Congress should immediately adopt national concealed carry legislation

June 14, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to the shooting in Alexandria, Va.:

“The vulnerability of our nation’s leaders to a terrorist attack like the one in Alexandria, Va. makes it all the more clear that a national concealed carry law needs to pass to ensure all citizens are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights. The Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others was only prevented from committing a mass murder by the presence of armed Capitol Hill police assigned to Scalise. While it is particularly heinous that this was an attack on the very institution of government, it would be no less tragic if it had been against everyday citizens. Those citizens need to have the choice guaranteed to them by the Constitution to have the means to protect themselves. Congress needs to act now to pass national concealed carry legislation.”

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