FACTSHEET: Alan M. Gottlieb
President, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
Founder, The Second Amendment Foundation. Founder, Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Owner, Merril Mail Marketing. President, KBNP radio, Portland, OR. Former advisory board, National Federal Lands Conference. Member, Council For National Policy. National Director , American Conservative Union. Founder and President , American Political Action Committee
Gottlieb, gun activist and one of the founders of the "wise use" movement, has done jail time for tax fraud.
Gottlieb founded CDFE on July 4, 1976., and runs both the non-profit Free Enterprise Press and for-profit Merrill Press. Gottlieb edited the 1989 "The WIse Use Agenda," published in as the platform for the infant anti-environmental movement. Gottlieb also co-authored "Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism is Wrecking America" and has written several pro-gun books. The American Freedom Coalition, a political arm of the Unification Church, once shared office space with CDFE at Liberty Park, a building owned outright by Gottlieb. In both 1989 and 1990, Alan Gottlieb was on the board of directors of AFC Washington. (http://www.clearproject.org/reports_Fifty_VI.html)
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