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  • This just in from GOA!

    03/03/2009 12:06:10 PM PST · by Serpent1 · 16 replies · 797+ views
    Gun Owners of America | Serpent1
    Just got this from Gun Owners of America. If you are not a member and you are interested in protecting your 2nd Amendment rights then you should give them a look. ================================================================================================================== Senate Repeals D.C. Gun Ban by Large Vote -- But the fight in the House is just beginning Monday, March 2, 2009 By a resounding vote of 62 to 36 last week, the U.S. Senate has approved an amendment, offered by Senator John Ensign of Nevada, to repeal the D.C. gun ban. Congratulations! But the battle is not over. This week, the House will take up the D.C....
  • HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill (Frog in Boiling Water Alert)

    02/26/2009 7:53:51 AM PST · by Scythian · 66 replies · 3,896+ views
    HR 45 May be More Troubling Than the Average Anti-gun Bill -- Legislation may reflect Obama’s thinking by Mike Hammond Those of you who regularly peruse the GOA website know that there are dozens of anti-gun abominations which are introduced as legislation in the Senate and House each Congress. These include, particularly, national gun licensing and broad gun bans. GOA provides a summary of these bills for the benefit of our members and friends. But we do not focus on most of these bills because they are so extreme that they have no chance of passage. They are cynically introduced...
  • Gun Owners Association Larry Pratt concerned about Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

    02/12/2009 12:26:55 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 39 replies · 1,345+ views
    The Andrea Shea King Show ^ | Feb. 12, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    TONIGHT AT 9 ET on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW Own a gun? You're probably among most gun owners who are concerned about what the Barack Obama presidency will mean for our 2nd Amendment protections. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), shares your concern. Of particular interest is Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s choice for Attorney General. Pratt does not consider Holder to be in support of the second amendment. "The President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration."BANG! Holder...
  • Anti-gun Eric Holder Sworn In As Attorney General-- See who stabbed you in the back

    02/06/2009 8:41:56 AM PST · by epow · 45 replies · 1,313+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 02/05/09 | unk
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 GOA wants to thank all of you for your hard work in opposing the extremely anti-gun Eric Holder for Attorney General. While we lost the battle on Monday (by a vote of 75-21), you guys registered your opposition loud and clear. There is no doubt that your activism truly made gun rights THE issue in this nomination battle. Every Senator who spoke against Holder mentioned Second Amendment fears. And even among many of the Senators who voted for him, there was tremendous concern regarding Holder’s stance on gun rights. As stated by The Washington Post yesterday,...
  • New rule prompts fears of guns at inauguration

    12/27/2008 7:37:02 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 61 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/2008 | Jordy Yager
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and gun control groups are concerned that some visitors attending President-elect Obama’s inauguration may try to pack heat because of a rule allowing concealed weapons in national parks. The Bush administration recently altered federal regulations to allow people with permits to carry concealed firearms while in national parks if the park falls within a state or district that allows concealed weapons. Washington D.C. does not allow concealed weapons, but Norton and other think confusion over the rule could lead visitors to bring guns to Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration, which will be held on two miles...
  • National Geographic TV Takes Aim At Your Guns

    12/17/2008 6:32:16 PM PST · by USAF70 · 85 replies · 2,582+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | Gun Owners of America
    National Geographic Channel ran a show last night entitled, "Gun In America." According to the program, there are millions of misguided gun owners across the nation. Why? Because your guns are supposedly more likely to harm you than to help you in an emergency. "As a society, we're totally out of control with weapons," said one Philadelphia cop who was interviewed during the show. "You need to limit access that people have to these type of firearms."
  • Goa police launch hunt for 'missing' Pakistani student [Manchester Paki]

    12/16/2008 3:47:20 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 264+ views
    IANS ^ | 16 Dec 2008, 1658 hrs IST | IANS
    PANAJI: On their toes following specific inputs from intelligence agencies about a possible terror strike in Goa, the state police have launched a manhunt for a passenger believed to be a Pakistani student who went 'missing' after he arrived on a British charter flight here three days ago. At present, the only piece of evidence linking the missing passenger Asim Naz is a certificate issued by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education based in Pakistan's Gujranwala region, which was found abandoned near the arrival lounge of the Dabolim airport. Police enquiry has revealed that the certificate was found near...
  • India warns that Al-Qaida targeting Goa

    12/08/2008 12:34:20 AM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 996+ views
    JPOST.COM - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Dec 8, 2008 5:17 | Updated Dec 8, 2008 5:21 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    SNIPPET: "The Indian beach resort of Goa, a major destination for Israeli backpackers and holidaymakers, is at risk of being struck by al-Qaida, a local politician warned over the weekend." SNIPPET: ""Today, Goa faces serious threat from terrorists and there were specific inputs that al-Qaida would target certain [tourist] installations in Goa. Goa has a coastline of 105 km., major sea ports and beaches," the state's chief secretary, J.P. Singh, wrote in a memo, according to Indian media." SNIPPET: "Dr. Ely Karmon, an expert on Islamist movements and terrorist organizations, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that Israelis should reconsider...
  • Larry Pratt defends Second Amendment

    12/05/2008 11:25:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 931+ views
    the flat hat ^ | 12.05.08 | Chris Rowekamp
    Larry Pratt, the executive director of the Gun Owners of America, discussed the future of the battle over gun control and analyzed gun control as public policy this Thursday evening. Gun Owners of America is a right wing, no-compromise lobbying organization. The talk was sponsored by the William and Mary Rifle Club. During the speech, Pratt spoke about the recent landmark case, D.C. v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. He also discussed the likely implications on gun control policy of the incoming Obama administration and...
  • And Then There Were Four

    11/15/2008 4:31:11 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 5 replies · 543+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 11/15/08
    India will join the United States, Russia and China by building a land based landing field in the same shape as an aircraft carrier. The SBTF (shore-based training facility) will be built outside the west coast port city of Goa. This will be used to train pilots to land on carriers. India is getting its first four MiG-29K fighters soon. These aircraft are modified to operate from carriers. The remaining twelve MiG-29Ks will arrive by the end of 2009. India will receive the refurbished Russian aircraft carrier Gorshkov in 2012. This deal will cost $2.5 billion. This includes the purchase...
  • NRA Endorses Baron Hill (D) for IN-9 WHAT IS GOING ON?

    10/26/2008 8:21:34 AM PDT · by Impy · 63 replies · 1,303+ views ^ | 10-25-08 | IUGradStudent
    I was shocked to find that the NRA has endorsed Baron Hill for IN-9. This is insane, with a good Republican (Sodrel) who could have been endorsed in a very close election. Granted, Hill has only a 36% rating from the Brady Campaign, but our solid Republican representatives all are down in the single digits (with Pence leading the way with a 0% rating -- way to go Mike!). GOA gave Hill a D- in their 2007 rating, but apparently the NRA thought he was good for an A in 2008. I've always been in the "NRA is one of...
  • N.O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina

    10/23/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 40 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 10/22/2008
    .O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina By The confiscated gun has yet to be returned, says Cong. Steve Scalise and the Gun Owners of America Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A New Orleans woman whose gun was confiscated by law enforcement officers in the days after Katrina, and who was injured during the incident at her home, got a brand new 38-caliber revolver Wednesday, courtesy of the Gun Owners of America. 61-year-old Patricia Konie says getting a new gun is a great idea because now she's more afraid of police than she was before. Konie says...
  • Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous...

    10/11/2008 1:41:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 8, 2008 | NA 2008 Gun Owners of America Releases Congressional Voter Guide -- Elections will produce tremendous impact on gun owners' rights Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Wednesday, October 8, 2008 With the election less than one month away, Gun Owners of America is doing its best to keep gun owners informed about who is protecting your rights in the Congress. Many gun owners are familiar with the differences between the candidates at the presidential level, but how well do they know the views and actions of those who are running at the congressional...
  • Waiters kill Australian tourist [Goa India]

    10/09/2008 12:44:53 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 20 replies · 1,025+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9 Oct 2008 | n/c
    PANAJI: An Australian tourist had to pay with his life in Goa on Wednesday after he picked up an argument with a restaurant waiter over how a beer should be served. John Kelly, 65, had gone to Calangute's Club City Restaurant around 8 am and ordered a beer. However, he was not happy with the waiter's service and scolded him. "This resulted in an argument between the two. A group of waiters then beat up the Australian and tore up his clothes," said a police official. Pushed around, the tourist fell to the floor, he said. Kelly was immediately rushed...
  • As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban -- Your Representative now needs to...

    09/15/2008 3:02:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 15, 2008 | NA 2008 As the House Gets Ready to Vote on Repealing the DC Gun Ban -- Your Representative now needs to hear from you Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Monday, September 15, 2008 How quickly things can change. Last week, the early reports indicated that the Childers bill to repeal the DC gun ban, HR 6691, was going to be a "cake walk" in the House of Representatives. But now, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has managed to get an alternative, anti-gun bill onto the floor of the House. Her bill...
  • GOA Alert: TSA Deciding On Whether To Ban Guns In Airports

    08/13/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | August 13, 2008 | GOA
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 You may not have been watching the battle that is brewing over concealed carry in the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, but it may end up affecting you where you live. Because of what's happening in Atlanta, the Transportation Security Agency could decide to allow airports across the country to ban firearms in areas that currently allow for self-defense. It all began when Georgia passed a new law allowing permit holders to carry guns onto state parks, into restaurants that serve alcohol, and onto mass transit (such as the non-surveillance areas in airports). The Hartsfield-Jackson airport...
  • Senate Vote Is Good News For Gun Rights

    08/05/2008 9:30:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 94+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 30, 2008 | NA 2008 Senate Vote Is Good News For Gun Rights -- GOA thanks activists for sending thousands of e-mails to the Senate prior to vote Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Gun owners won an important vote in the U.S. Senate this week, when more than three dozen senators stood with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma in his battle against Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Reid fell eight votes short on Monday of stopping Coburn, who has been using parliamentary maneuvers to keep anti-gun legislation (and pork)...
  • Malfunctioning gun sends veteran to prison

    07/28/2008 7:22:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies · 242+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 26, 2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A pro-Second Amendment group is taking the unusual step of asking for financial help for the family of a gun owner caught up in a bizarre prosecution for a malfunctioning firearm. David Olofson is a U.S. Army veteran, Army Reservist and a gun enthusiast who loaned his personal 20-year-old AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a neighbor who had expressed an interest in learning to shoot. A semi-automatic weapon fires one bullet each time the trigger is pulled. But – as Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, explains – when the neighbor took the gun to a range, it...
  • Man jailed for broken gun getting defense fund help

    07/23/2008 8:00:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies · 161+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 21 July, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The Gun Owners of America have launched a campaign to help support the family of a man sentenced to 30 months in jail for a rifle that misfired. Officials with GOA today announced they will be working to generate support for the wife and three children of David Olofson, on whom WND has reported in the past, while a GOA-orchestrated appeal of his conviction proceeds. "Not only is Gun Owners of American representing Olofson during his appeal, we have set up an Olofson relief fund so that his wife and mother of their three young children will be able to...
  • BATFE: Any Semi-Auto Can Be A Machine Gun

    07/22/2008 10:32:35 AM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 33 replies · 224+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | July 22, 2008 | Secamndmt
    BATFE: Any Semi-Auto Can Be A Machine Gun by Larry Pratt On July 2 I went to jail. Happily for me, I left right away. Sadly for David Olofson and his family, he had to stay, and will have to stay for 30 months in the Federal Correctional Institute in Sandstone, Minnesota. Why is the federal government incarcerating an Army reservist from Berlin, Wisconsin who has 16 years of service, a mortgage, a wife and three kids? They convicted him for knowingly transferring an unregistered machine gun. Since the case was brought by the rogue agency -- the Bureau of...
  • Gates reopens tanker fight

    07/09/2008 12:15:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 479 replies · 390+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2008 | Roxana Tiron
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced Wednesday that Northrop Grumman and Boeing will have to submit revised proposals for the Air Force’s highly contested aerial refueling tanker program. The Pentagon chief's decision comes after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) upheld Boeing's protest of the Air Force's decision to award the contract to Northrop Grumman and EADS North America, the parent company of Boeing rival Airbus. “I have concluded that the contract cannot be awarded,” Gates said at a Pentagon news conference. Northrop Grumman won the heated competition on Feb. 29, but is currently under a stop-work order. The decision means...
  • After protesting gun rule, Disney guard is fired

    07/08/2008 1:21:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 106 replies · 380+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 8, 2008 | Scott Powers
    Walt Disney World fired a security guard on Monday after he protested the company's decision not to allow people with concealed weapons permits to keep guns in their cars on Disney property. Disney terminated Edwin Sotomayor, 36, of Orlando for violating three Disney employee policies, essentially for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation, said spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez. Sotomayor vowed to continue his fight. At issue is Florida's new law that allows people with concealed weapons permits to keep firearms in their vehicles in employee parking lots. Disney advised its employees late last month that the theme-park resort is exempt...
  • GOA Alert - June 27, 2008 GOA Hits The Airwaves On Heller Decision

    06/27/2008 6:02:55 PM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 36 replies · 53+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 27, 2008 | GOA
    Friday, June 27, 2008 Yesterday was a historic day for the gun rights movement. For starters, Gun Owners of America is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court, in the DC v. Heller opinion, struck down the handgun ban and trigger lock requirement in the nation's capital. As a result, GOA experts have spent the last two days using radio, TV and print media to explain the Court's decision and its impact upon the future of the gun debate in America. GOA's amicus brief urged the Court not to use the Heller case as a springboard to resolve the constitutionality of...
  • Gun control backers not bold on 2009 (As if they would be bold at this time?)

    05/27/2008 11:18:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/08 | Bob Cusack
    Lawmakers who favor gun control are not optimistic about next year even though Democrats may be running Congress and the White House. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the sponsor of legislation that would reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban, dismissed the idea that her bill might pass in the 111th Congress. “It’s a pro-gun House, a pro-gun Senate and [Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)] won’t want to deal with it,” McCarthy said. McCarthy stressed that she is not giving up on reauthorizing the weapons ban that sunsetted in 2004, but also made clear she is...
  • GOA's Message Goes Nationwide Following Yesterday's Supreme Court Hearing

    03/20/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT · by kimber · 23 replies · 819+ views ^ | 19 March 2008 | Larry Pratt
    Gun owners had their day in court on Tuesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the DC v. Heller case, which involves a challenge to the DC gun ban. Absent some world-shaking surprise, it is pretty clear that there are five votes on the Supreme Court to declare that the Second Amendment is an individual right. That fact alone should be enough to settle the argument over gun control and protect gun owners' rights. But as we all know, that's where the battle over the meaning of the Second Amendment begins. More to the point, Justice John...
  • Goa murder 'covered up' by police

    03/10/2008 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Hatter6 · 6 replies · 643+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/03/08 | BBC
    A government official in Goa has accused Indian police of trying to cover up the murder of a British girl. Scarlett Keeling, 15, of Bideford, Devon, was found dead on a beach last month. Police initially said she had died after drinking too much. Local man Samson D'Souza, 29, has been charged with rape but not with murder. Goa's Tourism Minister Francisco X Pacheco has stated that Indian police deliberately covered up Miss Keeling's murder. He told the Reuters news agency: "This is a clear case of murder and it has gone out of proportion because police tried to cover...
  • John McCain Is A Liberal Gun Grabber

    02/22/2008 9:44:29 PM PST · by TBP · 88 replies · 1,416+ views
    Via email | February 22, 2008 | Chuck Baldwin
    If the Presidency of George W. Bush proved anything, it proved the hazard of electing phony Republican conservatives. At least one is able to clearly see a liberal for what he or she is when they have a "D" behind their name. But put an "R" behind the name and suddenly their liberal, Big-Government, anti-freedom agenda is barely recognized, which makes a liberal Republican much more dangerous than a liberal Democrat. Let me say it straight out: a John McCain Presidency would be far worse than a Barack Obama Presidency. With a Democrat in the White House, conservatives and Christians...
  • GOA Blasts Michael Sullivan As "Unfit for Office"

    02/22/2008 5:30:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 21, 2008 | NA 2008 GOA Blasts Michael Sullivan As "Unfit for Office" -- Acting BATFE Chief shows himself to be as anti-gun as Ted Kennedy Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, February 21, 2008 Gun Owners of America today hammered BATFE nominee Michael Sullivan as "unfit for office"' -- characterizing him as a Massachusetts liberal who is cut from the same cloth as Ted Kennedy. In its press release today, GOA called for Sullivan's defeat and praised Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for holding Sullivan's feet to the fire. GOA members should have recently received...
  • McCain? No Way!

    02/17/2008 10:20:04 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 672 replies · 750+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Feb 15, 2008 | Sen. HL "Bill" Richardson (ret.) No Way! by Sen. HL "Bill" Richardson (ret.) Chairman of the Board, GOA Americans are being told by the mainstream media that conservatives have no other choice than to back the hypocrite from Arizona. All that is required is to pretend he is "really" a conservative. "So, crawl under the big Republican tent and vote for McCain," we are told. "Besides, what other choice do you have?" We have plenty of choices, none of which calls for casting our vote for the lesser of two presidential evils. First, the Republican race isn't over. Huckabee is still around and as...
  • National firearms ban 'reasonable'?

    01/19/2008 3:37:45 AM PST · by Man50D · 138 replies · 20,808+ views ^ | January 19, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A Second Amendment advocacy organization is asking the Bush administration to withdraw a legal brief that leaders fear could be used to support "any gun ban – no matter how sweeping," as long as some court somewhere determines it is "reasonable." The concern comes from Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, whose group is pleading with the Bush administration to withdraw an anti-gun brief filed by the U.S. Solicitor General in a Supreme Court case regarding a District of Columbia ban on handguns. The document from U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement noted since "unrestricted" private ownership...
  • Fred Hits DoJ for "Overlawyering" Gun Rights Case!

    01/16/2008 11:24:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies · 219+ views
    The Corner at the National Review ^ | January 16, 2008 | Jonathan Adler
    Gun rights advocates were understandably dismayed when the Bush Administration Justice Department submitted a brief in District of Columbia v. Heller, the big Second Amendent case to be argued later this term, calling for a remand of the case for reconsideration of D.C.'s gun laws under a less demanding constitutional standard. Given the Bush Administration's support for an "individual rights" view of the Second Amendment, many find it incomprehensible that the Administration would not support the D.C. Circuit decision holding D.C.'s draconian gun restrictions unconstitutional. The DoJ's brief is also a potentially unwelcome development in the Presidential race, as it...
  • Q&A On The Veterans Disarmament Act - How the new law will affect you and where we go from here

    01/09/2008 7:50:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 550+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 8, 2008 | NA 2008 Q&A On The Veterans Disarmament Act -- How the new law will affect you and where we go from here Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Tuesday, January 8, 2008 As most Americans were preparing for the Christmas holidays last month, the U.S. Congress pulled another fast one when only few people were watching. It was December 19. Most Congressmen had left town and were either at the airport or in the air returning home. They weren't in Washington, DC, because their party leadership had told them that all the major...
  • Christmas Gun Grab targets US Vetrans First

    12/28/2007 8:48:17 AM PST · by garfab · 17 replies · 597+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 12/23/2007
    WND WEAPONS OF CHOICE Gun owners 'get stabbed in back' 'Veterans Disarmament Act on way to president' Posted: December 23, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 Congress has given gun owners in America a Christmas gift: a blade in the back, according to officials with Gun Owners of America. The organization said the plan supported by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and others, and known as the Veterans Disarmament Act by opponents, is being forwarded now to President Bush.
  • Gun Owners 'Get Stabbed in Back'('Veterans Disarmament Act on way to president')

    12/23/2007 12:28:24 PM PST · by kellynla · 99 replies · 628+ views ^ | December 23, 2007 | staff
    Congress has given gun owners in America a Christmas gift: a blade in the back, according to officials with Gun Owners of America. The organization said the plan supported by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and others, and known as the Veterans Disarmament Act by opponents, is being forwarded now to President Bush. While other gun groups have endorsed H.R. 2640, a comprehensive plan to expand the powers of the Brady Bill gun restriction plan, Gun Owners of America has opposed it vigorously, and described its provisions for banning individuals, especially veterans, from owning guns as unreasonable. "The core of the...
  • GOA Activists Make Big Splash On Capitol Hill -- Gun rights report for 2007

    12/13/2007 10:36:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 13, 2007 | NA 2007 GOA Activists Make Big Splash On Capitol Hill -- Gun rights report for 2007 Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 "Gun Owners of America has remained a steadfast ally. Their unwavering defense of our rights as Americans is commendable." -- Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), November 2007 Thursday, December 13, 2007 When people look back on 2007, they may remember the several, notable shootings that took place: the massacre at Virginia Tech in April, the slayings at the Nebraska and Utah malls, and the most recent killings in Colorado -- a shooting...
  • Senator Coburn Goes On The Offensive (HR 2640 and S 2084)

    10/22/2007 8:27:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 275+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 18, 2007 | NA 2007 Senator Coburn Goes On The Offensive -- Asks Veteran Affairs to explain why they continue banning vets from owning guns Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Thursday, October 18, 2007 Senator Tom Coburn isn't going to go away quietly. As you know from previous GOA alerts, the Republican Senator from Oklahoma has placed a hold on the noxious legislation that is being pushed by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Because of his actions, the Veterans Disarmament Act (HR 2640 and S 2084) has been stalled in the Senate for a...
  • New U.S. Senator opposing H.R. 2640, and a detailed rebuttal of the NRA's defense of gun control

    10/17/2007 7:01:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,100+ views
    U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is now publicly telling constituents he is opposed to HR2640, which means steam is gathering against this gun control scheme. This is terrible news for the anti-gun forces in Congress -- including House Sponsor Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) -- and good news for the NRA, as they are now starting to realize that this gun control bill will be seen largely as their creation. One of the problems with trying to understand what H.R. 2640 really means is that the whole truth is not always being told. So, here are some important points to consider. The...
  • HR 2640 is Janet Reno's dream (NRA Director Opposes McCarthy Veteran Disarmament Act)

    10/08/2007 6:41:14 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 59 replies · 1,258+ views ^ | 07/11/07 | Ted Nugent
    "...with ATF harrassing the [deleted] out of numerous mom & pop gunshops in SC, ID & elsewhere, this is THE American issue of alltimes. I pray to God ya all hammer relentlessly." -Nuge McCARTHY BILL COULD COME UP AT ANY TIME IN THE U.S. SENATE Now that Congress returns to work this week, your liberties are in jeopardy once again! You will remember that before the Independence Day break, the House of Representatives passed a McCarthy gun control bill (HR 2640) without any hearings, without any committee action... they put it on the Suspension Calendar and simply got a non-recorded...
  • Gun Lobby Splits on Improved Background Checks

    10/07/2007 7:35:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 77 replies · 1,683+ views ^ | October 05, 2007 | Susan Jones
    ( - The normally solid "gun lobby" has split on a bill intended to improve the system for conducting instant background checks on would-be gun-buyers. The bill would require federal agencies to provide records of all individuals who are prohibited by law from owning guns to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS); and it would provide financial incentives for the states to automate and transmit their records to NICS as well. (States would be penalized for noncompliance.) The goal is to provide NICS with updated criminal and mental health records -- to prevent a situation like the Virginia...
  • An Open Letter To The Pro-gun Community (GOA)

    10/04/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by EdReform · 19 replies · 996+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | October 4, 2007 | Gun Owners of America
    An Open Letter To The Pro-gun Community Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Thursday, October 4, 2007 It may be a cliche, but it is true: This letter is written not in anger, but in sorrow and concern. It is written to our friends about NRA staff who, tragically, have taken a course which, we believe, would be disastrous for the Second Amendment and the pro-gun movement. Two of us are Life Members of the NRA -- one of whom was an NRA board member for over ten years. And our legislative...
  • Gun Bill Not Anti-Veteran (H.R. 2640)

    10/03/2007 5:04:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 994+ views ^ | October 02, 2007 | Larry Scott
    There is no such thing as the “Veterans Disarmament Act.” There is no pending legislation that would take firearms away from veterans. There is no pending legislation that would prevent a person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), veteran or not, from purchasing a firearm or ammo. But, there is a huge campaign of misinformation and scare tactics being forwarded by a small gun owners group who view themselves to be in competition with the National Rifle Association (NRA). Let’s use some common sense instead of nonsense. If veterans were to lose the right to own firearms, you’d have a lot...
  • Veterans Disarmament Act To Bar Vets From Owning Guns

    09/23/2007 11:18:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 94 replies · 1,547+ views
    GOA ^ | Sept, 2007 | Larry Pratt
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans -- from Vietnam through Operation Iraqi Freedom -- are at risk of being banned from buying firearms if legislation that is pending in Congress gets enacted. How? The Veterans Disarmament Act -- which has already passed the House -- would place any veteran who has ever been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the federal gun ban list. This is exactly what President Bill Clinton did over seven years ago when his administration illegitimately added some 83,000 veterans into the National Criminal Information System (NICS system) -- prohibiting them from purchasing firearms, simply...
  • Giuliani Seeking Support From NRA (Pigs now fly, Satan buys parka, etc.)

    09/20/2007 1:24:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut
    Rudolph W. Giuliani will go before the rank and file of the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking support for his Republican presidential campaign from a group he once likened to "extremists" for its efforts to repeal the ban on assault weapons. But even as the former New York mayor strives to burnish his Second Amendment credentials at the gathering in Washington, a panel of federal judges in his home town will be hearing arguments on the lawsuit that Giuliani filed seven years ago aimed at punishing the nation's gun manufacturers for violent crimes involving firearms. Announcing the lawsuit in...
  • Veterans Disarmament Bill Could Come Before The Senate At Any Time -- GOA provides Senators...

    09/17/2007 1:26:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 12, 2007 | NA 2007 Veterans Disarmament Bill Could Come Before The Senate At Any Time -- GOA provides Senators with several pro-gun amendments Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 "Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!" -- Patrick Henry, in his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech of March 23, 1775 Wednesday, September 12, 2007 The Senate could bring up the Veterans Disarmament Bill at any time, as a result of its passage in the Judiciary Committee a few weeks ago. The bill -- introduced by...
  • As Senate Reconvenes... Veterans Disarmament Bill Offers False Hopes Of Relief For Gun

    09/05/2007 3:59:47 PM PDT · by processing please hold · 240 replies · 2,027+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Sept. 5, 2007
    Patrick Henry had it right. Forget the past, and you're destined to make the same mistakes in the future. Gun control has been an absolute failure. Whether it's a total gun ban or mere background checks, gun control has FAILED to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. But gun control fanatics still want to redouble their efforts, even when their endeavors have not worked. Congress is full of fanatics who want to expand the failed Brady Law to such an extent that millions of law-abiding citizens will no longer be able to own or buy guns. For months,...
  • Senate Panel Sends Brady Expansion Bill To The Floor

    08/09/2007 12:57:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 946+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | August 8, 2007 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgAug 2007 Senate Panel Sends Brady Expansion Bill To The Floor -- Once again, measure is passed by an unrecorded voice vote! Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 "[The NRA's] blessing is required for any bill that enforces or creates gun laws." -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, July 27, 2007 Wednesday, August 8, 2007 It's truly amazing. You wouldn't think that something as controversial as gun control could fly through the House of Representatives, and then through a Senate committee without facing at least one recorded vote. But on Thursday of last week, the...
  • Top pro-gun 2008 presidential candidates; Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter..

    07/25/2007 5:37:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,200+ views
    Red Pills ^ | 7/23/07 | staff
    How many of you have a basic litmus test for your political candidates? That is, are there certain positions of political policy for which you will not compromise or compromise slightly based on other factors? I don’t mean is the candidate breathing and a member of a particular political party. In my opinion, that is no way to vote. Okay, I will go along with the breathing test but forget party. Know the candidates and their positions on what you deem most important. For some of us it is the abortion issue, for others affirmative action, others gay rights, for...

    07/07/2007 3:30:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,265+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Jul 2007 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgJul 2007 FIREARMS LEGISLATION IN THE 110th CONGRESS Analysis by Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585, fax: 321-8408 House Bills H.R. 73 (Bartlett): This bill would affirm the right of Americans to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves, their families, and their homes. H.R. 96 (Castle, Shays, Kirk): This bill would require Instantchecks for private transactions at gun shows. If the sponsor "knowingly" fails to notify every attendee of his responsibilities under the Brady Law (new 18 U.S.C. 932(a)(2)(D) and new 18 U.S.C. 924(a)(8)(B)), every board member of the sponsor could...
  • Immigration Bill Dead For Now -- Gun owners unheralded in media, but played a huge role...

    07/04/2007 10:58:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,133+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | June 29, 2007 | NA
    www.gunowners.orgJun 2007 Immigration Bill Dead For Now -- Gun owners unheralded in media, but played a huge role in the defeat of bill Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 Friday, June 29, 2007 Well, the American public has spoken. If you ever wondered whether your activism pays off, then look no further than the immigration debate. The bill went down in flames yesterday by a vote of 53-46. And good thing too, because this bill was packing more than just immigration stuff -- it also contained anti-gun language as well. But what else...
  • McCarthy Bill Moves To The Senate--"Compromise" bill represents most far-reaching gun ban in years

    06/19/2007 10:06:57 AM PDT · by EdReform · 96 replies · 1,457+ views
    GOA web site ^ | June 18, 2007 | Gun Owners of America
    www.gunowners.orgJun 2007 McCarthy Bill Moves To The Senate -- "Compromise" bill represents the most far-reaching gun ban in years Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 (703)321-8585 ACTION: 1. Please urge your Senators to OPPOSE the gun control bill (HR 2640) which was snuck through the House last week by anti-gun Democrats. Some people are saying this bill is a positive step for gun owners, but realize this ONE SIMPLE FACT: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and Sen. Chuck Schumer are the lead sponsors of this legislation! These two have NEVER once looked out for your Second...