Grassroots Activism Overcomes Establishment Opposition to Constitutional Carry
Article first appeared at Ammo Land.
Springfield, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- As indicated above, getting permitless carry enacted in Idaho was not an easy task this year.
There are three powerful Republican chairmen in the House chamber who did not want permitless carry, and they had successfully blocked this legislation for quite some time.
But GOA and ISAA worked tirelessly to support a clean Constitutional Carry bill that didn’t take away rights from existing citizens as part of a so-called “compromise.”
ISAA sponsored a Constitutional Carry rally last month and invited GOA’s Larry Pratt as a guest speaker to address the crowd in front of the capitol.
Ultimately, it came down to a battle between the Establishment versus the People.
Here’s what Dean Weingarten at The Truth About Guns had to say regarding this epic battle:
Two powerful chairmen and a powerful chairwoman oppose permitless carry in Idaho…. These three representatives control three of the most powerful committees in the Idaho legislature. They can pass bills and stop bills. They can prevent bills from ever seeing the light of day….
If these three Chairs are against you in the Idaho legislature, it does not matter very much who is for you. It takes the overwhelming force of a higher power to overcome the resistance of the massive legislative clout of these Chairs. And that’s exactly what happened.
The overwhelming force was the force of the voters in Idaho, organized by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance. At a recent rally, a thousand pro-Constitutional Carry demonstrators showed up at the Idaho capitol.
This is why groups like GOA and ISAA exist — it’s to put heat on intransigent legislators.
We are here to remind the representatives of the people that they’re being watched and that they must uphold their oath of office — or else suffer the consequences.
The loud voice of the grassroots has made a tremendous difference in recent years — in defeating gun control at the national level and passing Constitutional Carry across the country.
Please continue to stand with Gun Owners of America, as we work to repeal even more restrictions on your right to keep and bear arms.
Gun Owners of America
P.S. Thank you so much for your continued activism with Gun Owners of America. It’s making a difference. You can see other “Good News” victories from 2015 by clicking here.