BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation have jointly released a powerful new video revealing that the “real war on women” is about keeping them disarmed and unable to protect themselves and their children against violent criminals.

The video depicts a woman with her grandchildren whose home is invaded. She frantically dials 911 and listens as the call receiver says that units “have been dispatched.” But then a message appears on the screen, reminding viewers that the average police response time is 11 minutes.

Then another message appears. It says the real war on women is gun control. A female voice tells viewers to “Protect yourself and your children. It’s your constitutional and God-given right.”

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said that the new video will be showing up on various internet sites and cable channels over the next three weeks.

“We want to remind women that they are ultimately responsible for their own safety and the safety of their children, and that in an emergency, help may not get there in time,” Gottlieb said. “The Second Amendment affirms and protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms in just such an emergency.

“The right of self-defense is the oldest human right,” he continued. “Our video reminds viewers that there is much truth to the adage that ‘when seconds count, police are minutes away’. Women living alone, single mothers or those whose husbands may be traveling or deployed overseas should understand that laws designed to keep them disarmed are literally putting them at the mercy of criminals who don’t know the meaning of the word.

“We encourage women to empower themselves,” Gottlieb concluded. “If they choose to buy a firearm, get competent instruction and learn to be your own first responder. Our police agencies try to do a good job, but budget cuts, manpower shortages and a busy criminal element all work against public safety and the common good.

“It’s time for all of us to win the real war on women,” he said.