Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has expressed concerns about the election of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels as the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors due to his anti-gun stance.
Last year, Nickels held a widely televised press conference announcing his intention to pursue a ban on legally-carried firearms on city property.
Now, CCRKBA representatives worry he will use his new position to push an anti-gun agenda at a White House meeting planned later this summer.
"Greg Nickels knows he will find a sympathetic ear in the Oval Office for his illegal gun control scheme," says CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.
"However, pushing an agenda to disarm law-abiding citizens is not the way to [eliminate violent crime]," he adds.
In the meantime, Seattle Weekly reports the mayor’s office has been vague on the ban proposal in recent months and speculates the seeming inaction may be due to a range of issues from his focus on the difficult economy to a looming lawsuit from the Second Amendment Foundation.
CCRKBA is a non-profit gun rights organizations dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the U.S.