Skip to comments.How A Little Known Pro-Gun Lobby Is Derailing Bipartisan Attempts At Gun Control Legislation (GOA)
Posted on 04/09/2013 12:24:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A little known pro-gun lobby thats well to the right of the National Rifle Association has complicated efforts to reach a solution on gun control legislation, top Democrats have said in recent days.
The Gun Owners of America has been around for decades, operating mostly in obscurity, dwarfed by the lobbying and fundraising prowess of the NRA. The groups big gripe is that the NRA is too squishy and willing to compromise, and its recent efforts to scuttle gun control legislation appear to be scaring away Republicans amenable to background checks.
The results have frustrated Democrats trying to strike a bipartisan deal.
The NRA their lobbying efforts are being pushed even further to the extreme by virtue of the fact that theres another organization called Gun Owners of America, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Nevada Public Radio on Friday. Whenever the NRA tries to be reasonable, the Gun Owners of America becomes more unreasonable, and it pushes the NRA [to the right].
GOA is proud of its obstinacy against gun control. In a New York Times profile of the group last week, its executive director Larry Pratt took credit for scaring away Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) from discussions with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about a bipartisan compromise on expanding background checks for gun purchases.
His staff admitted that it kind of irritated the senator, Pratt told the paper. We were told, Hes getting tired of this. But when we hear complaints like that, we know we are close to success. We are happy he changed his mind. He said GOA mobilized its proclaimed 300,000 pro-gun members to inundate GOP lawmakers with phone calls.....
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GOA “little known” “obscurity” Yeah right.
Whenever the NRA tries to be reasonable, the Gun Owners of America becomes more unreasonable, and it pushes the NRA [to the right].
Welcome to the United States, Schumer. “Shall not be infringed” is pretty clear, idiot.
I’m NRA, GOA and CSWWW member....
Hell, if Eyez looking to get into heaven, Meyez basis iz covert....
Proud NRA, VCDL, and JPFO member!
Good cop, bad cop. Glad somebody has the guts to take the lead on beating back these Traitors.
I’m an NRA and a GOA member.
If asked why I say, “Because I get a little antsy when politicians start discussing which rights I no longer need.”
Annual member of NRA, GOA, CCRKBA, and have been member of SAF in the past.
While the NRA is working on a compromise, GOA is fighting the anti-2A hate machine.
As it is with any other RINO enterprise, it seems like the NRA has become more concerned with maintaining the power of their office and lobby than with crushing socialism.
Good to see GOA get some well-deserved attention.
I belong to GOA, the NRA (life member), and a few others.
Spread the donations.
Just joined GOA today. Coburn needs to wake up or give up.
The GOA pushes the NRA to the right, because the gun grabbers are so very wrong. There is nothing to compromise on here — all of the proposals being discussed will do nothing to prevent violent crime and are all unreasonable restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
Life Member NRA, member RMGO and now, thanks to this article giving me a push, a member of GOA.