Gun Group Awards Infringement Prize To Maryland Attorney General

July 7, 2008 - 8:02 PM

( - The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has awarded its "Civil Liberties Infringement Prize"(CLIP) to the Attorney General of the State of Maryland.

John Michael Snyder of the Committee said in Washington on Tuesday, that Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., throughout his public career consistently "has demonstrated opposition to the right of ordinary, law abiding citizens to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones with firearms from the violent criminal element."

Snyder also said Curran "really capped his career last week with his call for an eventual ban on private handgun possession throughout the so-called Free State. Curran is telling Marylanders that if they are not public officials with official police protection and someone attacks them or tries to rob them, they are plain out of luck."

Curran's gun control proposals were criticized as "Attempts on the part of power drunk politicians to disempower ordinary citizens. While often calling themselves servants of the people, these gun grabbing hypocrites really are enemies of the people. They use their political positions to deny the people certain basic civil rights, the right to self defense, the right to defend one's life and the lives of one's loved ones from violent criminal attacks, the very right to life itself."

The mock Civil Liberties Infringement Prize (CLIP), according to the committee, recognizes "the awardees efforts to eliminate personal and public safety in the United States by undermining the individual Second Amendment civil right of law abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty and property."