitutional rights. 

If you haven't read this article yet, here is an excerpt:

As Congress begins to consider new gun legislation this spring, it's important for citizens and lawmakers to keep two basic facts in mind.

Gun control isn't about guns � it's about control. And the right to bear arms isn't about the arms � it's about the right.

These facts may be ignored in Washington, D.C., where there is no hunting to speak of, and every government building is protected by armed guards. They are not lost on the American people, however.

They understand that the Second Amendment is of a piece with the rest of the Constitution � written to protect the rights Americans require to live in the kind of nation we have chosen to be.

You can read the rest of the article here:

Please share it with your friends and family to encourage them to become part of this debate.

Sign up for Tele-townhall focused on 2nd Amendment

On Wednesday April 10 at 7:00 p.m. MST, I will be holding my next "Let's Talk" Tele-townhall event.  This event will be held in the  middle of the week when the Senate is likely to be debating several gun control proposals.  I would like to focus a portion of this event's discussions on issues related to these gun control proposals.  If you would like to participate in this event, please visit the sign-up page on my website:

Also, if you would like to receive up-to-the-minute updates on my efforts to protect the 2nd Amendment in the Senate, I invite you to update your E-newsletter preferences to receive my " Gun Rights and Civil Liberties" newsletters:

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