Gun Rights Conference Wraps Up In St. Louis
September 29, 2009 by Special To Personal Liberty
Despite the Obama administration’s anti-Second Amendment efforts, gun rights leaders from across the country gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, last weekend to network, exchange strategies and hear from experts on major issues relating to firearms litigation and politics.
The 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference was hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA). Among the speakers were CCRKBA chairman Alan Gottlieb, SAF President Joseph Tartaro as well as attorney Alan Gura, winner of the landmark Second Amendment Heller case.
On the agenda this year were panel discussions on the UN threat to gun rights, federal and state legislative updates, media bias, self-defense and right-to-carry, open carry, guns and the 10th Amendment as well as the campus concealed carry issue.
According to Daniel White, writing for Examiner.com, ammunition control was also in the spotlight as a new threat posed by the gun control movement.
"These people realize that the most effective way to kill off a species is to cut off its food source, and ammunition is food for guns," White wrote in his column.
Under particular scrutiny came California’s bill AB 962 that would require retailers to keep ammunition where customers cannot access it, check buyers’ IDs, record names and addresses and to take thumbprints, according to the news source.
Next year’s conference is scheduled to be held in San Francisco.